Pandemic and 2021 Certificate of Recognition (COR)

To help Alberta employers maintain their Certificate of Recognition (COR) and auditors to maintain their auditor certification status during the pandemic, the following measures will be implemented for 2021:

  • On-site interviews and observations will not be required during the pandemic. However, if the auditor and employer agree that these processes can be conducted safely in person, they may proceed. All applicable public health directives and guidelines must be followed.
  • Remote interviews can be conducted using web-based platforms (Teams, Skype, WebEx, etc.), by telephone, and/or in some cases questionnaires (as allowed by the COR Standards).
  • Documentation-only certification/recertification audits conducted by external auditors will be eligible for one-year CORs.
  • Documentation and remote interview certification/recertification audits conducted by external auditors will be eligible for three-year CORs.
  • Documentation-only maintenance audits conducted by the employer’s internal auditor or an external auditor will be eligible to maintain COR.
  • The auditor certification requirement for completed audits will continue with one completed audit over the three-year auditor certification period, as introduced earlier in the pandemic response.
  • Auditor qualification audits must include documentation and interviews (conducted remotely). Observations are not required.
  • Certifying Partners (CPs) may use their own staff auditors to conduct certification and maintenance audits to assist employers who are struggling financially during the pandemic.
  • The Alberta Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) has confirmed Partnerships in Injury Reduction (PIR) refund eligibility for the 2021 COR auditing plan.

These measures will be in effect from January 1 to December 31, 2021

For additional info please contact your CP

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