CANDIDATE CATEGORY

Registration Criteria

This sets out the summarized guidelines for registration, similar and relevant qualifications may also be recognised.

Occupational / Construction Health and Safety Management Qualifications

CANDIDATE CONSTRUCTION HEALTH AND SAFETY OFFICER CANDIDATE PERIOD
Programmes in Occupational Health and Safety / Construction Health and Safety (NQF Level 3 -5) 4 Years
Learnership Certificate in Construction Health and Safety Management (NQF Level 3) 3 Years
National Diploma in Safety Management 2 Years
B-Tech in Safety Management 1 Year
B.Com Operational Risk Management 1 Year

Construction Management Qualifications with Additional Health and Safety Training

CANDIDATE CONSTRUCTION HEALTH AND SAFETY OFFICER CANDIDATE PERIOD
National Diploma (Building, CM, QS, Archt, Civil, Electrical, Mech) + Programmes in Construction Health and Safety 3 Years
BSc / B-Tech (Building, CM, QS, Archt, Civil, Electrical, Mech) + Programmes in Construction Health and Safety 2 Years

Qualifications with Small Components of OHS Plus Additional Health and Safety Training

CANDIDATE CONSTRUCTION HEALTH AND SAFETY OFFICER CANDIDATE PERIOD
National Diploma in (Enviro, Related) + Programmes in Construction 3 Years
BSc in (Enviro, Related) + Programmes in Construction Health and Safety 2 Years

*Candidate Registration – Construction Health and Safety

CANDIDATE CONSTRUCTION HEALTH AND SAFETY OFFICER (C.CHSO)
An applicant will be eligible to register as a Candidate CHSO if they have the relevant qualifications as per the necessary criteria but do not have relevant practical experience

CHSO CATEGORY

Registration Criteria

This sets out the summarized guidelines for registration, similar and relevant qualifications may also be recognised.

Occupational / Construction Health and Safety Management Qualifications

CONSTRUCTION HEALTH AND SAFETY OFFICER (CHSO) RELEVANT POST QUALIFICATION EXPERIENCE IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY
Programmes in Occupational Health and Safety / Construction Health and Safety (NQF Level 3 -5) 4 Years
Learnership Certificate in Construction Health and Safety Management (NQF Level 3) 3 Years
National Diploma in Safety Management 2 Years
B-Tech in Safety Management 1 Year
B.Com Operational Risk Management 1 Year

Construction Management Qualifications with Additional Health and Safety Training

CONSTRUCTION HEALTH AND SAFETY OFFICER (CHSO) RELEVANT POST QUALIFICATION EXPERIENCE IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY
National Diploma (Building, CM, QS, Archt, Civil, Electrical, Mech) +

Programmes in Construction Health and Safety

3 Years
BSc / B-Tech (Building, CM, QS, Archt, Civil, Electrical, Mech) + Programmes in Construction Health and Safety 2 Years

Qualifications with Small Components of OHS Plus Additional Health and Safety Training

CONSTRUCTION HEALTH AND SAFETY OFFICER (CHSO) RELEVANT POST QUALIFICATION EXPERIENCE IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY
National Diploma in (Enviro, Related) + Programmes in Construction Health and Safety 3 Years
BSc in (Enviro, Related) + Programmes in Construction Health and Safety 2 Years

Recognition of Prior Learning Route of Registration

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is recommended where candidates do not meet the required educational qualifications but have extensive work experience in the field of Construction Health and Safety in terms of Section 19 (4) of the Project and Construction Management Professions Act.

Professional Construction Health and Safety Agent  – 10 years work experience

Construction Health and Safety Manager  – 10 years work experience

Construction Health and Safety Officer –  7 years work experience

Academic Route of Registration

This applies to applicants in the academic environment involved in teaching accredited courses and carrying out research activities that are relevant to the construction health and safety environment with four (4) years’ experience.

The following are required:

  1. A 3000 word report that documents the relevance of the research in the construction health and safety profession and how it has been applied
  2. The applicants are required to submit four (4) peer reviewed research papers in the field of Construction Health and Safety of which at least two (2) should be published in an Accredited Journal
  3. Pass a professional interview

CHSM CATEGORY

Registration Criteria

This sets out the summarized guidelines for registration, similar and relevant qualifications may also be recognised.

