FAQ Category: NASPCB FAQ

What is the NASP/IASP, Inc. Certification Program?

The primary purpose of the NASP/IASP, Inc. Certification Program under the guidance and oversight of the NASP/IASP, Inc. Certification Board (NASPCB), the credentialing arm of NASP/IASP, Inc., is to provide workplace safety professionals a certification program to assist them in carrying out their safety-related functions with confidence and proven competence. …

Who is the NASPCB?

The NASP/IASP, Inc. Certification Board (NASPCB) is a separately functioning entity established to oversee the NASP/IASP, Inc. Certification Program and to separate the roles and responsibilities between the NASP/IASP, Inc. Board of Directors and the NASP/IASP, Inc. Certification Program to maintain impartiality and neutrality. The Certification Board operates independently to…

Are NASP/IASP, Inc. certifications recognized or accredited by a third party?

NASP/IASP, Inc.’s Master Safety Professional (MSP) and Certified Safety Director (CSD) credentials are accredited by the ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB) under ISO/IEC Standard 17024:2012 General Requirements for Bodies Operating Certification of Persons. Click here to learn more about the NASP/IASP, Inc. Certification Program. If you have any questions, contact…

What are the benefits of the CSD and MSP Certifications?

The purpose of the NASP/IASP, Inc. Certification Program for the CSD and MSP Certifications is to establish international standards for certification in the workplace safety profession; to provide recognition of qualified individuals; to afford a guarantee to employers that certified personnel have attained stated education and experience qualifications.  Earning the…

What is the difference between the MSP and the CSP?

The MSP and CSP certifications share a few similarities; both certifications: Are accredited under the ISO/IEC Standard 17024:2012 General Requirements for Bodies Operating Certification of Persons, as administered in the U.S. by the ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB) Have a thorough application process Require previously-obtained qualified credentials Have predetermined educational…

What is the difference between the CSD and the MSP Certification?

An MSP 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. The…

Do I have to take the CSD exam to qualify for the MSP exam?

Individuals are not required to take the CSD exam to apply for eligibility and sit for the MSP exam. Individuals who do not qualify to sit for the MSP exam may first apply for the CSD exam and, upon eligibility, successfully pass the CSD exam and have the option to…

Who is eligible?

Candidates taking the MSP examination must meet one of the required tracks of eligibility. Click here for more information. Candidates taking the CSD examination must meet one of the required tracks of eligibility. Click here for more information.

Are there Certificate options offered for eligibility?

NASP/IASP, Inc. offers and accepts certificate courses as prerequisites to be eligible to take the  CSD or MSP examination. All the courses listed are natural progressive steps in the education and training of workplace safety professionals and not a requirement. Click here for more information. All options for eligibility for…