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Published on Monday, January 4, 2016
The Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) and the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will create further avenues for safety certification internationally, better protecting people, property, and the environment worldwide.
The MOU between BCSP and NEBOSH allows for persons who hold the National and/or International Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety to waive the Associate Safety Professional (ASP) examination so that they may sit directly for the Certified Safety Professional (CSP) certification’s examination, if they meet all other requirements.
Likewise, a CSP may achieve the National and/or International Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety without taking the related NEBOSH course, but by taking either diplomas’ assessments.
“This agreement is important as it provides more international opportunities for safety, health, and environmental certification,” explains Dr. Treasa Turnbeaugh, CSP, ASP, CET, CEO of BCSP. “By providing skilled and knowledgeable safety professionals a method to enhance their careers, we advance the profession, and that protects workplaces and the public.”
Speaking after the signing, Teresa Budworth, NEBOSH Chief Executive, said “As an organisation, we are always looking for ways to help our students take advantage of their NEBOSH qualifications, wherever they want to work in the world. For NEBOSH qualification holders wishing to work in the US or countries which adopt American standards, this is excellent news, because the dual certification of BCSP and NEBOSH will make them very attractive to employers.”
The BCSP-NEBOSH MOU is in effect now and can be read in full here.
Photo: NEBOSH Chief Executive Teresa Budworth (left) and BCSP's 2015 Board President Cece Weldon, CSP, CHST, STSC (right) shake hands after signing the memorandum.