Individuals completing a curriculum-based safety, health, and environmental (SH&E) program which meets the Board of Certified Safety Professionals' (BCSP) Qualified Equivalent Program (QEP) standards are now eligible for the Transitional Safety Practitioner (TSP) designation. Those awarded the TSP designation meet the requirement of holding a BCSP approved credential when applying for the CSP. The TSP program recognizes that individuals who complete a QEP program are prepared for entry into, or advancement in, professional safety practice.

"We felt a need to recognize the achievements and dedication of those pursuing not only degrees in safety, but also those who have obtained credentials that represent a fundamental knowledge of safety practice. We are now offering the TSP for safety practitioners on a path to achieving the CSP certification," said BCSP's CEO, Dr. Treasa Turnbeaugh, CSP, ASP, CET, CAE, IOM.

There are several benefits to obtaining the TSP designation. As stated, the designation serves as recognition for being on the path towards the CSP certification and recognizes the holder for the level of preparation for safety practice they have achieved. It also waives the need to take the Associate Safety Professional (ASP) exam and gives the holder access to the BCSP Career Center and eSafetySource, as well as a TSP certificate.

For more information regarding TSP applications, time limits, and renewal fees, please visit the TSP program page on the BCSP website.

A QEP is a credentialing program in SH&E practices that meets BCSP standards for participation and employs a curriculum that has been reviewed and determined to have a substantial match with the Associate Safety Professional (ASP) examination blueprint. More information on becoming a QEP, and the benefits of doing so, can be found here.

The Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP), headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, is a not-for-profit corporation recognized as a leader in high-quality, accredited credentialing for safety, health, and environmental (SH&E) practitioners. BCSP establishes standards and certifies competency criteria in professional safety practice. Since 1969, over 68,000 of BCSP’s CSP, SMS, ASP, OHST, CHST, STS, STSC, or CET certifications have been achieved.