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Safety Certification Exam Preparation for ASP, CSP, SMS, CHST, OHST


Industry-recognized credentials like the ASP, CSP, SMS, CHST and OHST help you gain a competitive advantage in the occupational safety and health (OSH) profession.

Steps to Safety Certification

Earning a safety credential signifies your commitment to the profession and proves you have the experience, knowledge and skills to be a leader in your organization. Here’s how to earn a safety certification.

  1. Determine Eligibility: The requirements vary for each certification. It is important to review your education, experience and work history to evaluate eligibility. Download A Complete Guide to Safety Certifications for further details.
  2. Apply Online: Create an account and apply online with the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) who administers the credentials.
  3. Prepare for the Exam: ASSP offers a variety of ways to learn including live and self-paced courses to in depth study materials.
  4. Schedule Your Exam: Pearson VUE delivers a computer-based certification examination at locations throughout the world.

Associate Safety Professional (ASP) Exam Preparation

Earning the ASP certification is valuable to boost credentials for early career safety professionals and as a first step to achieving the CSP certification.

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Certified Safety Professional (CSP) Exam Preparation

Accelerate your earning potential, career advancement and leadership opportunities by earning a CSP certification.

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Math Review for Certification Exams

Review the basic mathematic principles that you need to pass your certification exams.

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Safety Management Specialist (SMS) Exam Preparation

The safety management specialist certification is intended for dedicated safety practitioners with 10 years of occupational safety and health experience, with or without a college degree.

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Construction Health and Safety Technician (CHST) Exam Preparation

Master the ability to identify and prevent hazards that cause worker injuries and illnesses in the construction industry.

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Occupational Hygiene and Safety Technician (OHST) Exam Preparation

Demonstrate your ability to effectively apply your technical occupational safety and health skills and knowledge.

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The ASSP Advantage - We Guarantee Success

Our certification exam preparation courses are led by knowledgeable instructors with industry-leading experience to help coach you to success. Each course includes a thorough overview of the exam. Giving you the opportunity to assess your current understanding of the content so we can help you focus on your self-study. Our mission is your success.  

We’re so confident our exam preparation courses are effective that we guarantee success on the exam. If you don’t pass, retake the same course for FREE.

Applicable to participants who attend our ASP, CSP, CHST, OHST and SMS certification exam preparation courses and sit for the exam within one year of attending. This guarantee is not valid on courses hosted by ASSP chapters or regions.

Certification Passing Rates
(BCSP 2019 Annual Report)






Meet our Instructors


Richard Lindsey, CSP, SMS has more than 25 years of experience with a wide range of industries and safety, security and compliance subjects. Richard has provided independent safety consulting services for the past 12 years, with a significant portion of that work related to training at all employee levels.

Robert Hites, CSP, CIT, SMS, CHST, and A&P Mechanic is the founder/CEO of Forethought Consulting. He is an accomplished professional specializing in advanced problem-solving. He partners with stakeholders to unravel complex issues, identify triggering factors, develop strategies and translate those into operational actions
Patrick Karol, CSP, ARM, SMS, CIT started his career as a front-line supervisor with safety as a collateral duty, and now he advises senior leaders on strategies to reduce risk. His experience includes more than 20 years in the corporate safety departments of two Fortune 200 companies and the federal government.

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