Certifications

Certified Safety Professional

Certified Safety Professional

A Certified Safety Professional or CSP is a safety professional who has met education and experience standards, has demonstrated by examination the knowledge that applies to professional safety practice, continues to meet Recertification requirements established by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals, and is authorized by BCSP to use the Certified Safety Professional designation.

Associate Safety Professional

Associate Safety Professional

An Associate Safety Professional or ASP is a certification awarded by BCSP. It denotes that an individual has met academic requirements and has passed the ASP examination—an examination that leads to the CSP.

Graduate Safety Practitioner

Graduate Safety Practitioner

A Graduate Safety Practitioner or GSP is a designation available to safety degree graduates from degree programs which meet BCSP Qualified Academic Program (QAP) standards. The GSP program is an additional path to the Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and does not replace other paths. Those in the GSP path are not eligible for the Associate Safety Professional (ASP) designation since GSP's receive a waiver of and do not sit for the ASP Examination.

Occupational Health and Safety Technologist

Occupational Health and Safety Technologist

Occupational Health and Safety Technologist or OHST is a title awarded to safety practitioners who meet and continue to meet all requirements established for the OHST by BCSP. Some examples of occupational health and safety activities are making worksite assessments to determine risks, potential hazards and controls, evaluating risks and hazard control measures, investigating incidents, maintaining and evaluating incident and loss records, and preparing emergency response plans.

Construction Health and Safety Technician

Construction Health and Safety Technician

Construction Health and Safety Technician or CHST is a certification awarded to safety practitioners who meet and continue to meet all requirements established by BCSP. BCSP awards CHST certification to individuals who demonstrate competency and work part-time or full-time in health and safety activities devoted to the prevention of construction illness and injuries.

Safety Trained Supervisor

Safety Trained Supervisor

The Safety Trained Supervisor or STS certification is intended for managers at all levels, first line supervisors of work groups or organization units or have a safety responsibility for a work group that is part of other work duties. Safety Trained Supervisors are not necessarily safety specialists or safety practitioners. Typical candidates have a safety responsibilities that is adjunct, collateral or ancillary to their job duties. Their main job duties are in a craft or trade, in leadership, supervision or management, or in a technical specialty.

Safety Trained Supervisor Construction

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The Safety Trained Supervisor Construction or STSC certification is intended for those working in construction who are managers at all levels, first line supervisors of work groups or organization units or have a safety responsibility for a work group that is part of other work duties. Typical candidates have a safety responsibilities that is adjunct, collateral or ancillary to their job duties. Like STSs, STSCs main job duties are in a craft or trade, in leadership, supervision or management, or in a technical specialty.

Certified Environmental, Safety and Health Trainer

Certified Environmental, Safety and Health Trainer

The Certified Environmental, Safety & Health Trainer or CET is a certification held by those with experience and expertise in the developing, designing, and delivering safety, health and environmental training.

Resources

Career Paths In Safety

There are many ways to enter the safety field and advance along a career path. Learn how you can progress as a safety professional with the Career Paths In Safety.

The Education Standard

A CSP candidate must hold either a bachelor's degree or higher in any field or an associate degree in safety and health. Learn about accreditation standards.

Salary Survey

BCSP offers salary survey data providing a means for anyone to query the latest salary information. Check out the salary search engine.

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