FAQ Category: NASPCB FAQ

How long do I have to take the exam?

Candidates must purchase an exam option, register, and sit for the exam within one (1) year of their approval of eligibility date. Candidates will have an option within the last 60 days of eligibility to purchase a 90-day eligibility extension.

What happens if I miss the exam deadline?

If a candidate does not purchase an exam option, register, and sit for the exam, within their eligibility, they will be required to reapply for eligibility and pay all applicable fees.

What is the exam like? How much time am I given to take the exam?

Both the CSD and MSP exams are proctored exams and offered via computer-based testing (CBT). The exams are comprised of 150 multiple-choice questions. Each candidate is given 3 hours to complete the exam. The exams will include a few unscored test questions. These test questions will not be counted toward…

What is the Passing Score for the CSD or MSP Exam?

A valid credentialing examination must have a defensible passing score. A panel of SMEs reviewed each examination under the direction of the Examination Contractor and used the Modified Angoff criterion-referenced method to determine a passing point for each examination. The Angoff technique relies on the pooled judgments of content experts….

How do I take the exam?

The NASP/IASP, Inc. Certification Program requires applicants to select one of two options during the application process. The NASPCB third-party examination contractor Meazure Learning will administer the exam. Testing options include: Meazure Learning Onsite Testing Live Online Proctoring (LOP) through ProctorU Click here to find information on registering, scheduling, finding…

How do I receive my results?

After completion of the exam, candidates will immediately receive a result. The NASPCB third-party examination contractor will email candidates to log in using a unique password to review their performance on the examination, and the next steps will be provided according to their result. The NASPCB will receive and review…

What if I fail the exam?

Candidates have the option to retake the exam one (1) time within their eligibility period if the first attempt does not result in passing the exam. Candidates must wait thirty (30) days from the date of their first examination to sit for the Retake Exam. This option will be available…

What is the recertification process?

To maintain the professional competence of workplace safety professionals beyond their initial certification, a recertification process is necessary. CSD and MSP Certificants must continue to demonstrate competency to maintain their certification. Certificants must show evidence of competence through professional development, activities, and successful completion of the appropriate courses through obtaining…

What happens if I miss the recertification deadline?

A 30-day Grace period is offered to those who fail to meet the Recertification Requirements expiration date noted on the Certificant’s Certificate and NASP Student Portal. Should a Certificant fail to recertify within the given timeframe, during the 30-day grace period, the Certificant will be required to contact the NASPCB…

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