Underground mine manager and foreman certificates

An employer must ensure that workers working underground are supervised by a certified underground mine manager or foreman.


The applicants for the underground mine manager and foreman certificates who meet the qualification criteria described in the Underground Mine Foreman and Underground Mine Manager Certification Program Guide are eligible to apply.

Out of province applicants

An applicant must provide a copy of their current and comparable certificate from another Canadian jurisdiction.

Certificate expiry

  • A certificate is issued for a maximum of 5 years.
  • A Director may issue a certificate for less than 5 years. This is determined on a case-by-case basis.

How to apply

Apply online

Apply online for an OHS Certificate through the secure portal.

Apply by mail or email

If needed, you may fill out the application form and submit through either mail or email.

Use the instructions on the Application for Underground Mine Foreman and/or Underground Mine Manager to apply.

Two ways to fill out the form:

  • Fill out the form online, then save a copy to your computer. Print and sign the completed form. Validate your printed form. Scan the signed form if sending by email.


  • Print form and fill out by hand, then sign. Validate your printed application form.

Send in your completed form by mail or email with supporting documents as outlined in the program guide.

OHS – Specialized Professional Services
J. G. O'Donoghue Building
Main Floor, 7000 113 Street
Edmonton, AB  T6H 5T6

Email: [email protected]

After you apply

  • The Director will review your application to ensure it meets requirements.
  • The Director may contact you for additional information or documents.
  • If your application is approved, you will be contacted to write an exam.
  • After successfully passing the exam(s), a certificate will be sent to the address as entered on the application form.


Connect with OHS:

Phone: 780-415-8690 (Edmonton)
Toll free: 1-866-415-8690 
TTY: 780-427-9999 (Edmonton)
TTY: 1-800-232-7215 
Email: [email protected]

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