JHSC Certification Training

Committee members help make workplaces safer

JHSC Part 1   Part 1 - E-learning   JHSC Part 2   JHSC Refresher   En français

Top 3 things to know about Joint Health and Safety Committee Certification training in Ontario

Essential certification with flexible learning options for Ontario workplaces

  1. Mandatory for most workplaces: 

    Workplaces with 20 or more employees must have a JHSC, including at least one certified worker and one certified employer representative.

  2. Three-Part Certification training:

    Part 1: Available as instructor-led (virtually or in-person), or self-paced e-learning. Covers health and safety laws and responsibilities. (Ontario Wastewater Certification Office (OWWCO) participants earn 2.1 continuing education units (CEUs) upon completion.) 

    Ce cours est aussi disponible en français

    Part 2: A minimum two-day course focused on hazard recognition and control, tailored to specific industries. (Completion awards 1.4 to 2.1 CEUs to OWWCO participants.) Industry options include generalminingmanufacturingprinting and converting, or pulp and paper

    Ce cours est aussi disponible en français.

    Refresher: One day of training every three years to maintain certification, with a one-time extension option for up to six years.

  3. Completion requirements and extensions: 

    Parts 1 and 2 must be completed within twelve months of each other. Failure to do so requires retaking Part 1. Certified members can apply for a one-time exemption if they cannot complete Refresher training within the three-year period.

For more detailed information, please download the JHSC Certification Training information sheet.

Approved training for workplaces with fewer than 20 employees

Smaller workplaces with 6 to 19 workers are legally required to have a worker Health and Safety Representative with Basic Training, also available in French.

Extension requests

Certified committee members can apply for a one-time exemption if they cannot complete a JHSC Refresher course within three years. Requests must be approved by the Chief Prevention Office before certification expires. 

Steps to apply for an extension:

For more information, contact the Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development.

Training Delivery Methods

JHSC Part 1 

All sectors - English

All sectors - French

JHSC Part 2

General sector - English

General sector - French

Manufacturing, Pulp, Paper, Printing, and Converting sectors - English

Mining sector – English

JHSC Refresher

All sectors - English

All sectors - French