Who Should Become Youth Certified?

Our youth deserve to feel safe, to have positive relationships and experiences whether at home, school or at play.

  • Anyone over the age of 18 can become Youth Certified.
  • We expect all youth service providers to become Youth Certified
  • We encourage anyone who connects with youth to become Youth Certified


All Youth Certified Individuals in good standing will appear in the Safe Places – Youth Certified Public Directory

All information and instructions related to the Safe Places – Youth Certification process are available on our Resources Page

4 Steps to Certification

4 Year Certification

Once approved, your Safe Places Youth Certification will be valid for 4 years, provided that you complete your annual declaration.

You will be required to recertify and complete all steps again after your set expiry date. Individuals will receive a 3 month and 1 month Renewal notification – link to recert page

Review the Online Application Requirements for more detailed information

All enquiries related to youth certification can be emailed to portal@safeplaces.ca