The qualification of Certified Safety Professional (CSP) is awarded by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals as a peer certification board. The function of the board is to evaluate both academic and experiential qualifications, and to examine qualified candidates for the Certified Safety Professional.
If you want to gain your safety professional certification, you will need to have at least an Associate’s degree in safety and health or a Bachelor’s degree in any field from an accredited college or university. You will also need at least four years experience in professional safety practice of certain content, and you will have to pass the Board’s examinations in safety fundamentals and comprehensive practice.
To become a certified safety professional you will study courses in accident prevention, occupational health hazards, fire prevention and protection, product safety and liability, system safety, risk analysis and hazardous materials. You will also be required to resubmit yourself for certification continuation every five years, satisfying the board that you are up to date in these fields.
Your certified safety professional qualification will help you to maintain your professional standing in the field of safety and will also help you to gain promotion in your field. Being a safety professional means that you are taking a great deal of responsibility for other people’s safety, and the importance of your job is immense.