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.
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.