BCSP Announces Changes in CSP Credential Qualifications

Qualifications for the Certified Safety Professional® (CSP®) credential will change beginning Jan. 1, 2009. This affects individuals submitting CSP applications received by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) on or after Jan. 1, 2009. Changes include a revised point system, changes in credit by degree level and field, changes in credit for other qualifications, and a new minimum experience requirement.

BCSP says it will revise its point system to establish individual examination eligibility. All forms of eligibility credit will now be used concurrently to determine examination eligibility.

In addition, the amount of credit for some degrees has changed. BCSP recently reviewed the extent to which a field of study provides the foundation knowledge required for professional safety practice. A new table of academic credit for CSP applicants and candidates, effective Jan. 1, 2009, is located at www.bcsp.org/changes. BCSP says it will now award credit toward the CSP certification for certain acceptable certifications and credentials not previously receiving credit.

Acceptable certifications/credentials now include: Certified Fire Protection Specialist, Certified Mine Safety Professional, Certified Hazardous Materials Manager or Practitioner, Qualified Environmental Professional, Certified Environmental, Safety and Health Trainer, Diplomate Environmental Engineer, Certified Professional Environmental Auditor, Certified Microbial Remediation Supervisor, and Certified Occupational Health Nurse or Nurse Specialist. Refer to the above Web address for specific point credit. In order for the credit to be awarded, BCSP will require proof that a certification or credential has been achieved and that the individual is current and in good standing. BCSP will not accept any requests for credit before Jan. 1, 2009.

All candidates for the CSP certification must present no less than three years of acceptable professional safety experience regardless of degrees or credentials presented for credit, BCSP says.

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