Become an Auditor


Energy Safety Canada offers two certification tracks for safety auditors. The first track is for Internal Auditors who are intending to perform a maintenance audit for the company they work for. An Internal Auditor cannot conduct an audit on behalf of any other company. The second track is for External Auditors who may be hired by companies to conduct Certification or Re-Certification audits. The External Auditor track has additional educational and experience-level requirements.

Track 1: Internal Auditor

Prerequisite:

Be employed on a full-time basis with the company that you will be auditing

Process:

Complete Energy Safety Canada's two-day Safety Program Development Course. Note: If an applicant meets the requirements to become an external auditor, then they are not required to complete this course.
 
Complete the Internal Auditor Application form and submit it to Energy Safety Canada for review two months prior to the desired course date
Register for the Certified Health and Safety Auditor Program (CHSAP) within four months of the approval date
Complete Energy Safety Canada's 5-day CHSAP within one year of the approval date. You must achieve at least 80% on the final exam
Submit a Qualifications Audit to Energy Safety Canada within six months of completing the CHSAP. Your Quality Assurance review score must achieve at least 80%

Track 2: External Auditor

Prerequisite

  • Hold a certificate, diploma, or degree in Occupational Health and Safety from an eligible program 
    OR
  • Hold a professional designation in health and safety, such as a Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) or equivalent
  • External applicants must also have a minimum of five years’ experience as a well-rounded safety professional within the last ten years
  • Complete the online Common Safety Orientation course.

Process

Self assess to confirm educational credentials meet ESC requirements and that the candidate has 5 years' experience as a well-rounded safety professional
Complete the External Auditor Application Form and Professional Reference Form submit it to Energy Safety Canada for review two months prior to the desired course date
Register for the Certified Health and Safety Auditor Program (CHSAP) within four months of the approval date
Complete Energy Safety Canada's 5-day CHSAP within one year of the approval date. You must achieve at least 80% on the final exam
Submit a Qualifications Audit to Energy Safety Canada within six months of completing the CHSAP. Your Quality Assurance review score must achieve at least 80%

Applicants who do not register for the CHSAP course within four months, or who do not complete the CHSAP course within one year, are considered to have abandoned the process and must reapply.

Maintaining Your Auditor Certification

Energy Safety Canada Certified Auditors are required to maintain their auditor certification by:

1. Completing the Certified Health and Safety Auditor Renewal once every three year.
If your auditor certification has expired, the standard allows up to 6 months from the expiry to complete the Auditor Renewal course.
Note: The standard does not allow any new audit registration until recertification is complete.

2. Completing two audits or maintenance audit options in the previous three year certification cycle.
If this requirement has not been met, the auditor will be required to conduct and submit a regular COR audit within 6 months of the Auditor Renewal course before recertification can be granted.

For more information on the auditor process, please contact a member of the COR team (Toll free) at 1 800 667 5557 option 3, or via email at CORInfo@EnergySafetyCanada.com


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Zero injuries.

Zero incidents.