Certificate of Recognition (COR)

All CAODC members are required to obtain and maintain a valid Certificate of Recognition (COR). This condition applies to both drilling and service rig contractors that are residents of, or are operating rigs in any of the Provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan, British Columbia, or Manitoba.


What is a Certificate of Recognition (COR)?

COR recognizes employers who go beyond the legal requirements of the Workers Compensation Act and the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations. These employers implement best practices in their health and safety programs and in their return-to-work (RTW) programs. For more information on the COR program:

  • In Alberta, click here

  • In British Columbia, click here

  • In Saskatchewan, click here

  • In Manitoba, click here, and

  • Through Energy Safety Canada (ESC), click here


CAODC Approved COR Auditors for Service Rig Members

The CAODC Approved Auditors List was collaboratively developed by the CAODC Service Rig Executive Committee (SREC) and ESC. CAODC Service Rig Members can be assured that auditors have experience and familiarity with service rig functions and operations:

CAODC Approved COR Auditor's List (November 4, 2018)

Steps to become a CAODC Approved Auditor:

  1. Applicants must be an ESC Certified External Auditor in good standing.

  2. Applications shall be emailed to the CAODC Manager, Safety and Training Services and contain a cover letter and current resume.

  3. The cover letter should be addressed to the CAODC Service Rig Executive Committee. Also it should detail professional background and experience, including service rig experience and include a request that the CAODC SREC support the applicant’s inclusion in the Approved Auditors List.

  4. Applicants are required to participate in an interview conducted by one of CAODC's SREC members.

All submissions are reviewed and approved by the SREC. Successful applicants will be notified by the Manager, Safety & Training Services.