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Accreditation for Training Provider

Important notes for ATPs conducting Occupational First Aid Course

With effect from 1 November 2014, ATPs shall offer the Occupational First Aid Course (OFAC), comprising the Occupational First Aid (OFA) training and the Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation-Automated External Defibrillator (CPR-AED) training as one complete course. The two training certifications shall be aligned to two years. Please access the Curriculum Development Advisory (CDA) at the Workplace Safety and Health Council website for more details pertaining to the course.

Please refer to the pdf FAQs on OFA and CPR-AED Alignment for further details.

Applications to conduct WSH Course

Singapore Accreditation Council (SAC)-accredited Certification Bodies are not accepting applications to conduct the following 14 courses, as they are scheduled for migration to the WSQ framework in 2015:

  • Construction Safety Orientation Course
  • Safety Orientation Course (Metalworking)
  • Basic Industrial Safety and Health Course for Supervisors
  • Building Construction Supervisors Safety Course
  • Building Construction Supervisors Safety (Tunnelling) Course
  • Lifting Supervisor Safety Course
  • Shipyard Supervisors Safety Course
  • Rigger and Signalman Course
  • Mobile Elevating Work Platform Training - Vertical Personnel Platform Operator Course
  • Mobile Elevating Work Platform Training - Boom Lift Operator Course
  • Mobile Elevating Work Platform Training - Scissor Lift Operator Course
  • Shipyard Safety Instruction Course for Workers (General Trade)
  • Shipyard Safety Instruction Course for Workers (Hot-work Trade)
  • Shipyard Safety Instruction Course for Workers (Painter Trade)

At the same time, applications to conduct the following 7 courses are also not accepted as MOM / WSHC are reviewing the policies and requirements pertaining to them, with outcomes expected to be released in the next twelve months.

  • Work-At-Height Course for Supervisors
  • Work-At-Height Course for Managers
  • Work-At-Height Course for Assessors
  • Work-At-Height Course for Managers (Integrated)
  • Work-At-Height Course for Assessors (Integrated)
  • Rigger Course
  • Signalman Course

Please refer to the list of courses for certification in ISO29990:2010.

Replacement of MOM Accredited Training Provider Scheme with Singapore Accreditation Council Accreditation Scheme for Learning Service Provider Certification

With effect from 14 October 2014, the Singapore Accreditation Council (SAC) Accreditation Scheme for Learning Service Provider (LSP) Certification shall replace the MOM Accredited Training Provider (ATP) Scheme. The change will enhance the standard of accreditation, with the application of ISO 29990:2010 standard in addition to MOM’s “Technical Notes” requirements. Thus, the option for new course application transactions will no longer be available in MOM e-services from 14 Oct 14.

Existing ATPs whose ATP expiry dates fall before 01 July 2015 shall have the option to renew the existing ATP accreditation under the MOM ATP Scheme for another 2 years upon the date of expiry. The ATP may also choose to be certified under the SAC Accreditation scheme upon the expiry of the ATP accreditation or earlier, if so chooses.

Existing ATPs with expiry dates that fall on or after 01 July 2015 shall be required to apply as a Learning Service Provider under the SAC Accreditation Scheme upon the expiry of the ATP accreditation, if they wish to continue offering the WSH course/s.

Please refer to PDFFAQs on SAC scheme for further details

Process of Accreditation under SAC

Step 1:

Applicant to be a Learning Service Provider (LSP) shall contact a Certification Body (CB) accredited by the SAC to proceed for the certification as a Learning Service Provider. The list of SAC accredited Certification Bodies shall be made available in the SAC website.

For the interim, applicants may contact Certification International (S) Pte Ltd (CI) and Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance Limited (LRQA) for the certification process. The details of the CB as appended:

SAC-accredited CB Contact Persons
Certification International
60 Albert Street
#13-03 OG Albert Complex
Singapore 189969

Website: www.cert-ints.com.sg


Zakaria Bin Fadzil
E-mail: zakaria@cert-ints.com.sg

Chris Lim
E-mail: certints@singnet.com.sg

Tel: +65 6299 9001
Fax:+65 6295 8056
Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance Limited (LRQA)
460 Alexandra Road,
#28-01/02, PSA Building
Singapore 119963

Website : www.lrqa.com.sg

Mr. Foong Wai Kiong
Email : wai-kiong.foong@lr.org

Mr. Steve Ong
Email : steven.ong@lrqa.com

Ms. Janice Chee
Email : Janice.Chee@lr.org

Tel :  +65 6891 7281
Fax : +65 6278 7683
AJA Registrars Pte Ltd
371 Beach Road
#16-07 KeyPoint
Singapore 199597

Website: www.aja-singapore.com

Mr Peter Sim
Email: peter@aja-singapore.com

Ms Hayati Ismail
Email: yati@jaj-singapore.com

Tel: +65 6294 0308
Fax: +65 6294 5797

Step 2:

The applicant shall download the MOM Technical Notes stipulating MOM course requirements. The weblink to access the MOM Technical Notes will be sent through email to the existing ATPs, and will also be published in the MOM website. The applicant would need to develop the courseware, set up the training facilities and engage trainers based on the MOM stipulated criteria.

Step 3:

The CB will issue certificate to the applicant after it conforms to all certification criteria stipulated in ISO 29990:2010 and the MOM Technical Notes for the specified course/s.

How SAC affects you as a New ATP

Key Scenerio for a New ATP With immediate effect from 14 Oct 2014
If you are a company who is applying to be an ATP for the first time Apply through Certification Bodies under SAC scheme

The option for new course application transactions will no longer be available for such courses in MOM e-services from 14 Oct 14.

How SAC affects you as an Existing ATP

Key Scenerios for an Existing ATP With immediate effect from 14 Oct 2014
Apply to conduct any course for the first time Apply through Certification Bodies under SAC scheme

The option for new course application transactions will no longer be available in MOM e-services from 14 Oct 14.
Apply to add new trainers for existing course already approved under MOM ATP scheme prior to 14 Oct 14

(Please submit at most 5 trainers per transaction to help expedite your processing)
Continue transaction under existing MOM e-Services under function, "Add Approved Personnel"
Update changes in course ware for existing course already approved under MOM ATP scheme prior to 14 Oct 14 Continue transaction under existing MOM e-Services under function "Update"
Add language with/without new trainers for existing course already approved under MOM ATP scheme prior to 14 Oct 14
Apply to renew ATP certification for existing course already approved under MOM ATP scheme prior to 14 Oct 14 Continue transaction under existing MOM e-Services under function "Renewal" if expiry date is before 1 July 2015.

Apply through Certification Bodies under SAC scheme if expiry date is on or after 1 July 2015.
(Please see Important Notes for Renewal Application by Existing ATP)
Last updated on 25 November 2014 06:50:56