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BCSP to require CSP applicants to have bachelor’s degree

April 4, 2018

Indianapolis — Beginning July 2, anyone seeking the Certified Safety Professional designation must have a bachelor’s degree, the Board of Certified Safety Professionals announced April 2.

The change in education requirement “reflects the growth in safety, health, and environmental (SH&E) knowledge, an integral component in the advancement of the profession. BCSP will continue that advancement by raising the bar, keeping CSPs at the forefront of SH&E practice,” an April 2 BCSP press release states.

The board notes in the release that several other certifications under ANSI 17024 already require a bachelor’s degree.

CSP applicants with an associate degree will have until Dec. 31, 2020, to meet the new requirement. Requirements for the Associate Safety Professional certification will not change.

BCSP has a Frequently Asked Questions section on its website for further guidance.