September 2020
COR Certification Announcement
Great news! The COR program has just introduced a new option to help those employers who have completed a full three-year audit cycle (2017 to 2019) and now must re-certify their COR in 2020 during the COVID pandemic. This option qualifies for PIR refund eligibility from WCB.

  • Employers are eligible for a three-year COR for a documentation-only re-certification audit conducted by a certified external auditor (earlier this year these audits were restricted to one-year CORs).

  • Employers who previously received a one-year COR in this circumstance will be automatically upgraded by AMHSA to a three-year term.

  • This option is retroactive to March 17, when the one-year documentation-only audit was implemented, and it is in effect until December 31, 2020.  

This means that municipalities participating in the peer process or hiring a consultant auditor in 2020 for their re-certification audit will not have to have another external audit conducted in 2021, as was the case earlier this year.

Note that this option is not for new COR holders, nor for lapsed COR holders that had a break in their 2017 to 2019 certification cycle.

If you have questions about your COR Certification (external) audit or eligibility for the new 3-year COR option, please contact or call 1 780 691 6449.
New Audit Refresher Training Date
We have just scheduled an additional Audit Refresher webinar training date: October 22, 2020.

We will be contacting individuals already on the waiting list, but we will also be able to accommodate several additional participants. To register, please contact
2021 Audits
For 2021, the COR program plans to shift back to full three-technique COR audits (documentation, interview, and observation).

The Partnerships Department and the Certifying Partners will develop guidelines for employers and auditors for safe auditing. AMHSA is representing the municipal employers on the subcommittee working on safe return to full auditing.

Once guidelines are in place, we will be sure to communicate with our auditors!
Upcoming Training
Audit Refresher:
  • September 10
  • October 22

Health and Safety Management Systems:
  • September 14-15

Health and Safety Auditing:
  • September 23-24

Advanced Audit Tool Training:
  • September 4
  • September 25

To register, please email Carla Smith: