Board Certified​ Safety Professional (BCSP)

Findlay is a BCSP Qualified Academic Program (QAP)

Student's in the Environmental, Health, Safety (EHS) and Sustainability Program​ receive many benefits for studying under a BCSP Qualified ​Academic Program. They are eligible for a Graduate Safety Practitioner (GSP) credential without taking a test, and they only have to practice for four years before sitting for the Certified Safety Professional (CSP) exam. ​

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What are the benefits to a student who becomes a GSP?

  • Recognition for the level of preparation for professional safety practice.
  • Recognition for being on a path toward the CSP certification.​
  • There is no GSP application fee.
  • A waiver of the ASP examination requirement for CSP eligibility.
  • A certificate awarding the GSP designation.
  • Access to the BCSP Career Center.

What does it mean to be a Qualified Academic Program (QAP)?

A QAP is a bachelors, masters, or PhD academic degree program in safety, health, and the environment (SH&E) whose required course curriculum has been reviewed by BCSP and has been found ​to be a substantial match to the current Associate Safety Professional® (ASP®) examination blueprint. 

Graduates of a QAP are eligible to apply for the Graduate Safety Practitioner® (GSP®), a BCSP-approved credential necessary to apply for the Certified Safety Professional® (CSP®). It is only available to SH&E graduates from degree programs which meet BCSP QAP standards.