Occupational / Construction Health and Safety Management Qualifications

CONSTRUCTION HEALTH AND SAFETY MANAGER (CHSM) RELEVANT POST QUALIFICATION EXPERIENCE IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY
Programmes in Occupational Health and Safety / Construction Health and Safety (NQF Level 3 -5) 6 Years*
National Diploma in Safety Management 4 Years
B-Tech in Safety Management 3 Years
B.Com Operational Risk Management 3 Years
MSc in Construction Health and Safety Management 1 Year*

Construction Management Qualifications with Additional Health and Safety Training

CONSTRUCTION HEALTH AND SAFETY MANAGER (CHSM) RELEVANT POST QUALIFICATION EXPERIENCE IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY
National Diploma (Building, CM, QS, Archt, Civil, Electrical, Mech) + Programmes in Construction Health and Safety 5 Years
BSc / B-Tech (Building, CM, QS, Archt, Civil, Electrical, Mech) + Programmes in Construction Health and Safety 4 Years
Honours (Building, CM, QS, Archt, Civil, Electrical, Mech) + Programmes in Construction Health and Safety 3 Years
MSc (Building, CM, QS, Archt, Civil, Electrical, Mech) + Programmes in Construction Health and Safety 2 Years*

Qualifications with Small Components of OHS Plus Additional Health and Safety Training

CONSTRUCTION HEALTH AND SAFETY MANAGER (CHSM) RELEVANT POST QUALIFICATION EXPERIENCE IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY
National Diploma in (Enviro, Related) + Programmes in Construction Health and Safety 5 Years
BSc (Enviro, Related) + Programmes in Construction Health and Safety 4 Years
MSc in (Enviro, Related) + Programmes in Construction Health and Safety 2 Years*

Recognition of Prior Learning Route of Registration

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is recommended where candidates do not meet the required educational qualifications but have extensive work experience in the field of Construction Health and Safety in terms of Section 19 (4) of the Project and Construction Management Professions Act.

Professional Construction Health and Safety Agent  – 10 years work experience

Construction Health and Safety Manager  – 10 years work experience

Construction Health and Safety Officer –  7 years work experience

Academic Route of Registration

This applies to applicants in the academic environment involved in teaching accredited courses and carrying out research activities that are relevant to the construction health and safety environment with four (4) years’ experience.

The following are required:

  1. A 3000 word report that documents the relevance of the research in the construction health and safety profession and how it has been applied
  2. The applicants are required to submit four (4) peer reviewed research papers in the field of Construction Health and Safety of which at least two (2) should be published in an Accredited Journal.
  3. Pass a professional interview

PrCHSA CATEGORY

Registration Criteria

This sets out the summarized guidelines for registration, similar and relevant qualifications may also be recognised.

Occupational / Construction Health and Safety Management Qualifications

PROFESSIONAL CONSTRUCTION HEALTH AND SAFETY AGENT (PrCHSA) RELEVANT POST QUALIFICATION EXPERIENCE IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY
National Diploma in Safety Management 6 Years
B-Tech in Safety Management 4 Years
B.Com Operational Risk Management 4 Years
MSc in Construction Health and Safety Management 3 Years*

Construction Management Qualifications with Additional Health and Safety Training

PROFESSIONAL CONSTRUCTION HEALTH AND SAFETY AGENT (PrCHSA) RELEVANT POST QUALIFICATION EXPERIENCE IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY
National Diploma (Building, CM, QS, Archt, Civil, Electrical, Mech) + Programmes in Construction Health and Safety 7 Years
BSc / B-Tech (Building, CM, QS, Archt, Civil, Electrical, Mech) + Programmes in Construction Health and Safety 6 Years
Honours (Building, CM, QS, Archt, Civil, Electrical, Mech) + Programmes in Construction Health and Safety 5 Years
MSc (Building, CM, QS, Archt, Civil, Electrical, Mech) + Programmes in Construction Health and Safety 4 Years*

Qualifications with Small Components of OHS Plus Additional Health and Safety Training

PROFESSIONAL CONSTRUCTION HEALTH AND SAFETY AGENT (PrCHSA) RELEVANT POST QUALIFICATION EXPERIENCE IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY
National Diploma in (Enviro, Related) + Programmes in Construction Health and Safety 7 Years
BSc in (Enviro, Related) + Programmes in Construction Health and Safety 6 Years
MSc in (Enviro, Related) + Programmes in Construction Health and Safety 4 Years*

Recognition of Prior Learning Route of Registration

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is recommended where candidates do not meet the required educational qualifications but have extensive work experience in the field of Construction Health and Safety in terms of Section 19 (4) of the Project and Construction Management Professions Act.

Professional Construction Health and Safety Agent  – 10 years work experience

Construction Health and Safety Manager  – 10 years work experience

Construction Health and Safety Officer –  7 years work experience

Academic Route of Registration

This applies to applicants in the academic environment involved in teaching accredited courses and carrying out research activities that are relevant to the construction health and safety environment with four (4) years’ experience.

The following are required:

  1. A 3000 word report that documents the relevance of the research in the construction health and safety profession and how it has been applied
  2. The applicants are required to submit four (4) peer reviewed research papers in the field of Construction Health and Safety of which at least two (2) should be published in an Accredited Journal.
  3. Pass a professional interview