The Board of Certified Safety Professionals’ (BCSP) 2015 Annual Report has been released. The report highlights major accomplishments from 2015 and illustrates impressive growth of interest in and achievement of safety, health, and environmental (SH&E) certifications.
More than 6,000 BCSP certifications were achieved by SH&E practitioners in 2015, a greater number than in any previous year. Interest in certification also peaked, with over 7,500 applications submitted and 20,000 new Certification Management System (CMS) profiles created.
BCSP now has over 35,000 active certificants, an increase of about 5,000 from 2014. Of these new certificants, over 8,000 hold either the Safety Trained Supervisor® (STS) or Safety Trained Supervisor Construction® (STSC) supervisory certifications, and more than 15,000 currently hold the distinction of being Certified Safety Professionals® (CSP).
“I would like to congratulate our new certificants and commend those organizations who recognize their value,” says BCSP’s CEO, Treasa Turnbeaugh, PhD, CSP, CAE. “Our accomplishments in 2015 can be attributed to the vision of the BCSP Board of Directors, the dedication of our staff, and the success of those who hold our certifications.”
These significant increases can be attributed to advances in the process of pursuing certification with BCSP as well as important new partnerships formed to build the safety profession. The BCSP CMS was available for its first full calendar year in 2015, and was expanded to provide recertification and group management tools. BCSP also formed official partnerships with three other organizations committed to safety and joined with numerous other stakeholders to enhance careers and advance the profession.
More details on BCSP’s accomplishments and the growth in certification can be read in the BCSP 2015 Annual Report.