There are three levels of certification:
- Provisional Construction Safety Officer - CSO(P)
- Construction Safety Officer - (CSO)
- Registered Construction Safety Officer - RCSO
1. Provisional Construction Safety Officer - CSO(P)
The Provisional Construction Safety Officer (CSO(P)) is the first step towards a career as a safety professional. The "Provisional" designation shows the applicant has met the minimum requirements for competency and allows the registrant to then carry the title CSO(P). All applicants granted registration by ASTTBC will initially receive the CSO(P) title. Those applicants with a minimum of 2 years of relevant construction safety experience may apply for reclassification to CSO after a minimum of 1 year as a CSO(P), working in the role of construction safety. Those with less than 2 years of relevant construction safety experience must accumulate the necessary experience and apply for reclassification within 5 years.
2. Construction Safety Officer - CSO
The Construction Safety Officer (CSO) is a fully competent and experienced safety professional who is awarded the right to carry the title CSO. This registrant had met all the conditions for reclassification from CSO(P) and maintains registration in good standing as prescribed in ASTTBC Regulation and Policies. There is no requirement for a CSO to reclassify to RCSO.
3. Registered Construction Safety Officer - RCSO
The Registered Construction Safety Officer holds the senior safety designation within the ASTTBC CSO Certification Program and is awarded the right to the title RCSO. This registrant has worked for a minimum of 3 years in the role of a construction safety practitioner, has met all conditions for reclassification from CSO and maintains registration in good standing as prescribed in ASTTBC Regulation and Policies.
4. Who is Eligible for Certification?
Applicants must demonstrate they meet the competency satandards and other enrollment criteria. Generally most applicants will have successfully completed a CSO Training Course with one of the ASTTBC accredited trainers. Applicants with other construction safety training will be considered on a case by case basis and may be required to pass a competency exam administered by ASTTBC.
CSO Certificaton Policies