CCSA Certified Auditors

Auditors

The ultimate goal of the audit is to help an organization improve its health and safety management system. The CCSA certifies two different types of auditors and, based on their certification, those auditors perform either COR certification or COR maintenance audits.

External Auditor

Able to perform COR certification/recertification or COR maintenance audits for any of the CCSA member organizations (external and internal audits).

Internal Auditor

Able to perform a COR maintenance audit of your organization (internal audits).

 

How to become a CCSA Certified Auditor

Internal Auditor Process

Certification Process

  1. Attend the CCSA two-day Occupational Health & Safety Management Systems: Basics for Auditors workshop. (Equivalency may be accepted)
  2. Attend the two-day CCSA Auditor Training workshop.
  3. Complete both course activities and achieve a passing grade on each workshop exam of 80%.
  4. Complete a qualifying internal audit no more than six months after having taken the Auditor Training workshop.
  5. Submit the audit for review to the CCSA.
  6. Achieve an 80% score on the audit review.

Maintaining Certification

  1. Attend an auditor refresher once every three years.
  2. Sign the Code of Ethics once every three years.
  3. Adhere to the Code of Ethics
  4. Submit two (2) audits every three (3) years to maintain their Internal Auditor status.
  5. Achieve 80% or better on the QA review. 

Failure to comply with these requirements will result in cancellation of Internal Auditor status.

External Auditor Process

External auditors must apply to the CCSA and be approved by the COR Team and accepted prior to being certified. 

NOTE: CCSA is not accepting any further external auditor applications for the remainder of 2021.

Certification Process

  1. Attend the CCSA Occupational Health & Safety Management Systems: Basics for Auditors workshop. (Equivalency may be accepted)
  2. Attend the two-day CCSA Auditor Training workshop. 
  3. Complete both course activities and achieve a passing grade on each workshop exam of 80%.
  4. Complete a qualifying audit no more than six months after having taken the Auditor Training workshop. 
  5. Submit the audit including all Auditor notes and interview notes to the CCSA for review. 
  6. Achieve an 90% score on the audit review.

NOTE: Qualifying audits must completed using one of the CCSA PIR members who is in a maintenance year or requires a baseline audit.   This is to be done at no charge to the member.  

Maintaining Certification

  1. Attend an auditor refresher once every three years.
  2. Sign the Code of Ethics once every three years.
  3. Adhere to the Code of Ethics
  4. Submit at least one audit annually and in a two (2) year period at least one is submitted for a CCSA member (industry codes 82808 and 82800).
  5. Achieve 90% or better on the QA review. 

Failure to comply with these requirements will result in cancellation of External Auditor status and removal of name from the CCSA approved External Auditor list

Important note for Auditors

If you took the prerequisite OHSMS course prior to 2019, due to the legislative changes you will be required to pass (80%) an open book challenge exam before attending the auditor training.  Those who do not pass the exam will be required to take the OHSMS two-day course before acceptance into auditor training.

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