Safety Certifications for High School Graduates
It’s never too early to start preparing for your future. High school graduates have the opportunity to enroll in various safety certifications that can help them jump-start their careers.
At NASP, we are committed to providing training built for and by safety professionals. We offer two exams to help high school graduates gain certifications — the Master Safety Professional (MSP) and Certified Safety Director (CSD) exams.
Our Safety Certification Routes
If you have your high school diploma, you can begin establishing your credibility as a safety professional. One of the best ways to do that is through certification. Whether you plan on pursuing a career within a company, nonprofit or government organization, many will either prefer or require that you have a certification from a recognized program. Obtaining one sooner rather than later can help you prepare to enter the workforce upon graduation.
Another benefit of obtaining safety certification is that it will increase your earning potential. Certifications show that you are committed to ongoing learning and training. Employers will see that you have knowledge, skills, and abilities that often translate to a higher salary.
Gain Certification With the MSP and CSD Exams
At NASP, we take a practical approach to workplace safety. Students gain the hands-on knowledge and skills needed to confidently carry out safety-related tasks and functions.
Individuals that meet the following eligibility requirements are qualified to sit for the MSP and CSD exams:
- Passing a rigorous exam
- Meeting the recertification requirements
- Upholding the Certificant’s Code of Ethics and Professional Standards Agreement, Candidate’s Non-Disclosure and Confidentiality Agreement, and Criminal Conviction and Unethical Behavior Agreement
For the MSP exam, individuals must have a high school diploma and seven years of safety experience. To sit for the exam, you must also hold one qualified credential, and 50% of your current role must be in safety.
This certification is accredited by the ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB) and will help you build on practical workplace safety knowledge. You’ll have the opportunity to delve into the laws and consensus standards you’ll use on a daily basis.
- Application fee: $95
- Exam fee (includes 2 exam attempts): $650
- Recertification fee (every 3 years): $350
The CSD exam requires that individuals have a high school diploma and five years of safety experience. To be qualified to sit for the exam, you will need to hold one qualified credential, and 50% of your current role must be in safety.
This certification is also accredited by the ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB). The CSD exam will enable you to sharpen your problem-solving and critical-thinking skills. You’ll learn how to collaborate professionally and apply conceptual and technical knowledge.
- Application fee: $95
- Exam fee (includes 2 exam attempts): $595
- Recertification fee (every 3 years): $295
Discover the Practical Approach to Workplace Safety
When you choose to pursue your MSP or CSD certification through NASP, you’ll have access to in-depth resources and support every step of the way.
Contact us today to learn more about our certifications for high school graduates.