Certified Safety Director

   

CERTIFIED SAFETY DIRECTOR (CSD)

 

A Certified Safety Director (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.

To earn the CSD certification requires individuals to meet specified eligibility requirements, pass a rigorous exam, meet the recertification requirements, and uphold the Certificant’s Code of Ethics and Professional Standards Agreement, Candidate’s Non-Disclosure and Confidentiality Agreement, and Criminal Conviction and Unethical Behavior Agreement as set forth by the NASP/IASP, Inc. Certification Board.

ACCREDITATION AND RECOGNITION

The Certified Safety Director (CSD) credential is accredited by the ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB) under ISO/IEC Standard 17024:2012 General Requirements for Bodies Operating Certification of Persons.

To receive eligibility to take the CSD examination applicants must meet one of the tracks to include education, credentials, and experience as indicated on the CSD Eligibility Track below:

For more information on the content of the examination for the CSD certification, click on Exam Blueprint.

CSD Examination Blueprint

CSD Examination Blueprint References

RECERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

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 Continuing Educational Units (CEUs).

Certified Safety Director (CSD) Recertification Requirements

CERTIFIED SAFETY DIRECTOR (CSD) FEES

Application Fee $95

Exam Fee (Includes 1 Exam Attempt) $595

Recertification Fee (every 3 years) $295

For a comprehensive Certified Safety Director (CSD) pricing list, click here.

 

EXAMINATION PREPARATION OPTIONS

 

CERTIFIED SAFETY DIRECTOR (CSD) PREPARATION COURSE

NASP/IASP, Inc. Offers the Certified Safety Director Preparation Course as an option to prepare for the CSD Certification Exam. The Certified Safety Director (CSD) Prep Course is an optional course and is not a requirement to sit for the CSD or MSP Exam. A Prep Course is not intended to guarantee that a candidate will pass the CSD or MSP exam or become certified.

The Certified Safety Director (CSD) Prep Course addresses the knowledge, skills, and abilities found in NASP’s CSD Certification examination blueprints. This program is comprised of 20 major topics identified as vital by industry professionals and our Certification Board.

This course is designed to prepare the learner for the successful completion of the CSD exam while simultaneously teaching the essentials necessary for the health and safety professionals of today. This course provides a learning experience which includes a downloadable PDF, interactive and informative training modules, 10 practice questions per module, 100 question preparatory final exam, and more!

SAFETY PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE (SPC) 

An SPC 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 Safety Professional Certificate (SPC) Course is an option to meet a portion of the Eligibility Track in addition to the educational and years of experience requirements to sit for the CSD or MSP Exam.

SAFETY DIRECTOR CERTIFICATE (SDC)

An SDC 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.

The Safety Director Certificate (SDC) Course is an option to meet a portion of the Eligibility Track in addition to the educational and years of experience requirements to sit for the CSD or MSP Exam.

CERTIFIED SAFETY MANAGER (CSM) CERTIFICATE

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.

The Certified Safety Manager (CSM) Certificate Course is an option to meet a portion of the Eligibility Track in addition to the educational and years of experience requirements to sit for the CSD Exam.

EXAMINATION APPLICATION

You have the opportunity to take the online exam from the comfort of your home or office via live online proctoring. Click here for LOP instructions. Another option is to take the exam at one of the numerous testing sites available to you (U.S.and Canada only). Click here to find the nearest testing center to you. Click here for testing site instructions.

After completing the application, applicants will receive official notification from the NASP Certification Board via email within 7-10 business days.  The notification will include instructions on eligibility status. Upon being approved to take the exam Candidates will receive notification from the Certification Board’s testing contractor, Scantron, with details of when and where you can take the exam if choosing a Scantron site and location or offering the option for live online proctoring at home or office.

 

READY TO APPLY?

Create an account to begin your application in the NASP Student Portal if you do not already have an LMS account.

For A Complete Guide to Certification, click here.