What Schools Offer Certified Safety Professional Training Courses?

Safety professionals can earn certification from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals. Read to learn about schools that offer courses and training options that prepare you to become a Certified Safety Professional. Schools offering Engineering & Technology Management degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

Overview of Schools Offering Training for Certified Safety Professionals

Several colleges and universities across the country offer training courses that prepare students to become Certified Safety Professionals (CSPs). Many of these programs are designed for current safety specialists who are looking to earn industry certification. The Certified Safety Professional credential is awarded by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP). It is a highly regarded credential in the safety industry, and potential CSPs must meet specific education and experience requirements as well as pass two exams. According to the BCSP, those who hold a CSP credential may be more likely to secure a job, receive promotions and earn higher salaries than those who do not have this certification. Read on to learn about a few schools offering programs that prepare students for the Certified Safety Professional exams.

The University of Texas at Austin

The Health and Safety Training Center at UT-Austin offers a Certified Safety Professional Exam Prep course. The 3-day course must be completed on campus, and graduates are prepared for the CSP exam. Course topics include methods for collecting, assessing and managing safety information; assessing health and environmental risks; and the CSP exam format.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

UNC's Gillings School of Public Health is home to the North Carolina Occupational Safety and Health Education and Research Center. This center offers several training programs for safety professionals, including a course to prep professionals for the Certified Safety Professional exam. This course lasts 4.5 days and includes a practice test and a session on exam tips. Additional course topics include electrical hazards, fire prevention and protection, radiation and materials handling. Related programs include safety technician, environmental technician and industrial hygiene certificate programs.

University of California - Los Angeles

UCLA offers a Certified Safety Professional review course through its Southern California Education and Research Center. While the 4-day course is designed to prepare individuals for the CSP exam, participants who already have this credential can earn continuing education credits to put towards recertification.

Other Training Options for Certified Safety Professionals

Several professional organizations also offer training options to prepare students for safety professional certification exams. For example, the Board of Certified Safety Professionals and Council on Certification of Health, Environmental and Safety Technologists (CCHEST) offer self-training software programs for nine certification levels, including CCHEST's Occupational Health and Safety Technologist and BCSP's Certified Safety Professional. The National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) also offers free online courses through its e-Learning website, including a course on Certified Professional - Food Safety exam prep.

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