Qualifying For Your Professional Designation
A CRSP is an individual who has met the requirements for registration established by the Governing Board. A CRSP applies broad based safety knowledge to develop systems that will achieve optimum control over hazards and exposures detrimental to people, equipment, material and the environment. A CRSP is dedicated to the principles of loss control, accident prevention and environmental protection as demonstrated by their daily activities.
Applicants for registration must:
- As of January 1, 2009, have successfully completed either a one (1) year OH&S college or university certificate or diploma program, OR a two (2) year non-OH&S college or university program. Candidates already having a college diploma or university degree (in any discipline) are not affected by this change.
- Have had three years of continuous ohs&e experience immediately prior to making application, and
- Be currently employed greater than 50% (minimum 900 hours in a year) in a ohs&e practitioners role.
BCRSP Webinar - How to Apply
Interested in finding out more about the CRSP registration and examination process? Do you have questions regarding how to complete the application, or what documentation is required. Are you thinking about applying and have questions?
Upcoming Webinar dates:
September 9 1:00 pm eastern
November 20 1:00 pm eastern
Registration information will be available soon.
BCRSP has an established agreement with the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP), United States. For more information click here
BCRSP has an established agreement with the Institution of Occupational Health and Safety (IOSH), United Kingdom. For more information click here
Applicants must complete the "APPLICATION FOR CANADIAN REGISTERED SAFETY PROFESSIONAL DESIGNATION" and be processed through the six registration steps as follows:
Applications must be submitted in duplicate with detailed supporting documentation and the non-refundable application fee.
The closed book, 3½ -hour multiple choice examination is scheduled in May and October (for details refer to the Examinations section). A candidate who does not pass the first writing of the examination is permitted up to three rewrites in the two year period after the first unsuccessful writing.
General knowledge in the following areas will assist you in obtaining your CRSP designation:
- Accident Theory
- Environmental Practices
- Fire Prevention and Protection
- Health Promotion
- HSE Auditing
- Law and Ethics
- Occupational Health Safety and Environment Systems
- Occupational Hygiene
- Risk Management
- Safety Techniques and Technology
I have submitted my certification application to the Board, may I state that fact on my résumé?
If you have submitted your certification application and are in the process of seeking new employment, you may advise prospective employers that you have made application to the Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals. You may not indicate that you are a CRSP, a candidate CRSP, a CRSP in process or a pending CRSP. The designation may not be used until such time as you have successfully completed the certification process, been awarded the designation by the Governing Board and received your certificate.
If you are a Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP)®, you are encouraged to use your designation at every opportunity. The CRSP is widely recognized as an indication of your knowledge. The designation is for personal use only and may not be used to imply that a company or organization is registered.
A Certification Maintenance Program (CMP) has been established to ensure that all CRSPs continue to advance their knowledge of the profession. Details of this point system are available from the BCRSP or by clicking on "Certification Maintenance".
Administration of the certification process rests with the Qualifications Review Committee. Only those who meet all the necessary requirements will be certified and recognized by the BCRSP as CRSPs. The BCRSP does not intend to determine who may practice in the safety profession and non-registered practitioners are to be accorded the same courtesy as fellow CRSPs.