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NASP As a Certifying Body
Yes. All of our courses exceed OSHA requirements. OSHA is considered the ‘bare minimum’ for compliance and therefore NASP considers this only one element of an effective safety training program. All of our courses, both instructor-led and online, have been designed to meet or exceed ANSI/ASSP Z490.1-2016 requirements for Safety, Health, and Environmental Training.
NASP is undergoing the rigorous process of ISO/IEC 17024 accreditation for bodies operating certificate of persons of its two highest-level certificates, the Master Safety Professional (MSP) and Certified Safety Director (CSD). We anticipate accreditation to be completed by the first quarter of 2021. Click here for details of where we are in the accreditation process.
This question is asked frequently from people who are trying to differentiate between the two certificates. The CSP designation is certainly a legitimate credential; however, NASP simply does not see the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) as a competitor. If one has an engineering education and desires an engineering emphasis in a workplace safety career, then the CSP certification may be an option. It must be noted, that the CSP is the passing of a single exam. There is no class or course material. BCSP does not offer training; they offer you the opportunity to verify training obtained elsewhere. The LSP is a certificate of a high level of knowledge, skills, and abilities with the successful completion of a specific curriculum. In addition, the LSP topics range far beyond the CSP credential, including review of pertinent DOT and EPA regulations. It is more comprehensive in scope, representing a very broad scope of knowledge, skills, and abilities.
If you qualify for the CSP (which requires a four year degree and five years of experience in the safety field), but are debating between the CSP and the LSP, then perhaps you may choose both and have the ultimate proof to any employer of advanced expertise in the safety field. There are many professionals who have obtained both certificates. The LSP was originally developed for those who may not have the math/engineering skills to pass the CSP exam. Many were those who did not begin their careers as safety professionals but ultimately found themselves with workplace safety responsibilities. Today, many engineers and holders of safety related college degrees also seek NASP certificates.
NASP is recognized worldwide, and there are many reasons to certify with NASP. Click here for more information.
The National Association of Safety Professionals (NASP) is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). NASP complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, NASP is accredited to issue the IACET CEU. NASP is authorized by IACET to offer 1 CEU per 10 contact hours. Click here to view a breakdown of CEUs awarded for specific classes. If you have any questions, contacts us at 1-800-922-2219 or email [email protected].
NASP courses will be evaluated by Columbia Southern University for possible transfer credit into an undergraduate degree program in Occupational Safety and Health or Environmental Management. Once you submit an application, CSU will provide you with a Degree Action Plan that will specify the hours of transfer credit awarded. This evaluation is complimentary, and CSU will waive the application fee! To obtain academic credits through CSU, a student must first complete the NASP course, pass the test, then submit their NASP course certificate to CSU for evaluation. For more information on the various OHS degrees offered by CSU, click here. [email protected].
Make sure you have read the question and required materials and understand the material you read. Most courses are open-book tests to assist students in self-discovery. If you went through a 40 hour course with others doing the same course, you may like to e-mail other students and utilize group training methodology. NASP is happy to assist students with genuine difficulties that have made every effort to accomplish the required work. NASP will not give out answers to exam questions. For further help, please contact [email protected] or call 1-800-922-2219 to access your records.
I am an international student looking to travel to the United States to take one of your courses. How do I apply for a VISA?
For our international students, registering for classroom courses is simple. First, you must register online and pay for the course while registering. We cannot issue a letter of invitation without payment first. Once you have paid, NASP will send you a letter of invitation so you may apply for your B1 VISA. Please allow 3 – 5 business days to receive your invitation letter via email.
You can find many of our forms by clicking here.
The cost to post a job to NASP’s website is $100 for up to a 3 month duration. Please visit our Job Mart page to register and pay for your job listing.
Please contact [email protected], or call 1-800-922-2219 for this information.
Yes. The payment plan is available for courses priced $1995 and above. A payment plan fee of 5% of the total cost of your course will be assessed and added to each of your monthly payments. Please click here to view our payment plan.
Please allow 3-5 business days for checks in USPS mail, as well as an additional 2-3 business days for administrative processing. Allow at least three weeks for mail shipped outside of the United States. For your protection, we advise you to keep a tracking number. Credit card orders are processed daily. For international customers, who do not wish to use a credit or debit card, you may opt to pay with a wire transfer. For further information, please contact [email protected], or call 1-800-922-2219 to access your records.
