Safety Certifications Matter
Just as ASSP is the leading provider of high-quality education for occupational safety and health (OSH) professionals, the Board of Certified Safety Professionals provides the “gold standard” in safety certifications. BCSP credentials indicate you have met rigorous educational, experience and examination requirements for the safety profession — giving you a competitive advantage professionally. While such credentials are not necessary to join ASSP, we're here to help you earn those credentials so you can advance your career.
ASSP members save time and money on certification preparation.
Become an ASSP member
How ASSP Supports Your
Safety Certification Goals
While ASSP and BCSP are not directly affiliated, we are closely aligned. Our organizations are dedicated to advancing the safety profession and the individuals who choose it. Ultimately, BCSP offers you certification exams and designations, while ASSP offers the education and support you need to earn and maintain those designations.
Maintain Certifications With ASSP
Many of our education courses, including our annual Professional Development Conference and SeminarFest, fulfill BCSP’s continuing education requirements for maintaining the ASP, CSP, CHST, OHST and SMS credentials. Volunteering on ASSP committees and publishing articles are other ways your ASSP membership can help you earn continuing education credits.
Get involved to stay certified
Prepare for Certification Exams With ASSP
ASSP offers the following certification exam preparation courses:
Register for a course
Our Course Guarantee
Our certification exam preparation courses are all led by knowledgeable instructors with industry-leading experience to help coach exam candidates to success. Each course includes an overview of the exam. Then, our facilitators will help you assess your current understanding of the content; identify where you need to focus your self-study; and help you find the right answers. We’re so confident our workshops are effective that we guarantee success on the exam. If you don’t pass, retake the same workshop 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 coursed hosted by ASSP chapters or regions.
Safety Certification vs.
What’s the Difference?
Earning a recognized certification from an accredited organization such as BCSP is an important professional accomplishment that ASSP is committed to helping you achieve. However, achieving certification differs from obtaining one of ASSP’s esteemed professional certificates to demonstrate your mastery of important safety topics and leadership skills.
What are ASSP's certificate programs?