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Member Types and Qualifications


Membership benefits safety professionals across the career continuum. Whether you’re a student, young professional, seasoned manager or corporate leader, the American Society of Safety Professionals has something for you.

Qualifications for Membership

Costs and professional requirements vary among the membership categories we offer.


This membership is for those involved in all aspects of the safety industry. Annual dues are $180, plus local chapter and optional practice specialty/common interest group community fees. ASSP member benefits include access to a vibrant community of safety professionals, top-quality education and publications, industry standards, career support and more.

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Professional Member

Professional membership is for individuals with specific designations or education. Annual dues are $180, plus local chapter and optional practice specialty and common interest group fees. To qualify as a professional member within ASSP, you must meet one of the three following criteria:

  1. You must have acquired either the CSP or CIH certification.

  2. Or, you must have a doctorate-level degree in an OSH field and 5 years of OSH experience.

  3. Or, you must have your bachelor’s degree and 5 years of OSH experience, along with one of the following certifications:

  • Associate Safety Professional (ASP)
  • Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP)
  • Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS)
  • Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM)
  • Certified Health Physicist (CHP)
  • Certified Human Factors Professional (CHFP)
  • Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH)
  • Certified Occupational Health Nurse (COHN)
  • Certified Occupational Health Nurse-Specialist (COHN-S)
  • Certified Professional Environmental Auditor (CPEA)
  • Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE)
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  • Certified Protection Professional (CPP)
  • Certified Safety and Health Manager (CSHM)
  • Certified Safety Professional (CSP)
  • Certified User Experience Professional (CUXP)
  • Construction Health and Safety Technician (CHST)
  • Chartered Fellow-IOSH (CFIOSH)
  • Chartered Member-IOSH (CMIOSH)
  • Occupational Health and Safety Technician (OHST)
  • Professional Engineer (P.E.)
  • Safety Management Specialist (SMS)

Student Member

Student membership is for individuals pursuing an undergraduate or advanced degree in a safety-related program. Student dues are $15 per year and include one free practice specialty and common interest group. Student applicants must be enrolled full- or part-time in an undergraduate or advanced safety-related degree program at an accredited college or university. Applications must include faculty advisor verification.

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Active Duty U.S. Military Member

We offer reduced dues to members who are active-duty personnel in any branch of the U.S. military whose job involves OSH, as well as to members who are military reservists whose job involves OSH and who are on active duty (beyond the annual two-week commitment). We will request proof of active service.

As a military member, your benefits Include:
If you meet these qualifications, please contact our Customer Service department for specific directions about how to apply or renew as a Military Member. Customer Service can be reached at +1.847.699.2929 or

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Emeritus Member

Emeritus membership is available to ASSP members who are retired but want to stay connected. Retiring but want to stay in touch with the occupational safety and health (OSH) community? Retiring from the OSH profession but want to retain your affiliation with ASSP? Reclassify your membership today by sending an e-mail to ASSP's Customer service staff.

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