October 31, 2014

BCSP Announces Fourth Quarter Changes Now In Effect

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The changes the BCSP announced earlier this year have been completed and are now in effect.

The Associate Safety Professional (ASP) is now a certification, as is the Safety Trained Supervisor Construction (STSC). The STSC reflects the construction knowledge of those who hold it as a certification. The ASP's becoming a certification provides safety professionals a new option in certification, and allows greater time for those aiming to achieve the Certified Safety Professional (CSP).

BCSP's current certifications have also undergone changes. Applicants may no longer substitute education for experience when applying for the Occupational Health and Safety Technologist (OHST) or Construction Health and Safety Technician (CHST). The OHST's experience requirement has been reduced from five to three years.

In addition to these modifications to BCSP certifications, a few of the processes involved in obtaining certification have changed. When an applicant is approved, that applicant has one year to sit for and pass the examination for the certification they aim to achieve. The examination authorization for an exam no longer expires after 120 days, it is now good for one examination sitting scheduled on any date within the one year timeframe the applicant is eligible.

All of these changes are documented in the Current Changes Index on the BCSP website.  For more information on which certifications you qualify for, see BCSP Safety Certifications At-A-Glance.

 

With the launch of the new BCSP CMS, the changes you were notified about earlier this year have been completed.

 

The Associate Safety Professional (ASP) is now a certification, as is the Safety Trained Supervisor Construction (STSC). The STSC reflects the constructionknowledge of those who hold it as a certification. The ASP's becoming a certification provides safety professionals a new option in certification, and allows greater time for those aiming to achieve the Certified Safety Professional (CSP).

 

BCSP's current certifications have also undergone changes. Applicants may no longer substitute education for experience when applying for the Occupational Health and Safety Technologist (OHST) or Construction Health and Safety Technician (CHST). The OHST's experience requirement has been reduced from five to three years.

 

In addition to these modifications to BCSP certifications, a few of the processes involved in obtaining certification have changed. When an applicant is approved, that applicant has one year to sit for and pass the examination for the certification they aim to achieve. The examination authorization for an exam no longer expires after 120 days, it is now good for one examination sitting scheduled on any date within the one year timeframe the applicant is eligible.

 

All these changes are documented in the Current Changes Index.

 

BCSP has accounted for all statuses of our current applicants and candidates and will provide support during this transitory phase.

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