Completing an online Construction Safety Training System certification course takes about six hours, according to the BC Construction Safety Alliance. Students can complete CSTS-09, a 15-module course including about 4.5 hours of video, at their own pace any day of the week, 24 hours a day.
As of 2015, students can complete an online upgrade to CSTS-09 in about two hours or less, according to Alberta Construction Safety Association. Students who completed CSTS v3.2 between Jan. 1, 2004 and Oct. 31, 2010 and who have a registered CSTS v3.2 certificate can receive a CSTS-09U certificate upon completing the course upgrade. The upgrade covers the new version of the Construction Safety Training System, which contains new graphics, video and course content.