Workers Health & Safety Centre

WHSC virtual courses now include JHSC Certification Refresher training

If you are a certified joint health and safety committee member, your workplace health and safety knowledge has never been more critical amid the challenges of COVID-19.

The launch of WHSC Certification Refresher virtual training offers joint health and safety committees an important and legally mandated update through a quality alternative to traditional classroom learning made impossible by the COVID-19 crisis.

Registration details

The delivery method has changed, but WHSC JHSC Certification Refresher virtual training programs offer the same comprehensive curriculum and learning outcomes many have come to trust. Like our classroom version, this virtual program is six hours long and meets duration, content and new delivery requirements of JHSC Certification training standards as approved by the Ministry of Labour’s Chief Prevention Officer.
WHAT: WHSC JHSC Certification Refresher virtual training 
WHEN: Upcoming session options:
May 21, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
May 29, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Registrations are filled online on a first-come, first-served basis.
More dates will be added with demand.
Be sure to check back. 
COST: $120.00 (plus HST)
REGISTER: Visit our online Registration Page. See the “Virtual Training” tab. When registering be sure to supply the participant’s home address, as resource materials critical to successful participation will be shipped to this address.

Participation requirements

Registered participants will receive an email of confirmation with additional information about accessing and successfully completing the training. They will also be shipped participant resource materials. If they have not received this material by 2 pm the day prior to the course, please contact us by email at
WHSC’s virtual classroom is a secure environment, protecting privacy and preventing  interruptions. Participants will need:
  • a high-speed internet connection
  • a computer, tablet or phone with a camera and microphone
    • a computer is preferred — however to avoid cellular data costs, connect using Wi-Fi
  • a pen or pencil to complete worksheets.

Employer obligations

Ontario’s Occupational Health and Safety Act requires most workplaces employing 20 or more workers, or using a designated substance to establish a JHSC and ensure the Certification of at least two JHSC members, one representing workers and one management. Learn more by reviewing our Certification process product sheet.
JHSC Certification Training Standards have changed, some necessitated by the COVID-19 crisis. These changes which came into force May 1, allow Certification Part I training to be taken entirely online; extend the timeline for JHSC members who complete Part 1 training to give them 12 months to complete their Certification Part II training; and remove the need for JHSC members to apply for extensions to complete Certification Refresher training, giving them an additional six months.

As restrictions lift and we are safely able to do so, we hope to welcome you in person at one of our regularly scheduled classroom training programs across Ontario.

WHSC offers a host of other essential training programs via our virtual classroom including JHSC Certification Part I, GHS-WHMIS and COVID-19. We will also be launching our virtual Certification Part II courses in the days to come. Visit our Training Registration page, see the “Virtual Training” tab for details and dates.
To learn more: 
Visit our web site to explore a range of free Resources including a host of COVID-19 resources.
Call: 1-888-869-795