October 18, 2017
I passed my CSP! I passed my ASP around a year and a half ago after completing the ASP/CSP course. At the time I had a lot going on in life with my first little one at home and did not take my CSP right away like originally planned. I decided that what would be best for me was to complete the ASP/ CSP course again starting last February. As busy as my life has been I needed the structure of the class to keep me focused and moving in the right direction. I do not know if I got as much out of it the second time around as the first obviously but it helped me focus and gave me study structure. It also provided me with a group of other people working towards a similar goal which helped keep me motivated and moving forward toward the CSP. The test itself I found to be a little frustrating with %90 of the questions asking for what is the BEST answer and giving four options saying almost the exact same thing just worded slightly different. My best advice is to eliminate one of them if you can and then go with your gut on the remaining. I am not a math person at all but was actually relieved when a math question would come up because at least there is a definite answer and I would know if I got right or wrong. If I were to study for it again I would focus much more attention on the relationships between the Safety director, front-line supervisors and management. I briefly studied those areas but it was a lot more in-depth than expected. There were many questions related to training, defining responsibilities and establishing accountability for line supervisors. Thank you, Mike and Bowen, for all the help both the first and the second time I took the class and best of luck to everyone taking the test in the future.