Certified Falling Supervisor Program

Falling Supervisors are persons who actively supervise one or more fallers in the field.

Certified Falling Supervisors are certified fallers who are also falling supervisors and have demonstrated the ability to manage their responsibilities using best practices.

Falling Supervisors are an integral part of a falling operation’s safety system. Industry members of the Falling Technical Advisory Committee (FTAC) identified a need for a falling supervisor assessment process and certification program designed to recognize best practices. FTAC worked with the BC Forest Safety Council (BCFSC) to develop the Falling Supervisor Certification (CFS) Program to address this need.

Certification Assessment Prerequisites

Applicants must:

Certification Assessment

A BCFSC Assessor performs a comprehensive two day assessment to evaluate the applicant’s technical competency, safe work practices, professionalism, knowledge and skills as both a faller and a supervisor. Successful applicants are issued a certification card to recognize their achievement.

Post Certification Assessment

Successful applicants may be sent non-binding recommendations for improvements to their falling safety plan. Unsuccessful applicants will be contacted by phone to discuss their next steps.

Maintaining Certification

Certified Falling Supervisor skills need to be confirmed on an ongoing basis as outlined in the Quality Assurance (QA) Guideline for Maintaining Falling Supervisor Certification.


Industry covers the cost of the first attempt at certification. Each further attempt is $1,250 plus GST.


Scheduling of assessments is subject to availability of an Assessor and the applicant’s work schedule. Every effort will be made to schedule assessments within three months of the application being accepted.


We are here to help. Email us at falling@bcforestsafe.org OR call toll free 1-877-741-1060, Monday to Friday, 8 am – 5 pm PT.

Support Documents


File attachments
BC Faller Training Standard - Field Examination and Evaluation
Dispute Resolution Guideline Falling Safety Programs
Certified Falling Supervisor Code Of Conduct
Falling Supervisor Dacum
WorkSafe BC Regulation 2016
Certified Falling Supervisor Assessment
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