2020 Current Changes Index

Latest Policy and Procedure Changes

Published on Wednesday, January 1, 2020

General

Effective Date: February 3, 2020
  • Faculty of Qualified Academic Programs (QAP) and Qualified Equivalent Programs (QEP) may waive the Associate Safety Professional (ASP) and Certified Safety Professional (CSP) exam fees (one [1] time per certification) in the first six (6) months following publication of their program's becoming a QAP or QEP.

Eligibility/Application

Effective Date: February 3, 2020
  • Applicants who apply with a non-U.S. degree will be allowed to upload their academic records directly to BCSP, where they will continue to be evaluated under the same rigorous standards for U.S. equivalency. More information on this change can be read here.
Effective Date: February 3, 2020
  • The Safety Trained Supervisor (STS) and Safety Trained Supervisor Construction (STSC) certifications' experience requirements may now be met with either two (2) years supervisory experience; or four (4) years work experience (work experience must be a minimum part-time [18 hrs/week] to qualify); or an associate degree or higher in occupational safety, risk management, or construction management; or completion of a 2-year trade or union training program/apprenticeship.

Examination

Effective Date: February 24, 2020
  • The CSP examination will be updated and candidates sitting for the CSP exam will take the new version beginning this date. Information on the updated exam can be found in the CSP Exam Blueprint and References on the CSP webpage.
Effective Date: March 18, 2020
  • The ASP examination will be updated and candidates sitting for the ASP exam will take the new version beginning this date. Information on the updated exam can be found in the ASP Exam Blueprint and References on the ASP webpage.
Effective Date: May 18, 2020
  • Candidates will be provided an on-screen calculator during their exam. The on-screen calculator will emulate the TI-30XS scientific calculator. Test centers do not provide physical calculators or allow candidates to bring in their own.

Recertification/Renewal

Effective Date: October 15, 2019
  • Recertification cycle and worksheet due dates changed:
    • Certificants’ recertification cycles have been adjusted to run from July 1 to June 30 instead of from January 1 to December 31.
    • Recertification worksheets are now due on or before July 31 following the end of the recertification cycle.
    • Further details can be read here.
Effective Date: January 1, 2020
  • Several credentials have been added to those granting recertification points, which can always be found in the Category 10.