JHSC Certification Refresher

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Certified members of a joint health and safety committee (JHSC) are required to take Refresher Training within three years of becoming certified, and every three years thereafter to maintain their certification. Failure to meet this requirement may result in revocation of a member’s certification status by Ontario’s Chief Prevention Officer. 

This CPO-approved course reviews core elements of the Part 1 and Part 2 Certification program, covering the following topics:

  • The Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations
  • The rights, duties and responsibilities of a certified member
  • Recognizing, assessing, and controlling health and safety hazards, and evaluating hazard controls
  • How to prepare and conduct workplace inspections, and how to report findings to the committee
  • Health and safety policies and programs: legal requirements and how to implement them
  • Recent updates to health and safety legislation
  • Best practices for effective JHSCs 
The final evaluation is a 20-question test. To successfully complete the evaluation, participants must score 75 percent or higher.
Certification courses: JHSC Part 1 & Part 2, within three years of certified status expiration
Intended Audience: 
The course is designed for JHSC management and worker representatives who require Refresher training to maintain their certified status.

IMPORTANT NOTICE - Confirmation of Identification:

The instructor will be required to verify participant’s identification by checking valid photo ID prior to the start of the course. Please ensure that you bring one of the following accepted identification credentials with you: Canadian or foreign passport; Canadian citizenship card; Immigration and Refugee Report; Enhanced driver’s licence issued by Ontario; or Ontario Health Insurance Card.
NOTE: Failing to provide the proper credentials will result in a non-completion of the training program and no record of training will be issued.
Additional Information: 

Extension requests:

A certified committee member is eligible to apply for a one-time exemption if they cannot complete a JHSC Refresher course within three years. The exemption form can be accessed on the Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development website.
Before starting your application:
Your request must be approved by the Chief Prevention Office before your certification expires. Your request will be reviewed by Ministry staff and processed within 10 business days.

Virtual Sessions

This course is offered through instructor-led live virtual training over half-day sessions via the Zoom meeting platform. Participants will require an active broadband Internet connection (DSL or greater) and a webcam to participate.
To prepare for your upcoming sessions, please test Zoom on the computer you will be using to attend your sessions. Go to ZOOM.US/TEST to make sure this platform works for you.

Required equipment/technology:

  • A computer or laptop – use your own device to participate fully in the course
  • Zoom platform: go to ZOOM.US/TEST on the computer you will use to make sure you can participate
  • High speed wi-fi/internet connection
  • Microphone and headphones
  • A webcam (required for attending this certification course)
  • Valid photo ID (driver’s license, passport, health card)


1 Day
Material(s) included with this course: 
Participant manual (hardcopy)
Equipment needed: 
Valid photo ID


2 days (4 hour sessions)
Material(s) included with this course: 
Participant manual (hardcopy)
Equipment needed: 
A computer or laptop, Zoom platform, high-speed wi-fi/internet connection, microphone and headphones, webcam (mandatory), valid photo ID.
January 30, 2024
8:00am - 12:00pm
January 30-31, 2024 (Eastern Time)
June 25, 2024
8:00am - 12:00pm
Virtual Session
June 25-26, 2024 - 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)

Please select the session that you would like to register for. If that session is full, please contact training@workplacesafetynorth.ca to be added to a waiting list.