Safety Certifications at a Glance

Safety Certifications


Want to know the Exam Fee for the Safety Trained Supervisor examination? What's the passing score of the Certified Safety Professional examination? How many points am I supposed to achieve for Recertification? Answers to these questions and more can be found quickly and easily by looking at Safety Certifications at a Glance.

Full details on the process of becoming certified can be found in the Complete Guides, available at the top of the Resources column on each certifications' webpage.

Minimum EducationTraining
CSPMinimum Bachelor's degree in any field or an associate in safety, health or the environment. N/A
ASPMinimum Bachelor's degree in any field or an associate's in safety, health or the environment. N/A
CSP via GSPBachelor's or Master's degree from a participating QAP programN/A
SMSN/AN/A
OHSTN/AN/A
CHSTN/AN/A
STS and STSCN/AN/A
CETN/AN/A
Work ExperienceEducational Substitution for Work Experience
CSPAt least 4 years of experience where safety is at least 50%, preventative, professional level with breadth and depth of safety duties and one of the following credentials: ASP; GSP; CIH; CMIOSH; CRSP; CSE (SAWS-China); Master in Occupational Safety and Health (ITC-ILO); MISPN (ISPON); NEBOSH National or International Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety; SISO; Diploma/Certificate in Industrial Safety, as issued by the State Government Departments/Boards of Technical Education, Government of IndiaN/A
ASPAt least 1 year of experience where safety is at least 50%, preventative, professional level with breadth and depth of safety duties.N/A
CSP via GSPNo experience required: Must achieve the CSP within eligibility time period once CSP experience requirement is met.N/A
SMS10 years of safety management related experience (a minimum 35% of job tasks must be related to the management of safety related programs, processes, procedures, personnel, etc.)N/A
OHST3 years of experience where safety is at least 35% of job dutiesN/A
CHST3 years of construction experience where at least 35% of primary job duties involve safety and healthN/A
STS and STSC2 years supervisory experience or 4 years work experience related to the specific supervisory certification for which candidate is applying (work experience must be a minimum part time [18 hrs/week] to qualify)N/A
CETHold one of the following credentials: ASP, CHST, CSP, GSP, OHST, SMS, STS, STSC, CDGP, CFPS, CHMM, CIH, CMIOSH, CRSP, CSE (SAWS-China), Master in Occupational Safety and Health (ITC-ILO); MISPN (ISPON); NEBOSH National or International Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety; SISO; Diploma/Certificate in Industrial Safety, as issued by the State Government Departments/Boards of Technical Education, Government of IndiaN/A
Passing ScoresRecertification
CSP100/17525 points
ASP107/17525 points
CSP via GSPASP: Waiver
CSP: 100/175
GSP: N/A
CSP: 25 points
SMS106/17525 points
OHST116/17520 points
CHST108/17520 points
STS and STSC STS: 61/87
STSC: 60/87
30 hours of safety and health courses or retaking your STS/STSC exam or earning the STSC, STS, CHST, OHST, ASP, SMS, or CSP
CET119/17520 points, with 3 of these points in teaching, developing and/or attending courses on instructional techniques

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*Degrees from outside the United States must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency by a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES®).

All fees are non-transferable, non-refundable, and subject to change.