SMS Certification Exam Preparation


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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.

About This Course

This course prepares you to pass the Safety Management Specialist (SMS) certification exam. It follows the five SMS exam domains and reinforces safety management concepts.

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Course Format

In-Person Course

  • Our three-day course consists of lectures, sample problems and discussions on a variety of subjects to prepare you to pass the exam.
  • Class begins promptly at 8:00 a.m. and concludes at 4:30 p.m. each day, with beverage breaks and lunch provided.
  • You will connect and collaborate in the classroom with your peers as you interact with and learn from our expert instructors. Plus, you can ask questions and get immediate learning support and feedback.

Online Course

  • Our self-paced online course follows the same learning objectives as the in-person course.
  • Concepts are shown in video, reinforced with reading and practiced with realistic quizzes.
  • You can enroll in these courses at any time, receive immediate access to all course materials and assess your progress through instant feedback on quizzes and other learning activities.

What You Will Learn

We will cover the following topics to help you prepare for the SMS certification exam:

  • Form the foundation of knowledge and skills required for the certification
  • Practice valuable success strategies for passing the exam
  • Recognize occupational safety and health (OSH) management system concepts,  including key performance indicators, goal setting and prioritization, and safety training needs assessment
  • Identify risk management concepts  such as hazard prevention and control, job hazard analysis versus risk assessment methods, prevention through design, liability, insurance and risk reduction through the hierarchy of controls
  • Address physical, chemical, ergonomics and workplace safety issues to recognize and control those stressors
  • Apply incident investigation and emergency preparedness concepts to calculate incident and injury rates
  • Effectively communicate business impact of safety issues to upper management  using tools such as cost/benefit analysis, cost indicators, budgeting, multiemployer work sites, safety committees and risk management

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Materials Provided

Course participants will receive:

  • 2.1 CEUs
  • Workbooks and practice problems
  • Suggested resources and study aids

Our Course Guarantee

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

Our certification exam preparation courses are 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. 

*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.

Special Needs

Include any physical or dietary special requests in your profile through our registration process. Whenever possible, we will accommodate your needs.

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