Certification Programs

Changes to AMHSA’s Certification Programs

As a result of significant changes to the Occupational Health and Safety Legislation, AMHSA is presently revising and updating both our training materials and certification programs.

AMHSA’s existing certification programs will still be available and issued until June 1, 2018.

AMHSA’s new certification programs with new training requirements will be offered starting June 1, 2018. Click here to view.

Those who wish to transition from the old certifications to the new certifications will have all their previous courses accepted towards their new course requirements with the exception of Joint Health and Safety Committee (which is now Joint Work Site Health and Safety Committees) and Occupational Health and Safety Legislation.

AMHSA Certificates of Achievement

AMHSA recognizes that a number of municipal employees have extensive training in the field of health and safety and deserve recognition. We also know that employees and municipalities need guidance in selecting the appropriate training for staff depending on their role within the municipal health and safety program. To address these issues, AMHSA is pleased to offer the following designations:

  • Municipal Joint Health and Safety Committee Representative
  • Municipal Supervisor in Health and Safety 
  • Recognized Municipal Health and Safety Advisor

Each of these designations is described below, including the courses required to achieve the certificate. Please note that training must be completed within three years to achieve these certificates - if you are having difficulty finding the courses you require in your area, please feel free to contact us at safety@amhsa.net or 1.877.537.9063  for assistance.

When you have attended all of the required courses for a certification, please call 587.952.2268 or 1.877.537.9063, or email safety@amhsa.net.


  • Hazard Identification, Assessment, and Control
  • Joint Health and Safety Committees
  • Formal Workplace Inspections
  • Accident/Incident Investigation


  • Hazard Identification, Assessment, and Control
  • Formal Workplace Inspections
  • Accident/Incident Investigation
  • Supervisor’s Role
  • Musculoskeletal Disorder Prevention (either module)


Compulsory Courses:

  • Leadership for Safety Excellence
    • Hazard Identification, Assessment and Control; Formal Workplace Inspections; Supervisor’s Role; Accident/Incident Investigations
  • Health and Safety Management Systems
  • Health and Safety Auditing
  • WCB’s Return to Work
  • Prime Contractor
  • Ground Disturbance, Trenching, and Excavation Safety
  • Confined Space Entry
  • Musculoskeletal Disorder Prevention (either module)
  • WHMIS: Train-the-Trainer
  • Orientation: Train-the-Trainer

Optional Courses - select any two courses

  • Flag Person: Train-the-Trainer
  • Joint Health and Safety Committees
  • Defensive Driving
  • Workplace Violence Prevention
  • Operator Safety - ATV
  • Operator Safety - Road Grader
  • Operator Safety - Front End Loader
  • Operator Safety - Backhoe/Loader
  • Operator Safety - Skid Steer Loader
  • Operator Safety - Plow Truck Sander