Get Your Certificate of
Recognition (COR™) with Ease

Get Your Certificate of
Recognition (COR™) with Ease

BIS Helps Companies Achieve and Maintain COR™

BIS Safety Software’s EHS software helps companies track training and verify required competencies, providing confirmation that all required training topics are covered. It also provides the functionality to create digital forms and track form completions for things like hazard assessments.

The BIS EHS Software includes the functionality that lets you easily meet the COR requirements. Managers can pull and analyze information and reporting as needed or for scheduled audits. Your team can also give external auditors access to the system so they can verify you have your safety procedures, hazard assessments, competency testing, and everything else you need to obtain COR.

Learn how the BIS software can help
simplify your COR management

Certificate of Recognition - COR

The process to get and keep your COR takes a lot of administration. Our EHS software helps relieve the stress!

How COR™ can help your company
There are dozens of benefits to achieving COR™, but the biggest ones are:

  • Qualify for more public and private contracts
  • Higher employee morale and satisfaction from a safer work environment
  • The perception of a safer work environment to clients, prospective employees, and investors
  • Reduced costs associated with workplace incidents, accidents, and injuries
  • More time from efficient health and safety management practices
Learn more about COR

A Certificate of Recognition (COR™) is awarded to Canadian companies by certified health and safety organizations who demonstrate that their health and safety systems go above and beyond the legal requirements of the Workers Compensation Act and Occupational Health and Safety Regulation. Each territory and province in Canada manages the COR™ program with their certifying associations, so specific application and maintenance requirements vary slightly across the country.

COR™ would not be nearly as prestigious if it were easy to obtain. The entire COR™ program can take a year or more, so companies should get the process started as soon as possible. The basic steps of COR™ are:


  1. Apply to a participating organization in the correct territory or province.
  2. Attend required COR™ courses.
  3. Create and implement a health and safety management system.
  4. Pass an internal audit, which is conducted by the full-time employee who attended COR™ courses.
  5. Pass an external audit, which is arranged by the certifying association.
  6. Receive a COR™ Letter of Good Standing. If a company does not pass an audit, it can make the necessary adjustments and conduct additional audits until certification is achieved.

COR™ certification is valid for three years from the date of issuance. Compliance is upheld with an internal audit in years one and two, and with an external audit in the last year. Once the third year expires, a company must re-apply from the beginning.

Streamline COR™ audits

Learn how our EHS software can help address each item in an audit

Internal and external audits include documentation review, observations, and interviews. Specific criteria for audits are found with each certifying association, but generally, the audit looks at the items below:

Health & Safety Policy

A company’s policy statement is a set of principles and general rules that serves as a guide for company actions related to health and safety.

How BIS can help

Digital Policy Statements and Quick Distribution

Within the BIS software, you can use digital form templates or create custom forms for you health and safety policy statements and distribute them to all new and current employees or contractors with the automated Training Matrix

Hazard Analysis

The identification of health and safety hazards that could be the source of damage, harm, or adverse effects on something or someone in the workplace.

How BIS can help

Create Custom Digital Hazard Analysis Forms

Within the BIS software, you can use digital form templates to perform hazard analysis or create your own form from scratch with the easy to use drag-and-drop tools.

Safe Work Practices

Written methods that outline how to perform key job tasks with minimum risks to people, equipment, processes, and the work environment.

How BIS can help

Assign Safe Work Practices by Role

With the Training Matrix and Digital Folders modules, you can auto-assign the right Safe Work Practices to the right employees and contractors based on the role they have in their user profile.

Training and Communication

A solid health and safety management system can only be effective with consistent communication about it and training employees on the components of it.

How BIS can help

Assign Training and Track Completions

The BIS system has a secure eCommerce store with a library of over 1,800 courses. You can purchase and assign courses individually, or sign on to one of the subscription packages and utilize the courses within the package as many times as you need. All training certificates are stored in the system and can be viewed at any time. Plus, you receive notifications when training is set to expire.

Workplace Inspections

Inspections are critical examinations that help identify and record potential workplace hazards that require corrective action, usually conducted with and recorded in reports.

How BIS can help

Complete Digital Inspections and View Reporting

You can set up digital inspections and create schedules and assignments within the system to ensure they happen when and where they are required. You can follow-up by checking the reporting dashboards to see data from any field on your inspection forms.

Investigations and Reporting

This is a reporting process for workplace incidents, accidents, injuries, and emergencies and is found in the company’s Policy Statement or in a stand-alone policy.

How BIS can help

Utilize the Incident Management Features

The BIS software has many features designed specifically to help your employees and contractors complete incident reports. Once the form is finished by the initial user or witnesses, it can automatically move on using custom workflows to the supervisors or managers for review and corrective action plans.

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Additional COR Audit Items Simplified with BIS Software

Safe Job Procedures

Procedures go more in-depth than Practices in that they give specific steps to workers in chronological order, much like Standard Operating Procedures.

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Company Rules

Company rules govern the actions and behaviours of all employees, making it clear on what is an is not acceptable in the workplace.

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Personal Protective Equipment

Also called PPE, these items are designed to protect each employee from hazards, and they include safety glasses, hats, boots, breathing apparatuses, and uniforms.

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Preventative Maintenance

As the name suggests, preventative maintenance is the routine servicing of work vehicles, equipment, and tools to prevent larger problems and maximize efficiency.

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Emergency Preparedness

This includes plans for dealing with any emergencies such as fires, explosions, natural disasters, and violent outbreaks, reinforced with communication, training, and periodic drills.

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First Aid Readiness

Proper readiness includes providing adequate supplies in key locations, the identification and training of designated first aid attendants, and consistent training of all staff.

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Statistics and Records

Companies should maintain health and safety statistics and records in a centralized location that is easy to search and review.

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Violence and Harassment Policies

These policies must demonstrate the commitment to a workplace free of violence and harassment while outlining the roles and responsibilities of reporting in the organization.

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Ready to get your COR with less work?

With the BIS EHS software including the Digital Forms, Learning & Training Management System, and the Digital Folders feature, BIS Safety software can help you and your organization get COR to gain a competitive edge.

Get started with these three easy steps.

Step 1 - Contact Our Team

Getting in touch with our team can help to teach your business about our EHS software and how it can help you with the COR program.

Step 2 - Launch Your Branded Portal

Using your companies colors and assets as inspiration, we can design a custom branded portal for your forms, automated workflows, reporting, and more.

Step 3 - Professional Onboarding

Our team of dedicated onboarding specialists will work with you to ensure your business understands the BIStrainer system and how to utilize it to the fullest.