Transitional Safety Practitioner (TSP)

The Transitional Safety Practitioner (TSP) is a designation available to individuals who complete a program which meets BCSP Qualified Equivalent Program (QEP) standards, advancing you toward your Certified Safety Professional® (CSP®) certification.

Available to graduates from curriculum-based certificate or diploma programs in the safety, health, and environmental (SH&E) field which meet BCSP Qualified Equivalent Program (QEP) standards, the TSP 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.

Transitional Safety Practitioner (TSP)

Benefits of Becoming a TSP

There are many benefits to becoming a TSP, including:

  • Meeting the CSP eligibility requirement of holding a BCSP qualified credential, waiving the need to sit for, and pass, the ASP examination
  • Recognition for being on a path toward the CSP certification
  • Recognition for the level of preparation for professional safety practice
  • A TSP digital certificate
  • TSPs’ names and digital badges appear on the BCSP Credential Holder Directory
  • Use of the BCSP Career Center ( to post a resume and view career opportunities

Qualified Equivalent Programs

A Qualified Equivalent Program (QEP) is a curriculum-based certificate or diploma program in the safety, health, and environmental (SH&E) field that meets BCSP standards and demonstrates a substantial match to the Associate Safety Professional® (ASP®) examination blueprint.

You can find current QEPs on our QEP list. Further information on becoming a QEP, and the benefits of doing so, can be found on the QEP webpage.

Applying for the TSP

Individuals who hold a credential from a QEP may apply for the TSP within the QEP program’s “Applicable Dates” as noted in the QEP 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 TSP application by logging in to My Profile or selecting “Apply” below.

TSP Time Limit

TSPs must apply for and pass the Certified Safety Professional (CSP) examination within six (6) years of the date the TSP is awarded.

After Becoming a TSP

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