Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Programme for WSH Trainers

As a WSH trainer, you must complete at least 10 hours of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activities every year and a one-day ethics workshop.

Programme Overview

CPD Programme is a mandatory programme for WSH trainers that conduct courses with:
ISO 29990/29993 - certified Learning Service Providers (LSP); and
SkillsFuture Singapore’s  Training Providers  (TP)

It supplements the basic training you received for your WSH trainer registration and aims to enhance your knowledge and skills to conduct effective training, by using various tools, methodologies and techniques to engage your trainees. You shall also attend a one-day ethics workshop which focuses on applying ethical principles and values in training scenarios.

Programme Requirements

Under the CPD Programme, you are required to attend:

Requirement Notes

At least 10 hours of CPD activities every year.

You must meet this requirement to maintain your registration as a WSH trainer. Audit checks will be conducted for this requirement.

If you have excess training hours, you may carry forward up to 5 excess hours for next year’s requirement.

A one-day ethics workshop by the Singapore Institution of Safety Officers (SISO). 

The ethics workshop gets trainers to reflect on ethical principles and values, and apply these in training scenarios.  

Audit Checks

You must keep proof of attendance to facilitate audit checks by officers from:

  • Ministry of Manpower (MOM);
  • Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) Council and; or
  • Certification Bodies accredited by the Singapore Accreditation Council.

The CPD requirement is prorated for new trainers who join the profession midway during the year and trainers who return from overseas postings. Please refer to the table below to understand the calculation for the audit check:

For example... 

You must prove that... 

If your audit is conducted on 30 November 2022 and you have more than a year of trainer experience

You have attended 10 hours of training between 1 December 2021 and 30 November 2022 

If your audit is conducted on 30 November 2022 and you have 8 months of trainer experience

You have attended 7 hours of CPD activities (8/12 x 10 = 6.67 ≈ 7 hours). 

If your audit is conducted on 31 December 2022 and you returned to conduct training in Singapore on 1 August 2022

You have attended 4 hours of CPD activities (5/12 months x 10hrs ≈ 4 hrs). This is based on the period of 5 months from August 2022 to December 2022.  

Note: Non-compliance of the CPD requirement may result in a suspension for trainers or training providers.

How to Apply

You may visit the following webpages of these organisations for the recognised CPD courses:



Institute of Adult Learning

As a member of the Adult Education Network, you are eligible for free or subsidised courses. 

Singapore Institution of Safety Officers

As a WSH Officer, you can receive Safety Development Units (SDUs) points to renew your WSH Officer registration. 

Singapore University of Social Sciences 

The WSH Enhancement Courses listed on the webpage are acceptable.  

You may approach the Singapore Institution of Safety Officers (SISO) to apply for the one-day ethics workshop.