BCSP Provides Those Holding India's Diploma in Industrial Safety a New Path to the CSP

Published on Wednesday, October 1, 2014

CSP logoChampaign, Ill. (October 1, 2014) - The Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) has completed an evaluation of the Government of India's Diploma in Industrial Safety, finding those who hold the diploma qualify for the Certified Safety Professional (CSP) examination by waiver of the Associate Safety Professional (ASP).

The Diploma in Industrial Safety is offered by the Government of India, Ministry of Labour & Employment's Regional Labour Institutes (RLI) in Chennai, Faridabad, Kanpur, and Kolkata and the Central Labor Institute in Mumbai (CLI). BCSP evaluated its equivalency against the ASP's requirements, noting the similarities in the processes and standards used by BCSP and the RLIs/CLI.

"Safety is valued by people around the world," explains BCSP Board of Directors President Dr. Lon Ferguson, CSP. "This agreement promises to strengthen the protection of people, property and environment."

"BCSP is committed to working alongside organizations that share our vision, and we look forward to further collaboration in India and elsewhere," added BCSP's CEO, Dr. Treasa Turnbeaugh, CSP, CET. BCSP maintains Memoranda of Understanding with organizations in several countries, is a member of the International Network of Safety and Health Practitioner Organizations (INSHPO), and attended the first ASSE Safety India conference this year.

While the agreement is in effect, individuals who have earned the Diploma in Industrial Safety from CLI/RLIs of the Government of India, remain in good standing with that body, meet any continuing requirements, and meet the eligibility requirements of BCSP have the opportunity to apply for the Certified Safety Professional (CSP) via this new agreement.