Before I talk about the Licensed Safety Professional Certification. Let us have an overview of what qualifies someone as a Certified Safety Professional. A Certified Safety Professional is a safety professional who has met education and experience standards, has demonstrated by examination the knowledge that applies to professional safety practice, continues to meet Re-certification requirements established by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals, and is authorized by BCSP to hold the Certified Safety Professional certification.
Certified Safety Professional will have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in any field or an associate in safety, health, or the environment.
The associate degree must include at least four courses with at least 12 semester hours/18 quarter hours of study in the safety, health, or environmental domains covered in the CSP examination blueprint.
Will have 4 years of safety experience where safety is at least 50%, preventative, professional level with breadth and depth of safety duties. With BCSP-Approved Credential and must pass the CSP examination.
Some BCSP Approved Credentials are:
- Associate Safety Professional (ASP)
- Graduate Safety Practitioner (GSP)
- Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH)
- Chartered Member of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (CMIOSH)
- Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP)
- Certified Safety Engineer (CSE), as administered by the State Administration of Work Safety (SAWS), People’s Republic of China (PRC)
- Master in Occupational Safety and Health, International Training Centre of the International Labour Organization (ITC-ILO)
- Member in the Institute of Safety Professionals of Nigeria (MISPN)
- NEBOSH National or International Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety
- Professional Member of the Singapore Institution of Safety Officers (SISO)
- Diploma/Certificate in Industrial Safety, as issued by the State Government Departments/Boards of Technical Education, Government of India
Licensed Safety Professional certification are certifications approved by the Board of Certified Safety Professional (BSCP).
Some of the Licensed Safety Professional certification include:
- Certified Safety Professional Certification: A Certified Safety Professional or CSP is a safety professional who has met education and experience standards, has demonstrated by examination the knowledge that applies to professional safety practice, continues to meet Re-certification requirements established by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals, and is authorized by BCSP to hold the Certified Safety Professional certification.
- Graduate Safety Practitioner: A Graduate Safety Practitioner or GSP is a designation available to safety degree graduates from degree programs which meet BCSP Qualified Academic Program (QAP) standards. The GSP program is an additional path to the Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and does not replace other paths. Those in the GSP path receive a waiver of the ASP Examination.
- Occupational Health and Safety Technologist: Occupational Health and Safety Technologist or OHST is a title awarded to safety practitioners who meet and continue to meet all requirements established for the OHST by BCSP. Some examples of occupational health and safety activities are making work-site assessments to determine risks, potential hazards and controls, evaluating risks and hazard control measures, investigating incidents, maintaining and evaluating incident and loss records, and preparing emergency response plans.
- Associate Safety Professional: An Associate Safety Professional or ASP is a certification awarded by BCSP. It denotes that an individual has met academic requirements and has passed the ASP examination—an examination that leads to the CSP.
- Safety Management Specialist: Safety Management Specialists (SMS) are individuals with management skills required for a business’s safe operation, applying these safety skills on a full-time or part-time basis as part of their job duties. Some examples of an SMS’s activities include defining and utilizing an organization’s safety management systems; risk management; incident investigation and emergency preparedness; maintaining current knowledge of safety, health, and environmental (SH&E) concepts; and identifying the business case for safety.
- Construction Health and Safety Technician: Construction Health and Safety Technician or CHST is a certification awarded to safety practitioners who meet and continue to meet all requirements established by BCSP. BCSP awards CHST certification to individuals who demonstrate competency and work part-time or full-time in health and safety activities devoted to the prevention of construction illness and injuries.
- Safety Trained Supervisor: The Safety Trained Supervisor or STS certification is intended for managers at all levels, first line supervisors of work groups or organization units or have a safety responsibility for a work group that is part of other work duties. Safety Trained Supervisors are not necessarily safety specialists or safety practitioners. Typical candidates have a safety responsibilities that is adjunct, collateral or ancillary to their job duties. Their main job duties are in a craft or trade, in leadership, supervision or management, or in a technical specialty.
- Safety Trained Supervisor Construction: The Safety Trained Supervisor Construction or STSC certification is intended for those working in construction who are managers at all levels, first line supervisors of work groups or organization units or have a safety responsibility for a work group that is part of other work duties. Typical candidates have a safety responsibilities that is adjunct, collateral or ancillary to their job duties. Like STSs, STSCs main job duties are in a craft or trade, in leadership, supervision or management, or in a technical specialty.
- Certified Environmental, Safety and Health Trainer: The Certified Environmental, Safety & Health Trainer or CET is a certification held by those with experience and expertise in the developing, designing, and delivering safety, health and environmental training.
Get licensed with any of the Licensed Safety Professional certification. You can visit BCSP for Licensed Safety Professional certification.