Owner/Operator

Below are the steps required in achieving COR. The overall duration of time to complete your training, evaluation, and certification varies between companies. Please contact us if you have any questions.

Tel: 902.468.6696
Toll free: 1.800.971.3888

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Training Requirements

  • Construction Entry-Level Training
  • Owner/Operator
  • First Aid and WHIMS & any additional compliance-based training required

Safety Program Implementation

Your safety program should meet the specific needs of your company. You must:

  • Complete a Comprehensive Hazard Assessment
  • Implement safe work practices
  • Write safe job procedures
  • Create / Update policies to reflect new safety standards
  • Provide supporting documentation of your safety program.

This step proves your safety program is functioning and benefiting your company.

Safety Program Review

Submit to CSNS:

  • Completed Owner/Operator Evaluation Tool
  • Safety Manual (First Year only)
  • Payment of Evaluation Fee

Receive Certificate of Recognition & Letter of Good Standing




Certification Maintenance

Owner/Operators must maintain their safety program, complete a yearly evaluation, and pay the COR evaluation fee to receive their annual Letter of Good Standing.

*Random COR evaluations are performed on 5% of certified companies.  This is done to maintain the integrity and quality of the COR standard.

Evaluation Fees  (+HST): $98 Member, $218 Associate Member Plus, $288 Associate Member.