Overview

NASP/IASP offers professional certifications, certificates of achievement, and specialist designations which assure employers of the qualifications of employees, potential employees, consultants and trainers in the field of workplace safety. In the resume and the related professional designation (post-nominal letters), these credentials represent expertise in an individual's professional knowledge, skills and abilities.

 

NASP/IASP's designations are designed to be achieved in a step by step building block process where each level achieved is a step toward the next higher level.

 

The Three Types of Professional Designations Offered by NASP/IASP

 

Professional Certifications:

Level III. Licensed Safety Professional (LSP): This certification is licensed by NASP/IASP to practice in the field of workplace safety. This licensure assures all employers or potential employers that the practitioner has acquired knowledge, skills, and abilities defined by NASP/IASP to this exceptionally qualified level. Obtaining the LSP requires successful completion of all requirements for the CSD (Certified Safety Director) and the completion of 18 of 30 available areas of specialization (9 additional areas of specialization beyond those required for the CSD).

 

 

Level II.  Certified Safety Director (CSD): This certification assures all employers or potential employers that the practitioner has acquired knowledge, skills, and abilities defined by NASP/IASP to this highly qualified level. Obtaining the CSD requires successful completion of all requirements for the CSM (Certified Safety Manager) and the completion of 9 of 30 available Specialist Designations.

 

 

Level I. Certified Safety Manager (CSM): This foundational certification assures all employers or potential employers that the practitioner has acquired knowledge, skills, and abilities defined by NASP/IASP to this notable level of qualification. Obtaining the CSM requires successful completion of the 40 hour CSM classroom certification course or the equivalent NASP/IASP independent study course.

 

Certificates of Achievement:

These certificates assure all employers or potential employers that the practitioner has exceptional acquired knowledge, skills, and abilities in the specific areas covered by the courses.

The Environmental Health & Safety Professional Certificate This certificate requires successful completion of a series of environmental and safety related modules.

 

Hydrogen Sulfide Safety (H2S): Train-The-Trainer This certificate requires successful completion of the Hydrogen Sulfide Safety: Train-The-Trainer course.

 

Safety Auditor Certificate (SAC) This certificate requires successful completion of various safety modules with emphasis on accident investigation, hazard analysis and proper safety inspections and assessments.

 

Workplace Safety and Health Specialist I This certificate requires successful completion of any 3 available Specialist Designations.

 

Workplace Safety and Health Specialist II This certificate requires successful completion of any 6 available Specialist Designations.

 

Workplace Safety and Health Specialist III This certificate requires successful completion of any 9 available Specialist Designations.

 

Workplace Safety and Health Specialist IV This certificate requires successful completion of any 12 available Specialist Designations.

 

Specialist Designations:

These Specialist Designations assure all employers or potential employers that the practitioner has exceptional acquired knowledge, skills, and abilities in the specified area.

General Industry & Construction

 

 

Petroleum

 

 

Environmental