Find a Certifying Partner

A Certifying Partner will help you set up a health and safety management system and get a COR.

Overview

There are 13 Certifying Partners authorized to administer the Certificate of Recognition (COR) program to Alberta employers. Choose a Certifying Partner that has the right fit for your company and industry.

When choosing a Certifying Partner, you should consider the following:

  • which Certifying Partner best fits your company and industry
  • where they offer training
  • availability of training
  • safety services offered
  • cost of training and services

List of Certifying Partners

Certifying Partner Industry Sector Contact
Alberta Association for Safety Partnerships (AASP) All industries Jodi Stoddart, Executive Director
Phone: 403-223-9008
Alberta Construction Safety Association (ACSA) * All construction industries Tammy Hawkins, Chief Operations Officer
Phone: 780-453-3311
Alberta Food Processors Association
  • bakeries
  • meat packers & processors
  • breweries
  • miscellaneous processors
  • retail and food services
Ed DeGroot
Director, Workplace Health & Safety
Phone: 403-201-3657
Alberta Forest Products Association (AFPA)
  • forest product manufacturers and their contractors
  • logging
  • trucking of logs
  • timber management
Carola von Sass
Director, Health, Safety and Transportation
Phone: 780-452-2841
Alberta Hospitality Safety Association (AHSA) *
  • hotels, motels and convention centres
  • industrial camps
  • all hospitality industry employers
Michelle Plaizier, Executive Director
Phone: 780-702-3059 ext 254
Alberta Motor Transport Association (AMTA) *
  • all general trucking
  • specialized trucking
  • garbage hauling
Fred Gould
Director, Certificate of Recognition
Phone: 1-800-267-1003
Alberta Municipal Health and Safety Association (AMHSA) *
  • cities
  • towns
  • villages
  • counties
  • municipal districts
Shannon Thomas, Northern Regional Manager
Phone: 780-417-3900
Alberta Safety Council (ASC) All industries Linda Knowles
Program Director – COR/Workplace
Phone: 780-462-7300
Continuing Care Safety Association * Private and public long-term care facilities Bruce McDonald, Executive Director
Phone: 780-433-5330
Energy Safety Canada * All forms of petroleum industries

Justin DeGagne
Manager, Safety Audits and Certifications
Phone: 1-800-667-5557, ext. 8081

Manufacturers’ Health & Safety Association (MHSA) * All forms of:
  • manufacturing shops
  • machine shops
  • hydraulic shops
  • metal fabricating shops
Mike Bett, Executive Director
Phone: 403-279-5555
Toll Free: 1-888-249-2002
Edmonton: 780-428-1006
Public Service Commission
  • provincial government services
  • regulatory agencies
Iain Campbell, Workplace Health Consultant
Phone: 780-644-4698
Western Wood Truss Association of Alberta
  • wood truss fabrication
  • home improvement centres
Dave Pasolli, Executive Officer
Phone: 403-279-3385

*These associations are funded through a levy on employers’ WCB premiums. All other associations operate on a fee–for–service basis.

Changing your Certified Partner

If you want to change your Certifying Partner:

  1. Contact the Certifying Partner you wish to use to see if they will accept you as a member.
  2. Ask the new Certifying Partner if you will need to conduct a new audit or take some of their training.
  3. Notify both your existing and new Certifying Partner in writing, and send a copy to Partnership in Injury Prevention and the WCB.

Contact

To connect with the Certificate of Recognition program:

Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Phone: 780-415-8690 (in Alberta)
Toll free: 1-866-415-8690
Email: whs@gov.ab.ca

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