About BCSP

Headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, BCSP is a not-for-profit corporation recognized as a leader in high-quality, accredited credentialing for safety, health, and environmental (SH&E) practitioners. BCSP establishes standards and certifies competency criteria in professional safety practice.

Since 1969, over 100,000 BCSP credentials have been achieved.


We inspire and develop leaders in safety, health, and environmental practice through globally accredited certification; enhancing careers, advancing the profession, protecting people.


A safer world through safety, health, and environmental leadership.

Core Values


Maintaining esteem and honor for colleagues, customers, and the profession


Devoted to outstanding quality and continuous improvement


Committed to communication and professionalism


Guided by ethics and integrity; fulfilling our fiduciary and social responsibilities

Over 50 Years of Excellence in Safety Credentialing

Since 1969, the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) has been setting and certifying the technical competency criteria for safety, health, and environmental practitioners.

In that time, many joined us as pioneers, improving safety practice by meeting the challenge of achieving and maintaining quality, accredited safety certification—The Gold Standard.

As BCSP begins the second half of our first century as an organization, what we have built has rewarded us with many new and exciting opportunities to advance safety. As we head into the future, we will ensure no one is left behind. BCSP will continue to create the path forward.

BCSP Leadership

Christy Uden, CAE, IOM was named Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) in May 2021. Uden has served BCSP for 15 years, most recently as Chief Operating Officer (COO). Uden graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a Master of Science (MS) in Health Communication. Additionally, she achieved the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation's Institute for Organization Management (IOM) and the American Society of Association Executives' (ASAE) Certified Association Executive (CAE) certification. Having demonstrated responsibility in maintaining BCSP credentials’ quality while leading the collaborative development of new initiatives valuable to BCSP credential holders, Uden’s institutional knowledge and expertise ensure the organization's commitment to its values, mission, and vision.

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