Purpose of Recertification
The Safety Trained Supervisor (STS) Recertification program helps ensure credential holders stay current with knowledge and practices in safety and health applicable to managers, supervisors, and lead personnel (e.g., workgroup leaders, crew leaders, etc.).
The Recertification cycle for STS credential holders extends five years, beginning on January 1 and ending on December 31. However, for those just achieving the STS certification, your first Recertification cycle starts from the date you became certified and ends on December 31 of the fifth full year following the start of your Recertification cycle.
There are three options for meeting the STS Recertification requirement:
- Retake and pass any STS examination during the Recertification cycle.
- Achieve the Occupational Health and Safety Technologist (OHST), or Construction Health and Safety Technician (CHST).
- Attend and/or teach 30 hours of safety and health courses, presentations or tool-box talks during the Recertification cycle (average of six hours/year).
You must report your Recertification points by March 31 of the year following the end of your Recertification cycle. You must report using an STS Recertification Guide and Activity Log. Other forms are not accepted.
Those who hold the STS certification can align their Recertification cycle with the other BCSP certifications that they might hold, OHST, CHST, and CSP. Once a STS has completed a Recertification cycle instead of completing an STS Recertification Guide and Activity Log they may submit their most recent letter of compliance from BCSP demonstrating that they have met Recertification for their OHST, CHST or CSP certification. This will satisfy the Recertification requirement and align the cycles.
Invalidation of Certification
If a credential holder does not meet the Recertification requirements, BCSP will notify them by certified mail that their STS certification is no longer valid and they can no longer use the STS certification.