Accreditation & Annual Reports

All BCSP certifications hold the highest accreditation and BCSP activities are reported in our Annual Reports.

BCSP credentials provide safety practitioners marks of distinction. Like the Professional Engineer (P.E.) designation for engineers or the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation for accountants, professionals who hold the CSP certification demonstrate clearly that they have met education and experience standards as well as passed rigorous, accredited examinations.

No other safety certifications hold the same level of demand by employers and government agencies. No other safety credentials have the same impact on salary.

Internationally Recognized Accreditation

Our accreditation under an international standard demonstrates that BCSP certifications meet such high professional standards that they are recognized as model credentials worldwide.

All BCSP certifications are accredited by the ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB), the primary source for internationally recognized standards in U.S.-based professional practice. The CSP was the first certification in safety, health, and environmental practice accredited by this national organization which evaluates certification programs. The certifications are accredited under the ISO/IEC 17024 standards for personnel certification programs and can be found in ANAB’s database by their 0646 identification number.

ANAB accreditation has become the yardstick for acceptance of a certification by many federal, state, and local agencies. Accreditation standards cover fairness in testing, audited financial disclosure, independence in governance, validated examination content, non-discrimination of candidates, and many other criteria.

The Education Standard

The CSP and ASP certifications’ educational requirements can only be met by educational institutions that hold institutional accreditation.

In the U.S., accrediting organizations are recognized after being reviewed for quality by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

To ensure this standard, non-U.S. academic institutions offering degrees outside the United States are evaluated for institutional accreditation and/or recognition in their country of origin and the degree program is evaluated for U.S. equivalency.