Certification Training Standards

Notice: WorkplaceNL is extending the validity of safety training certificates as training courses may not be widely available during the COVID-19 pandemic. A worker’s safety training certificate that expired on or after February 28, 2020 will remain valid until August 31, 2020 (from June 30, 2020). The worker will then have to recertify by October 31, 2020.

Certificates for which extensions are granted are:

  • Confined space entry
  • Fall protection
  • Mine rescue
  • Power line hazards
  • Traffic control person
  • First-aid
  • Occupational Health and Safety Committee Member/Representative/Designate
  • Musculoskeletal injury prevention
  • Supervisor health and safety

WorkplaceNL has a legislated responsibility to administer training programs for various high risk hazards as outlined in the Newfoundland and Labrador Occupational Health and Safety Act, and the Newfoundland and Labrador Occupational Health and Safety Regulations.

Each of our ten certification training standards outline course requirements, learning objectives and certification processes for trainer providers and trainers. Select a topic below to view the certification training standard.

To view the course schedules for WorkplaceNL approved training providers, please visit our Certification Training Registry (CTR).

Certification Training Policies and Procedures

Training Providers and Trainers

If you are an approved training provider or trainer and require training materials, please contact 709.778.1552 or email

Interested in becoming a WorkplaceNL approved trainer? WorkplaceNL is pleased to announce 2020 Trainer Assessment dates for the following standards:

  • Fall Protection
  • Confined Space Entry
  • Traffic Control Person Level I and Level II*
  • Powerline Hazards
  • Occupational Health and Safety Committees/Representatives/Designates
  • Musculoskeletal Injury Prevention*
  • Supervisor Health and Safety

*Traffic Control Persons and Musculoskeletal Injury Prevention Courses are due for release early in 2020.

Application Deadlines and assessment dates are:

Application DeadlineAssessment Dates
February 21, 2020March 23-27, 2020
May 22, 2020June 22-26, 2020
August 21, 2020September 21-25, 2020
October 16, 2020November 16-20, 2020

All applications must include:

  • Completed trainer registration form
  • Current resume, outlining requirements and experience as per the associated standard
  • Copies of valid certificates required as per standard
  • Completed and signed code of ethics

Click here for copies of each standard.

If you have any questions or concerns, please call 709.778.1000, or email

Thank you for your interest in becoming a certified training provider. We look forward to working with you in 2020.