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Would you like to pursue the Associate Safety Professional (ASP) or Certified Safety Professional (CSP) certification and don’t know where to start? We know it can seem daunting and you’re not even sure what the first step is. That’s okay. We understand. We’re here to help.
Learning a new discipline or grasping a new concept isn't always easy for most of us. To really understand the new concept or idea, one must, well….. practice, practice and practice some more.  There are a few things we can master the first time we are presented with the information, but most of the time, we must go through the material again and again and again. (And maybe some more.)
Some of our most popular and powerful exam resources are our Exam Logistics Forums. In them, you can post your impression of the certification exam, tips about how you prepared for the exam, resources you used to study, or about your experience at the testing center. We strongly encourage the use of these forums.
As you know, our instructors are here to help you prepare for and pass your certification exams. From teaching online courses to meeting you online during study sessions, to setting up personal encouragement phone calls, our instructors' main goal is to see you through passing your certification exam.
A common question I receive from Bowen EHS ASP/CSP class participants is: "when will I know I am ready to take the exam?" You don't want to wait too long because you want the course material to be fresh, yet you do not want to take it too soon, only to find that you're not ready. Here are some practical tips to help you make that decision for yourself:
Passing the CIH, the ASP, the CSP, or the CHMM exam is a valiant quest filled with hardship and uncertainty.
I mentor lots of people preparing to pass their EH&S certification exam. Some folks are working toward a safety certification, including the Associate Safety Professional (ASP) and the Certified Safety Professional (CSP).
You prepared for months, reviewed practice exam questions by the thousands, and you hope you’re prepared enough to take your ASP, CSP, CIH, or CHMM exam.
Moving takes place in several phases. Beyond the packing and unpacking, there are subtleties like where to put your lava lamp and which room offers the best lighting for that Elvis picture you inherited from your Uncle Albert.
I get it. We all do. You feel run down with the stresses of everyday life. You don't have time for one more thing that's going to take up hours in your day.
At Bowen EHS, we believe our clients are most successful when connected to a supportive learning community.  One of the major components to this success is great customer care and service.
Once upon a time, there was an EHS (Environmental, Health, and Safety) Professional named Goldilocks.  Goldilocks worked for a shipping company.  She was a valued member of the management team, and she was well respected by her co-workers. 
Okay. I am ready. I am going to do it. I am going to take the exam.
You received this week’s study question and it doesn’t look right. The solution says the correct answer is C, but the explanation clearly states B should be the correct answer.
I bought a new car in December. It is a 2016 Subaru Outback and I am still pretty excited about it. I decided to get the premium package with the automatic hatch lift and heated seats.
You set your exam date. You studied, took the self-assessment exam, not once but twice, and quizzed yourself with all of the exam prep questions you could find. Now exam day is only a week away. Yikes!
We get this question quite often and our honest answer is “We don’t know.” We are honored that some of our clients believe we are the certifying body for some EH&S certifications, especially those we have exam prep courses for.
Benjamin Franklin once said, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” We are often asked “If I take your review course, am I guaranteed to pass the exam?” Our short answer is “No.”
Early in my safety and health career, I sat for the CIH and CSP as soon as I was qualified. After passing, I made a vow to myself that I would do whatever it takes to never have to sit for those exams again. 
We frequently hear the question "what do I need to do become a CIH or a CSP or a CHMM?" If you have asked this question, please continue reading. This post is for you.
This is an interesting question, especially around the career of occupational health and safety.  I'm certain the meaning of a being a professional is as varied as the number of people that consider themselves professionals.  However, there are probably a core set of values and ideas that resonate with the majority of professionals.