JobSafe FAQs

Q: Who can take JobSafe courses?
A: Our courses are generally targeted toward high school students, but they are also available to junior high and post-secondary students. If you are entering the workforce, you should take our courses.

Q: How can JobSafe courses be taken by students?
A: Students can take our courses as part of their Career and Technology Studies (CTS). Teachers must be registered with the JSSS prior to enroling students in our JobSafe courses.

Q: How do I earn JobSafe certification?
A: There are two ways to earn JobSafe certificates: Online – achieve 70 percent or higher on JobSafe final exams. In-Class – certification is dependent on the teacher’s approach.

Q: When do JobSafe certificates expire?
A: While each JobSafe certificate includes an issue date, they do not expire; however, certificates are non-renewable.

Q: Is JobSafe certification the equivalent of a safety ticket?
A: A JobSafe certificate is not equivalent to a safety ticket; however, the Alberta Construction Safety Association offers various safety ticketing courses to qualified workers.

Q: How will the JobSafe Program be of benefit to me as I enter the workforce?
A: JobSafe provides you with the fundamentals of workplace health and safety training that will put you at a learning advantage upon entering the workforce. And it’s great to have on your resume!

Q: How long does it take to complete a JobSafe course?
A: The class-led course will take about 25 hours. Online delivery is based on the student’s timeframe.

Q: What is the cost to enrol in JobSafe courses?
A: JobSafe courses are offered at no cost. After all, who could put a price tag on the lives of young workers?

Q: Are JobSafe courses accredited?
A: JobSafe courses are accredited by Alberta Education and the Government of Alberta. If passed, they are worth one credit each.

Q: What topics are covered in each JobSafe Course?
A: JobSafe courses cover everything from health and safety management systems, hazard identification and control, incident investigation and injury prevention, the Workers’ Compensation Act, the Employment Standards Code, ergonomics, personal protective equipment, safety audits, ladder and fire safety, and much more!