Qualified Health & Safety Officer (QHSO)

Qualified Health & Safety Officer (QHSO)TM Designation

his program is for employees who want to further develop themselves to become leaders in Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) and play an active role in the development, management, maintenance and continual improvement of an employers’ OHS management system.

The program consists of 11 mandatory modules and 1 electives which makes up a total of 110 hours of combined learning.

Individuals who want to qualify for the designation must, in addition to completing the 11 modules, also pass a comprehensive written exam that will cover the content of the mandatory modules.* Once they have passed the final written exam, they may use the designation QHSOTM.

*Note: The comprehensive written exam is not considered as part of this program for purposes of the CAJG, as exams may not always be scheduled within the required 12-month period. A $50 fee will be applicable for administering the exam.

Mandatory Modules:
Module 1: Guide to Develop an OH&S Management System (16 hours)
Module 2: Alberta OHS Legislation Essentials (4 hours)
Module 3: Joint Work Site HS Committee / HS Representative Training (8 hours)
Module 4: Workplace Inspections (4 hours)
Module 5: Hazard Assessment and Methods of Control (4 hours)
Module 6: Accident / Incident Investigation (8 hours)
Module 7: Ability Management (1 hour 15min)
Module 8: Understanding Workplace Violence and Harassment (8 hours)
Module 13: Fatigue Management (8 hours)
Module 12: Health and Safety Auditor Training & Certification (32 hours)
Includes the following required resources:
+ Auditor Interpretation Guide
+ Mandatory: AuditSoft Application Overview

Elective Modules (two must be chosen):
Module 10: Managing Contractors in the Workplace (8 hours)
Module 11: Being a Leader – Roles of an Effective Supervisor (8 hours)

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Important Governmental Administrative requirements (you can read more here): 

  • Training cannot start before the application approval date
  • Training must start within six months of the approval date; and
  • Training must be completed within 52-weeks from the start date of the first training module
  • Payment for the program is in Full upfront prior to commencement of training
  • The Training Completion form must be submitted within 30 days following the last day of the course
  • Employers may choose to receive two payment instalments by contacting the Canada-Alberta Job Grant team.