Safety Certifications at a Glance

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BCSP's Safety Certifications at a Glance

Want to know the Exam Fee for the Safety Trained Supervisor examination? What's the passing score of the Comprehensive Practice Examination? How many points am I supposed to achieve for Recertification? Answers to these questions and more can be found quickly and easily by looking at BCSP's Safety Certifications at a Glance. Download the PDF version of At A Glance.


   
CSP via ASP
 
CSP via GSP
 
OHST
 
CHST
 
STS
 
CET
                     
Minimum Education   Minimum Bachelor's degree in any field or  an Associate's degree in Safety, Health or the Environment or a closely related field   Bachelor's or Master's degree from an ABET-ASAC or AABI participating QAP program   High School Diploma or GED   High School Diploma or GED   N/A   High School Diploma or GED
                     
Training   N/A   N/A   N/A   N/A   30 hours of safety and health training   Delivery of 270 hours of training or teaching in Safety, Health and Environmental-related areas
                     
Work Experience   At least 3 years of experience where safety is at least 50%, preventative, professional level, with breadth and depth of safety duties   At least 3 years or more of experience where safety is at least 50%, preventative, professional level, with breadth and depth of safety duties
  5 years of experience where safety is at least 35% of job duties   No Degree - 3 years of construction experience where at least 35% of the work includes safety   2 years of experience or 4,000 hours of work experience in your industry and 1 year of supervisory experience -- If no supervisory experience,  add 2 years or 4,000 hours to overall work experience   Hold a BCSP approved Safety, Health and Environmental credential
                     

Educational Substitution for Work Experience

 
N/A
 
N/A
  One college degree can be substituted for work experience    •Candidates with Associate degree or higher, 2 years of construction experience where 35% of work is safety or
•ABET accredited Safety-related associate's degree or higher need 1 year of construction experience where 35% of work is safety
 
N/A
  N/A  
                     
Application Fees  
$160

 
N/A

 
$140

 
$140

 
$120

 
$140

                     
Examination Fees
 
ASP: $350
CSP: $350
 
$350
 

$300

 

$300

 
$185
 
$300
                     
Examination Extension Fees  
$75
 
$75
 
$75
 
$75
 
$75
 
N/A
                     
Renewal Fees  
ASP: $140
CSP: $150
 
GSP: $140
 

 OHST: $120

AOHST: $110

 

CHST: $120 

ACHST: $110

 
$60
 
$120
                     
Passing Scores  

ASP: 58.9%
CSP: 54.9%

 
ASP: Waiver
CSP: 54.9%
 
66.3%
 
66.3%
 
72.4%
C: 73.6%
 
62.9%
                     
Recertification  
ASP: N/A
CSP: 25 points
 
GSP: N/A
CSP: 25 points
 
20 points
 
20 points
  30 hours of safety and health courses or retaking the STS exam or earning the OHST, CHST, or CSP
 
20 points
                     

Version 02.04.2014

  • "C" is the STS Construction Examination.

Candidates who have been examined through other acceptable credentialing programs, and currently hold such credentials, may be granted a waiver of the Safety Fundamentals examination. Additionally, other certifications may earn points towards the Recertification cycle requirement.

 





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

An Associate Safety Professional or ASP is a temporary designation awarded by BCSP. It denotes that an individual has met academic requirements and has passed the Safety Fundamentals examination - the first of two examinations leading to the CSP.

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 Safety Fundamentals Examination

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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