BCSP's Safety Certifications

Want to know the Exam Fee for the Safety Trained Supervisor examination? What's the passing score of the Certified Safety Professional examination? How many points am I supposed to achieve for Recertification? Answers to these questions and more can be found quickly and easily by looking at BCSP's Safety Certifications at a Glance. Download the PDF version of At A Glance.

Full details on the process of becoming certified can be found in the Complete Guides, available at the top of the Resources column on each certifications' webpage.

  Minimum Education Training
CSP Minimum bachelor's degree in any field*
N/A
SMS N/A N/A
ASP Minimum bachelor's degree in any field or an associate's in safety, health or the environment. The associate degree must meet the requirements as outlined at bcsp.org/ASP*
N/A
CSP via GSP Bachelor's or master's degree from a participating QAP program N/A
CSP via TSP A credential from a participating QEP program N/A
OHST N/A N/A
CHST N/A N/A
STS and STSC N/A 30 hours of safety and health training
CET N/A Delivery of 135 hours of training or teaching in Safety, Health and Environmental-related areas
  Work Experience Educational Substitution for Work Experience
CSP At least 4 years of experience where safety is at least 50%, preventative, professional level with breadth and depth of safety duties and one of the following credentials: ASP; GSP; TSP; CIH; CMIOSH; CRSP; CSE (SAWS-China); CP-12 Safety Professional Certificate in Safety and Occupational Health, U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center (ACRC); Master in Occupational Safety and Health (ITC-ILO); MISPN (ISPON); NEBOSH National or International Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety; SISO; Diploma/Certificate in Industrial Safety, as issued by the State Government Departments/Boards of Technical Education, Government of India

Full credential names at bcsp.org/CSP
N/A
SMS 10 years of safety management related experience (a minimum 35% of job tasks must be related to the management of safety related programs, processes, procedures, personnel, etc.) N/A
ASP At least 1 year of experience where safety is at least 50%, preventative, professional level with breadth and depth of safety duties. N/A
CSP via GSP No experience required: Must achieve the CSP within eligibility time period once CSP experience requirement is met. N/A
CSP via TSP No experience required: Must achieve the CSP within eligibility time period once CSP experience requirement is met. N/A
OHST 3 years of experience where safety is at least 35% of job duties N/A
CHST 3 years of construction experience where at least 35% of primary job duties involve safety and health N/A
STS and STSC 2 years supervisory experience or 4 years work experience related to the specific supervisory certification for which candidate is applying (work experience must be a minimum part time [18 hrs/week] to qualify) N/A
CET Hold one of the following credentials: ASP; CHST; CSP; GSP; OHST; SMS; STS; STSC; TSP; CDGP; CFPS; CHMM; CIH; CMIOSH; CRSP; CSE (SAWS-China); CP-12 Safety Professional Certificate in Safety and Occupational Health, U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center (ACRC); Master in Occupational Safety and Health (ITC-ILO); MISPN (ISPON); NEBOSH National or International Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety; SISO; Diploma/Certificate in Industrial Safety, as issued by the State Government Departments/Boards of Technical Education, Government of India

Full credential names at bcsp.org/CET
N/A
  Application Examination Eligibility Extension Renewal
CSP $160 Exam: $350
Exam Bundle: $600
$100 $180
SMS $160 Exam: $350
Exam Bundle: $600
$100 $170
ASP $160 Exam: $350
Exam Bundle: $600
$100 $170
CSP via GSP N/A Exam: $350
Exam Bundle: $600
$100 GSP: $140
CSP via TSP N/A Exam: $350
Exam Bundle: $600
$100 TSP: $140
OHST $140 Exam: $300
Exam Bundle: $550
$100 $145
CHST $140 Exam: $300
Exam Bundle: $550
$100 $145
STS and STSC $120 Exam: $185
Exam Bundle: $325
$100 $70
CET $140 Exam: $300
Exam Bundle: $550
$100 $145
  Passing Scores Recertification
CSP 99/175
25 points
SMS 106/175 25 points
ASP 107/175 25 points
CSP via GSP ASP: Waiver
CSP: 99/175
GSP: N/A
CSP: 25 points
CSP via TSP ASP: Waiver
CSP: 99/175
TSP: N/A
CSP: 25 points
OHST 116/175 20 points
CHST 108/175 20 points
STS and STSC STS: 61/87
STSC: 59/87
30 hours of safety and health courses or earning the CET, STSC, STS, CHST, OHST, ASP, SMS, or CSP
CET 119/175 20 points, with 2.8 of these points in teaching, developing and/or attending courses on instructional techniques

Version 2018.11.06

*Degrees from outside the United States must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency by a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES®)

All fees are non-transferable, non-refundable, and subject to change. They must be paid in US dollars drawn on a US bank.

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The Value of Safety

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Setting the Minimum Passing Score

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