COR™ Essentials

3 modules

Course Length
90 mins

IHSA eLearning



This eLearning course is one of the mandatory training requirements for the COR®  program. This course will help a representative from senior management and organization’s designated Internal Auditor understand and commit to the COR®  program.


As of January 1, 2023, all COR® audits must be completed using AuditSoft. This digital tool will help you conduct quicker, easier COR® audits and use data to continuously improve your OHSMS. It is an electronic version of the COR®2020 Audit Tool.

NOTE: For more information about COR®  2020 click here, for more information about AuditSoft click here.

Learners will have two attempts to complete the final test and must achieve a score of at least 80%.

Program Content
  • Overview of the COR®  Program

  • Benefits of COR®

  • Management Responsibilities and Commitment to the COR®  Program

  • The Plan-Do-Check-Act Model

  • COR®  Audit Process

  • Internal Auditor Responsibilities

  • COR®  Audit Elements

Did You Know?

This is a mandatory training program for an organization’s COR®  Senior Management Representative and Internal Auditor, and for those pursuing the National Construction Safety Officer (NCSO) certification.


Upon successful completion of this program, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand what the COR® program is
  2. Understand the process and determine the resources required to implement the COR®  Audit
  3. Identify the responsibilities and commitment of Senior Management regarding the Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSMS).
  4. Identify the key responsibilities of COR®  Internal Auditors.
  5. Identify the 14 elements and sub-elements and the associated audit scoring.
  6. Recognize the criteria for assessing each of the 14 elements and sub-elements of an effective Occupational Health and Safety Program.


By completing/passing this course, you will attain the certificate COR™ Record of Training

COR Essentials COR 2020
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