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Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP)

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation:

Testing candidates: Pearson VUE testing centers have made adjustments to keep candidates safe and healthy, adjustments that also affect the centers' capacity, which means you should purchase and schedule your exam as soon as possible. Please note, as it is currently difficult to obtain a reservation, identify multiple testing center locations at which you can sit for your exam, and schedule far in advance to better secure a reservation at the location of choice.

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BCSP Certifications

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®)
  • Safety Management Specialist® (SMS®)
  • Associate Safety Professional® (ASP®)
  • Occupational Hygiene and Safety Technologist® (OHST®)
  • Construction Health and Safety Technician® (CHST®)
  • Safety Trained Supervisor® (STS®)
  • Safety Trained Supervisor Construction® (STSC®)
  • Certified Instructional Trainer (CIT)

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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. Eastern Time) at +1 317-593-4800 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 2022-05-12