The Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) offers the Certified Safety Professional (CSP) assessment for certification purposes. Candidates must meet specific eligibility requirements before taking this test. Once a candidate becomes a CSP, he or she must continue to pay the yearly fee and keep up with the 5-year obligations in order for the title to remain valid.
There are two separate criterion-referenced, computer-based tests included in the exam as a whole:
- Safety fundamentals (SF) exam – Candidates are given five hours to finish 200 multiple-choice
- items and demonstrate a fundamental understanding of safety concepts needed in the field.
- Comprehensive practice (CP) exam – Candidates are given 5½ hours to finish 200 multiple-choice items, using what they know through learning and work experience.
The approximate content of the CSP exam is broken down as follows:
- Safety, health and environmental management – SF: 37%; CP: 34%
- Safety, health and environmental engineering – SF: 25%; CP: 31%
- Safety, health and environmental information management and communications – SF: 33%; CP: 30%
- Professional conduct and ethics – SF: 5%; CP: 5%
During the test, candidates may use an examination reference (provided) and may bring one or two calculators as long as they are one of the approved models. Since a candidate’s score depends upon how many questions were answered right, it is better to answer every question. Candidates will get the results right after finishing the test.
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