2018 Current Changes Index

Latest Policy and Procedure Changes

Published on Monday, December 18, 2017

General

Effective Date: February 1, 2018
  • The Occupational Health and Safety Technologist® (OHST®) certification will be renamed the Occupational Hygiene and Safety Technician (OHST®). Read the name change FAQ for details.

Eligibility/Application

Effective Date: November 10, 2017
  • Any credentials that meet the CSP’s credential requirement will now meet the CET’s credential requirement.
Effective Date: January 1, 2018
  • Several changes to the GSP program will take effect:
    • Those graduating on or after January 1, 2018, will have one year from their graduation date to apply for the GSP.
    • Those attaining the GSP on or after January 1, 2018 may hold the designation for a maximum of six (6) years.
    • Graduates who obtained their degree during the time-period prior to January 1, 2018 and fall within a QAP’s “Applicable Dates” as noted on the GSP QAP List may apply for the GSP through January 1, 2020.
Effective Date: January 1, 2018
  • BCSP will discontinue application fee waivers for the CSP, SMS, ASP, OHST, CHST, STS, STSC, and CET certifications to students who graduated from an ABET program in the last three years, however BCSP will continue to waive application fees for the GSP designation for those who graduate from approved QAP schools.

Recertification/Renewal

Effective Date: January 1, 2018
  • The following credentials grant BCSP certificants who attain them the listed recertification points in Category 10:
    • The Safety Management Specialist (SMS) grants BCSP certificants 25 points towards recertification, whether earned before or after this effective date.
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