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The Safety Profession and Preparing for the ASP/CSP Exam

WithW. David Yates

The Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) was organized in 1969 as a peer certification board. Its purpose is to certify practitioners in the safety profession. A Certified Safety Professional (CSP) is a safety professional who has met and continues to meet all requirements established by BCSP and is authorized by BCSP to use the Certified Safety Professional title and the CSP credential. An Associate Safety Professional (ASP) is a temporary designation awarded by BCSP. This designation describes an individual who has met the academic requirements for the CSP credential and has passed the Safety Fundamentals Examination, the first of two examinations leading to the CSP credential. A Graduate Safety Practitioner (GSP) is a temporary designation awarded by BCSP. This designation describes an individual who has graduated from an independently accredited academic program meeting BCSP's standards. The Comprehensive Practice Examination is divided into three major categories, which also represent the major functions performed by safety professionals at the CSP level.