INTRODUCTION CHAPTER 1 CERTIFICATION SUMMARY CHAPTER 2 APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS CHAPTER 3 PREPARING FOR THE EXAMINATION CHAPTER 4 EXAMINATION OVERVIEW CHAPTER 5 EXAMINATION SAMPLE ITEMS CHAPTER 6 AFTER YOU ACHIEVE YOUR CERTIFICATION CHAPTER 7 Table of Contents
Overview of the Certification Process Apply Online Determined Eligible Purchase Exam Sit for Exam Receive Certification Maintain Certification Pay Exam Fee Annual Renewal Fee Schedule Exam Five Year Recertification Pass Fail One Year Eligibility Chapter 1 Introduction The Associate Safety Professional ® (ASP ® ) Certification BCSP awards the Associate Safety Professional to individuals who demonstrate competency and work full-time in professional positions where at lease 50% of duties are task devoted to the prevention of harm to individuals in the workplace environment. Whether your career goals include seeking a new position, moving up in your current organization or moving to private practice, you can accelerate your opportunities by achieving the Associate Safety Professional (ASP) certification. You can improve your chances for success, being selected for leadership and senior positions, and increased salary through the ASP credential. BCSP offers you the opportunity to rise above the competition by adding the ASP certification to your portfolio. Purpose of This Guide The purpose of this guide is to walk you through the process of applying for and taking the examination leading to the ASP certification. This guide is the first step to help you achieve the credential. How to Use This Guide This guide provides you with in-depth information regarding the application process, examination process and the rules and procedures essential in retaining the ASP certification after you achieve it. Reading and following the suggestions and rules in this guide will help you navigate your path to the ASP certification. Click on “My Profile” at bcsp.org to create an account and apply for your desired certification(s). If you need further assistance you may contact the Certification Services Department at +1 217-359-9263 or by email at [email protected] . Important Information For the most current version of this publication, please visit bcsp.org/ASP . As a candidate or certificant you are solely responsible to keep BCSP informed of your current mail and email address. If either address changes, you must notify BCSP. You could lose your credential or eligibility status if you miss important notifications related to your credential. Introduction – 1
2 – Introduction About BCSP BCSP is recognized as a leader in high-quality credentialing for Safety, Health, and Environmental (SH&E) practitioners. BCSP establishes standards for and verifies competency in professional safety practice and evaluates certificants for compliance with recertification requirements. BCSP also operates technician, technologist, supervisory, and trainer SH&E certifications that provide additional career paths for safety practitioners.
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