Earn a Certificate in Safety Management


Learn fundamental concepts and processes for implementing the right safety management system at your organization with a Certificate in Safety Management from the American Society of Safety Professionals.

Certificate in Safety Management

All ASSP certificate programs are designed so professionals can take a series of courses related to certain occupational safety and health (OSH) topics or concepts, then master those areas and gain expertise. Our Certificate in Safety Management is a forum where you will share challenges, craft solutions and develop the skills you need to successfully position safety at your organization.

What You Will Learn

ASSP's Certificate in Safety Management coursework spans a wide variety of topics — ranging from leadership skills and ethics; to developing budgets and controlling workers’ compensation costs; to designing and adjusting safety systems and programs so they meet the needs of employees and businesses.

  • Build a foundation of concepts and techniques for managing an effective safety system
  • CSM_GettyImages-896264078Assess and measure the effectiveness of a safety management system
  • Successfully position safety in your organization
  • Develop a safety management system that supports your organization’s strategic and business goals

Program Requirements

To obtain this certificate, complete all required coursework within five years, including:

Mandatory Courses (5.6 CEUs)

Elective Courses (1.4 CEUs)

Fourteen hours of electives are needed to complete the CEU requirement for the certificate. Electives are taken in addition to the certificate’s mandatory courses. You can choose any ASSP elective courses that best serve your professional interests. We offer a variety of in-person and online events where they can be completed:

How to Earn ASSP's Safety Management Certificate

Complete within five years:

  1. Mandatory Courses
  2. Elective Courses
  3. Submit request for certificate to Please provide:

    • The name of the certificate program you've completed
    • Your ASSP ID #
    • Your name as you would like it to appear on your certificate
    • Your mailing address, daytime telephone number and email address
    • Any supporting documentation

NOTE: Only ASSP LearnEx courses, ASSP face-to-face courses, and ASSP webinars and virtual symposia can be counted toward ASSP certificate program electives. The ASSP Professional Development Conference, and programs delivered by ASSP regions or chapters or other organizations are not eligible to satisfy elective requirements.

Why Earn a Professional Certificate From ASSP?

ASSP has a long-standing reputation for delivering top-quality safety education and training that members can immediately put into practice — giving you an advantage in your workplace, in your industry and in the safety profession.

  • Further your education to signify a commitment to your profession, potentially opening the door for more opportunities and higher earnings with current or potential employers
  • Acquire an area of technical OSH expertise, and become an indispensable asset and valuable resource to your team or future team
  • Quickly expand your professional network by learning alongside other safety professionals while obtaining your certificate

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