2012 Current Changes Index

Past Years' Policy and Procedure Changes

Published on Sunday, January 1, 2012

General

Effective Date: January 1, 2012

Eligibility/Application

Effective Date: January 30, 2012
  • All BCSP certifications will be held to the same disciplinary action policy. All applicants, candidates, and credential holders must report the following:
    1. All felony convictions
    2. Only misdemeanor convictions within the past 5 years
    3. Any record of unethical behavior
    4. Denial, suspension or revocation of a professional license or certification for reason other than not meeting qualifications

The following policies apply to all BCSP certifications and should be reviewed regularly by applicants, candidates and credential holders:

All BCSP policies may be viewed in their entirety on the About BCSP webpage.

Effective Date: March 1, 2012
  • To satisfy BCSP's requirement that all degrees from colleges and universities outside the United States be evaluated for U.S. equivalency, applicants may now have their degree evaluated by any member of the National Associate of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES®).

Examination

Effective Date: January 1, 2012
  • Occupational Health and Safety Technologist/Certified Loss Control Specialist Examination Fee Increase to $300.
  • Construction Health and Safety Technician Examination Fee Increase to $300.
Effective Date: July 2, 2012

The OHST/CLCS examination will be updated. Important changes include:

  • Removal of Ethics portion of the exams
  • Additional emphasis on Hazard Control and Loss Prevention
  • Additional emphasis on Verification and Continuous Improvement
  • The new blueprint will contain 3 domains instead of 5 domains

The new OHST/CLCS blurprint can be found on the OHST/CLCS webpage.

Recertification/Renewal

Effective Date: January 1, 2012
  • Occupational Health and Safety Technologist/Certified Loss Control Specialist Renewal Fee Increase to $120.
  • Construction Health and Safety Technician Renewal Fee Increase to $120.
  • Associate Occupational Health and Safety Technologist/Associate Certified Loss Control Specialist Renewal Fee Increase to $110.
  • Associate Construction Health and Safety Technician Renewal Fee Increase to $110.