Starting the Certification Process

There are several stages in the certification process.

Quick Glance at the Certification Process


Individuals interested in gaining the CRSP® designation must first make application to the Board. To determine if you meet the eligibility requirements to gain the CRSP® designation please refer to the section Are you eligible to be a CRSP®?.

Application Processing Schedule and Deadlines

Thinking About Applying and Still Have Questions?

If you are interested in finding out more about the CRSP®/PSAC® registration and examination process, the BCRSP offers complimentary webinars throughout the year. Visit the events page for information on an upcoming webinar to learn more about the application process.

Foreign Applications

Foreign applications are considered for the CRSP®/PSAC® designation. However, foreign applicants must be prepared to make a minimum of two visits to Canada as part of the application process. One for the Regional Screening Centre interview and a second to write the examination (CRSPEX). If the first writing of the CRSPEX is unsuccessful, foreign applicants will have to arrange subsequent visits to Canada for re-examination purposes.

Foreign candidates whose first language is neither English nor French must:

  • Submit documentation verifying a minimum level of 94-101 (IBT) on a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL®) IBT; a band score of 7 on the International English Language Testing System or a score of 785-900 on a Test de français international (TFI™). (Equivalent proof of language proficiency (e.g. a university assessment) will also be accepted)
  • Foreign credentials must be translated to English or French and be verified by an official translator. 
  • Foreign credentials must be submitted to a Canadian Credentialing Agency prior to application submission.

Foreign candidates are encouraged to start the certification process prior to immigrating to Canada.  As long as the minimum requirements are met, including current employment in an OHS function, applications may be submitted at any time.

List of Foreign Credential Assessment Agencies