The Certified Health and Safety Consultant (CHSC) designation, instituted in 1994 by the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering, is the premier certification of leading OHSE Professionals. It recognizes and promotes excellence in professional consulting within and to business and industry and government agencies at all levels. CHSCs provide consultative leadership in workplaces and communities across the nation and around the world.
The CHSC designation signals to employers, colleagues, clients, and to the public that the OHS&E Professional has met prescribed academic and experience standards and received specialized training beyond technical knowledge and skills in the field. The CHSC holder has completed specialized training and has passed mandatory examinations on ethics, legal obligations and liabilities, measurement and evaluation in OHS managed systems, and leadership on health, safety, and environmental issues. To see a description of the courses undertaken by CHSCs, please go to Course Offerings and Descriptions.
Certified Health & Safety Consultants abide by the CHSC Code of Conduct and are qualified to add the CHSC designation after their names and employ the blue, white and gold CHSC logo. By maintaining their designation through on-going Continuing Education, Professional Practice, and Leadership and Volunteer Activities, CHSCs are listed as CHSCs in Good Standing on the CSSE website. CHSCs in Good Standing may also officially offer their skills and services on the CHSC Business Card Listing.
The CHSC logo is only for the personal use of health and safety professionals who have earned the designation. It may not be used to imply that a company or organization is registered.
The CHSC program is applicable to internal health and safety advisors or external consultants in private practice. All CHSCs in Good Standing are CSSE members with liability insurance or company indemnification equivalent and by maintaining their designation through on-going Continuing Education, Professional Practice, and Leadership and Volunteer Activities.
For information about the admission requirements and application to the CHSC Program, please view or download the CHSC Application Form. The following promotional pamphlet is also available for additional information:
CHSC: When These Four Letters Follow Your Name, They Pack a Powerful Message (PDF)