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Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP)

Important Information

BCSP exams no longer include either a paper or electronic exhibit. Whatever formulas you need will be displayed in the individual question.

The Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) has partnered with Pearson VUE to deliver computer-based certification examinations at locations throughout the world. Since 1969, BCSP has awarded credentials to experienced and knowledgeable professionals in the broad field of safety.

BCSP operates the following certifications:

  • Certified Safety Professional® (CSP®)
  •  Associate Safety Professional (ASP®)
  • Occupational Health and Safety Technologist® (OHST®)
  • Construction Health and Safety Technician® (CHST®)
  • Safety Trained Supervisor (STS/STSC)
    • in Construction
    • in General Industry
  • Certified Environmental, Safety & Health Trainer (CET)


Downloads Format Size
BCSP’s rules for computer-delivered examinations PDF 209 KB
CSP Complete Guide PDF 1.1 MB
ASP Complete Guide PDF 770 KB
OHST Complete Guide PDF 1.1 MB
CHST Complete Guide PDF 961 KB
STS and STSC Complete Guide PDF 1.4 MB
CET Complete Guide PDF 834 KB

Certification Application & Scheduling Information

Before scheduling an examination appointment, you must have already:

  1. Applied for the credential through BCSP;
  2. Been notified of your eligibility to sit for the examination; and
  3. Paid an examination authorization fee to BCSP.

Call BCSP or email during normal business hours (U.S. Central Time) at +1 217-359-9263 for more information.


First-time test takers must create a Pearson VUE web account. Please note that account creation may require up to 24 hours. You will be notified by email when your account is activated. When creating your account and scheduling your test, you will need your Candidate ID from the Examination Authorization Letter BCSP sent you after you purchased your examination authorization. Appointments may be made up to one business day in advance.

After you schedule your test, Pearson VUE will send a confirmation letter listing your test date, your testing time, the address and phone number of the test center, and directions to the test center.

Last updated 2016-10-14