WHMIS 2015 Online Training Course  (pdf course overview here)

NSTSA is pleased to partner with St. John Ambulance now offers WHMIS 2015 online. The course outline, learning objectives and link to the online course are listed below. Credit card payments are required before the online course is accessible. (Course Cost $ 37.50 no tax)

Course Overview:

Every worker who works with, or in proximity to, a hazardous product in the workplace must have Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) training. In February 2015, WHMIS was modified to align with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). The “new” WHMIS is known as WHMIS 2015.

WHMIS 2015 online is based on the current 2015 legislation and meets the legislated requirement for general WHMIS training. Please note that following this training, employers must also provide workplace-specific training, instruction for each of the hazardous products in the workplace and document the training. 

WHMIS 2015 is now in effect with a transition period. It is to be fully implemented by December 31, 2018. During this time, suppliers must fully comply with either WHMIS 2015 or with the “old” WHMIS (WHMIS 1998). This means that there may be hazardous products in the workplace that use WHMIS 2015 labels, classifications and Safety Data Sheets (SDS) and there may be hazardous products that use WHMIS 1998 labels, classifications and Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS).

During the transition period, employers may receive hazardous products that follow either WHMIS 1988 or WHMIS 2015 requirements. To ensure worker protection, employers must educate and train workers about WHMIS 2015 as new labels and SDSs appear in their workplaces. During the transition period, employers may continue to have WHMIS 1988 labels and MSDSs in the workplace – if so, they must also continue to educate workers about WHMIS 1988. Employers must review and comply with the WHMIS requirements of their occupational health and safety jurisdiction.

To address this situation, our WHMIS 2015 online includes information about WHMIS 1988 hazard classification, labeling and communication.
WHMIS 2015 online course logo

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of WHMIS 2015 online, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the essential role WHMIS plays in protecting the health and safety of Canadian workers
  • Identify the WHMIS responsibilities of suppliers, employers, and workers
  • Know the workplace requirements related to the use of supplier labels and workplace labels, and how to locate and interpret the information found on these labels
  • Recognize the WHMIS pictograms and the types of hazard each represents
  • Recognize the Safety Data Sheet (SDS) as a source of comprehensive information about a hazardous chemical in the workplace and know how to locate various types of information when reading an SDS
  • Identify the WHMIS exemptions for suppliers and importers
  • Know general safe work practices that should be followed when working with hazardous products

The WHMIS 2015 online is an active learning experience, using interactive content screens and online exercises to engage learners and reinforce key concepts. Mandatory testing ensures that participants have met learning objectives and retained the required knowledge.

Evaluation Process:

No participant can complete the course without verifying their understanding of the course material. WHMIS 2015 online is presented in 6 modules. To progress from one module to the next, participants must pass a mandatory test. Those who do not pass the test must review the module content and re-test. There is no limit to the number of re-tests. Test questions are randomly selected from a test bank to ensure that re-tests will be unique.

Upon successfully completing all modules, there is a printable certificate for your records.

Course Duration:

WHMIS 2015 online is self-paced. Participants may leave the course at any time and can resume where they left off. The time required to complete the course will depend on many factors including the participant’s learning style and their prior knowledge of course material. Most participants will complete WHMIS 2015 online in less than 2 hours.

CLICK THIS LINK (will open up a new tab in your browser) that will take you to the St John Ambulance web page to select course, register, pay and take your WHMIS 2015 online course.


Purchase & Registration Info

After clicking on the link you will be starting the purchase process

Select how many WHMIS 2015 course(s) you are paying for drop down Menu left side of screen Click Continue to go to next page

Enter in all details, you must enter Employers Name (if you are self employed enter your company name or your name)

Make sure your email address is correct, click Update bottom right 

Enter in your credit card information (this web site is secure charge will appear as St John Ambulance)

When payment is processed you will get three emails

1- Saying your are registered

2 – Your receipt for WHMIS 2015 course

3 – Login link and pin number and a temporary password and a link to login in

     or copy and paste supplied link into your browser

Once you login you will be asked to change your password for security.

Keep your registration email, you can login as many times as you need to finish your course.