Safety Trained Supervisor® (STS®)

The Safety Trained Supervisor (STS) is intended for leaders at all levels of an organization. If you achieve the STS you may not have safety as a primary duty, but your knowledge of safety practices ensures safer and healthier workplaces. Intended for executives, directors, managers, supervisors, superintendents, and employees, those who hold the STS strengthen the foundation of safety practice in the organization.


Application Process

Exam Training

STS candidates often have safety responsibilities that are adjunct, collateral, or ancillary to their job duties. Their main job duties are in a craft or trade, a technical specialty, supervision, management, or leadership. Safety tasks often include monitoring for job hazards, helping ensure regulatory compliance, training employees in safety practices, performing safety documentation tasks, coordinating corrections for identified safety hazards within or among work groups, and communicating with safety specialists or management.

Safety Trained Supervisor® (STS®)


  1. Must have 30 hours of safety, health, and environmental training
  2. Must have two (2) years supervisory experience; or four (4) years work experience in any industry (work experience must be a minimum part-time [18 hrs/week] to qualify); or an associate degree or higher in occupational safety, risk management, or construction management; or completion of a two (2) year trade or union training program/apprenticeship
  3. Must pass the STS examination
  4. Maintenance of certification
    1. Pay annual renewal fee
    2. Meet recertification requirements

    Applicants must also disclose if they have been convicted of offenses or have had a professional license or credential suspended, revoked, or placed under probation. BCSP keeps this information confidential but may deny an application based on these matters.

    STS Exam Preparation, Application, and Examination

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