CSMP Criteria for Certification

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Upon completion of the application package, approval by the review committee, and payment of the appropriate fees, candidates meeting the following criteria are eligible for the CSMP designation:

Graduate from a board approved / ABET Certified degree program

Degree Accredited by a Member Organization of the Council on Higher Education Accreditation

Qualifying Experience Requirement

Board Approved Doctorate in Safety

Eligible to sit for CSMP Exam

Board Approved Master's in Safety

Eligible to sit for CSMP Exam

Board Approved Bachelor's in Safety

Eligible to sit for CSMP Exam

Board Approved Associate in Safety

Eligible to sit for CSMP Exam

College or University Graduate in a Safety Related Field

Degree Accredited by a Member Organization of the Council on Higher Education Accreditation

Qualifying Experience Requirement

Doctorate/Master's in Safety Related Field

Eligible to sit for CSMP Exam

Bachelor's in Safety Related Field

Eligible to sit for CSMP Exam

Associate in Safety Related Field

1 Year

College or University Graduate in Any Field

Degree Accredited by a Member Organization of the Council on Higher Education Accreditation

Qualifying Experience Requirement

Doctorate/Master's Degree in Any Field

Eligible to sit for CSMP Exam

Bachelor's Degree in Any Field

1 Year

Associate Degree in Any Field

3 Years

High School Education

Diploma or GED

Qualifying Experience Requirement

High School Diploma or GED

3 Years

 

Holder of a Certification, Designation or Certificate

Designation or Certificate

Qualifying Experience Requirement

Hold CSHM, CSP, CIH, CHMM, or CRSP, CPEA, CPSA

Eligible to sit for CSMP Exam

Holder of ASHM, GSP, ASP

Eligible to sit for CSMP Exam

CHST, OHST, or CLCS Designation from the Council on Certification of Health, Environmental, and Safety Technologists (CCEHST)

2 Years

CAIH Designation from the American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH) CSS Designation from the National Safety Management Society

2 Years

Safety Certificate Recognized by the ISHM Board

2 Years

Experience Requirements

  • Full time professional safety and health management experience acceptable to the Institute requires position duties with 50% or greater safety and health management related activities.
  • Two years of part time experience (25% or greater safety and health management related activities) may be substituted for one full time year