Graduate Safety Practitioner® (GSP®)

The Graduate Safety Practitioner (GSP) accelerates the careers of college graduates who apply for it, demonstrating your dedication to professional development and career advancement.

Available to graduates from safety, health, and environmental (SH&E) degree programs which meet BCSP Qualified Academic Program (QAP) standards, the GSP is a designation that meets the credential requirement for the Certified Safety Professional® (CSP®) certification, allowing those who hold it to apply directly for the CSP once they meet its other requirements.
Graduate Safety Practitioner® (GSP®)

Benefits of Becoming a GSP

There are many benefits to becoming a GSP, including:

  • Meeting the CSP eligibility requirement of holding a BCSP-qualified credential, waiving the need to sit for and pass the ASP examination
  • Eligibility for the STS and STSC certifications
  • Recognition of your level of preparation for professional safety practice
  • Your name in the BCSP Credential Holder Directory and a Digital Badge
  • Use of the BCSP Career Center to post a resume and view career opportunities
  • A GSP digital certificate

Qualified Academic Program

A Qualified Academic Program (QAP) is an academic degree program in safety, health, and/or environmental practices meeting BCSP standards and whose curriculum has been reviewed as showing a substantial match with the Associate Safety Professional® (ASP®) examination blueprint.

You can find current QAPs on our QAP list and further information in the BCSP Safety Degree Directory. Information on becoming a QAP and the benefits of doing so can be found on the QAP webpage.

Applying for the GSP

Those graduating from a QAP must apply for the GSP within the program’s “Applicable Dates” as noted on the QAP List.

BCSP requires applicants, candidates, credential holders, and other status holders to disclose if they have been convicted of offenses or have had a professional license or credential suspended, revoked, or placed under probation, as outlined in the Criminal Conviction and Actions Against a Professional License or Other Credential policy. Information related to these matters is confidentially reviewed separately from other eligibility requirements and will be considered as part of the final credential application or recertification review, and at any time while status is held with BCSP. BCSP will evaluate the information and reserves the right to deny an application, revoke a candidate’s eligibility, or act against any status holder based on these matters.

Submit a GSP application by logging in to My Profile or selecting “Apply” below.

GSP Time Limit

GSPs must sit for and pass the Certified Safety Professional (CSP) examination within six (6) years of the date the GSP is awarded.

After Becoming a GSP

All GSPs pay an annual renewal fee to maintain their designation, just like ASPs and CSPs. Once a GSP meets the requirements for the CSP certification they may submit their CSP application.