Professional Certifications

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities for Safety Professionals

Our professional safety certifications demonstrate to employers, potential employers, and those you protect and teach, that you have an advanced and proven set of knowledge, skills and abilities in the field of workplace safety.

These courses and comprehensive tests delve into the intricacies of being a safety professional and far exceed mere OSHA and other regulatory requirements. They will equip you with the tools and resources you need to truly reduce job-related injuries and illnesses and focus on the human dynamics within the safety field.

Safety Certifications

I. Certified Safety Manager (CSM)

A CSM is an implementer of strategy and actions normally mandated by those on the corporate level. They oversee and drive compliance and monitoring and are able to effectively employ a range of OHS tools and processes. They are likely to have a site or industry focus.

II. Certified Safety Manager Construction (CSMC)

A CSM Construction Certificate provides the knowledge, skills and abilities required for individuals who oversee complex construction sites or whose duties include 1926 Construction regulations. A CSM-C will oversee multiple contractors, provide competent person training, and develop required plans, programs and procedures in the construction industry.

III. Certified Safety Director (CSD)

A CSD is involved in problem solving and application of strategy; their advice is based on conceptual and technical knowledge mediated by training and experience, analysis of evidence and critical thought. They understand how to use and access the evidence base and value professional collaboration. They are capable of working with minimal supervision and usually give direction to others.

IV. Licensed Safety Professional (LSP)

An LSP is an individual with high-level specialist and strategic skills. They are likely to be involved in the development and implementation of a comprehensive facility wide or corporate safety and health program and are influential with senior management and policymakers. Their perspective embraces the broader organizational and social context.

Environmental Certifications

I. Certified Environmental Manager (CEM)

The Certified Environmental Manager (CEM) is an indication to employers, potential employers, regulatory agencies, and the courts that you have the knowledge, skills, and abilities equivalent to a level of proficiency expected of a professional who is capable of working with little or no supervision while managing the environmental programs, policies, and procedures common to business and industry.

II. Certified Environmental Professional (CEP)

The Certified Environmental Professional is the highest designation offered by NASP and indicates the highest level of proficiency. The Certified Environmental Professional level is an indication of a level of proficiency expected of an environmental professional who is capable of developing and managing a comprehensive corporate environmental program and supervising others to do the same.

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 Train-The-Trainer (HST)
This certificate requires successful completion of various standards related to the hazards associated with exposure to hydrogen sulfide gas.

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.

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




Basic Training Academy

The NASP Basic Training Academy courses are awareness and intermediate level courses that are designed to give you a simple, concise overview of a variety of safety topics in a quick, easy-to-understand format. Courses meet basic OSHA compliance objectives and include a quiz and certificate for recordkeeping purposes.

NASP Basic Training Academy courses

Upcoming Events

March 30th - April 3rd | Certified Safety Manager | Construction (CSMC) | Wilmington, NC

Certified Safety Manager – Construction Course Description:

• Study of primary construction site safety topics
• What does competent person indicate and how do you qualify as one
• How to manage and conduct safety training that changes the way your employees work
• How to save money by developing your own safety programs
• How to avoid civil and criminal liability for accidents/injuries
• How to interpret and apply construction-related OSHA regulations
• How to manage construction site safety inspections/audits
• How to investigate, analyze and document workplace accidents
• How to create and manage a successful safety culture
• Take home a resource library of PowerPoints, sample plans, programs and inspection checklists
• Obtain valuable CEUs (4.0) required by current certifications
• Click here to see the daily class schedule

Creating a safety culture on a jobsite can be difficult. This course will provide the tools necessary to implement proper safety training and an effective safety program. Students will learn how to understand and interpret regulations, avoid civil and criminal liability, increase worker morale, reduce workers comp rates and most importantly, minimize or eliminate injuries in the workplace.

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April 20-24, 2020 | HAZWOPER Train-The-Trainer Course Classroom | Houston, TX

HAZWOPER Train-The-Trainer (HTTT) Course Description

This brand new, state-of-the-art course will cover in detail the regulatory and training requirements of the Hazardous Waste Operation and Emergency Response (29 CFR 1910.120) standard. OSHA states that a measure of the competence of an instructor is the successful completion of a train-the-trainer program with training and experience specific to the topics they will teach. Not only does the course review the various elements of the HAZWOPER standard, there are also demonstrations as well as “hands-on,” practical simulations to meet the experiential requirements of the regulation.

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