About the CRSP Certification

The Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP)®/Professionnel en sécurité agréé du Canada (PSAC)® certification is considered a benchmark in the OHS profession and the certification of choice for OHS professionals. To view the brochure on the benefits of becoming a Canadian Registered Safety Professional click here.

The CRSP®/PSAC® certification demonstrates that certified individuals have met minimum formal education and experience requirements and acquired a minimum level of knowledge and expertise in this field by passing the CRSP® Examination (CRSPEX).

We invite you to take a look at what the CRSP®/PSAC® designation can do for you…

Who becomes a CRSP®/PSAC®? Those who hold the CRSP®/PSAC® certification come from a variety of backgrounds and collectively certificants

  • Possess a wide range of professional experiences
  • Possess a variety of academic backgrounds, including engineering, HR, sciences, and business

Some applicants apply at the four year minimum professional experience requirement level, while others have 10-15 years of experience or more. Regardless of background, the CRSP®/PSAC® certification is for many a career goal. Obtaining the CRSP®/PSAC® certification will set you apart from others within the OHS industry and emphasize that you are professionally committed to health and safety within the workplace.

When employers see CRSP®/PSAC® after a name, they know that the individual has been through a rigorous process that verifies formal education and professional practice and that they have successfully passed a competency based certification examination. They have also signed and agreed to abide to a Code of Ethics and adhere to the ongoing professional development requirements. 

The CRSP®/PSAC® certification represents a personal benchmark that validates your knowledge, skill and practice.  It also provides a transferrable credential, either domestically or internationally within the profession through a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with two similar certification boards, the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) in the United States, the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) in the United Kingdom, and the Safety Institute of Australia. To review the signed agreements of the BCSP, IOSH, and SIA, visit Reciprocal Agreements and Applications.

Enhance Your Employability and Earning Potential

The Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP)® certification has become a prerequisite to qualify for many health and safety positions and is a widely accepted form of recognition by industry and government. Based on a recent survey of career postings, 70% of employers list the CRSP®/PSAC® certification as a requirement for a professional position in Occupational Health and Safety (OHS). In 2017, the BCRSP Salary Survey reported that the median salary for CRSPs was $80,000 (16.8% of CRSPs).  Across Canada, 50.5% of CRSP®/PSAC® respondents reported salaries of above $100,000.

Employers recognize the value of certification and this is reflected through increased salary, internal recognition or promotion.  Since 2006 there has been a 56% increase in the number of CRSPs and those who have obtained their CRSP® certification demonstrate a passion for professional growth and continuous learning of health and safety industry trends. CRSPs understand the respected standard of safety practices.  The CRSP®/PSAC® is a quality certification being the only Canadian OHS certification accredited to ISO 17024 and certified to ISO 9001.

Professional Growth and Credibility

Credibility, ethical commitment and quality assurance are important elements of CRSP®PSAC® certification.  What does this mean to you? It means that as a CRSP®/PSAC® you will be viewed by employers as an OHS expert within the workplace.