Please contact [email protected], or call 1-800-922-2219 to access your records.
The information provided in each course is quite similar. However, many students prefer the instructor-to-student interaction, as well as networking potential, that you will only receive in a classroom format. In addition, there is more emphasis on training methodologies covered in the classroom, which is ideal for individuals who may be providing safety and environmental training in house. The benefit to the online version is less travel cost, and you may complete the course at your own pace. Either way, the certificate is the same.
Taking My Course
Students have up to six (6) months from the date of purchase to complete a course.
NASP exams allow two (2) attempts to make a passing score of 80%. After two attempts, the exam is no longer accessible. Additional exam attempts may be purchased for a small administrative fee. To purchase additional exam attempts, please contact [email protected] or call 1-800-922-2219.
Tests are open book. You can utilize your course materials during exams.
No. NASP courses are designed as stand-alone courses and must be completed in full for students to receive certificates. However, students may find that knowledge from completed outside coursework assists them in completing NASP courses. Please note that the Licensed Safety Professional and Safety Director Certificate certificates require prerequisites of which one option is completed degrees.
Exams are not timed. However, you are required to complete exams in one session. Exiting from the exam before results page will result in a failed attempt.
No. For each question, you must click the “Submit” button to finalize your answer. Be certain that you have selected the answer that you want before you click submit. Once you submit your answer, it cannot be changed. As soon as you submit your answer, you will be informed if you are correct or incorrect. If your answer is incorrect, make a note of the question content so that you know which section of the course to review.
Please allow 5-10 business days in order for us to review your score and issue your certificate. For our international students, some delays through the US Postal Service can be expected. Occasionally, customs will open packages for security reasons and then not send packages to their final destination. To avoid this, student can request expedited service through United Parcel Service (UPS) for an additional charge. For further information, please contact [email protected] or call 1-800-922-2219 to determine UPS shipping costs.
You may exchange any distance learning certificate for another topic, prior to downloading or accessing course material. We will simply apply your payment towards the new topic. However, if course material has been accessed, then it cannot be exchanged. Under no circumstances will NASP refund a student’s money AFTER seven (7) days of initial purchase for any reason. If it is seven days or less, student will be entitled to refund if he/she has NOT downloaded material minus a 20% processing fee.
We hope you do not have to cancel, but if you need to do so, cancellation notices received in writing seven (7) or more days prior to the first day of class will be refunded in full, less a $50 administrative fee. Cancellations received less than seven (7) days before the first day of class will be refunded 75% of the course fee in the form of an NASP Voucher for future training. Unused Vouchers expire one year after date of issue. Substitutions are welcomed. No shows and cancellations received after the start of class will not be eligible for a refund. This policy will be enforced so please plan ahead if you need to cancel – call us at 1-800 922-2219 and speak to a customer service representative if you need assistance.
Return/Refund Policy for Distance Learning Certificates and Products
Under special circumstances, NASP will consider accepting a return on undamaged items within 10 days of the original delivery. You are responsible for the return shipping costs and will be charged a restocking fee of 20%. No returned merchandise will be accepted without a Return Material Authorization (RMA) number. We will credit you in the same manner as your original payment within 30 days of receiving the returned item. In all cases, any returns must be authorized by an NASP representative. To obtain a RMA number or receive further details regarding our return policy, please contact us at [email protected] or 1-800-922-2219.
In the event that the client cancels the class, the client will be responsible for cancellation damages as outlined below:
- Cancellation over 3 months prior to event = 0% fee of total invoice
- Cancellation 1 – 3 months prior to event = 10% fee of total invoice
- Cancellation seven days up to 1 month prior to event = 25% fee of total invoice
- Cancellation less than seven days prior to event = 75% fee of total invoice
- Cancellation within 72 hours of event = 100% fee of total invoice
Refunds for membership for both domestic and international students will not be available. Once you become a member, you have immediate access to our comprehensive library of safety related material. However, in the unlikely event that you are not satisfied with your member benefits, you can apply this credit to any of our other safety courses.
Scholarships and VA
Most NASP Courses must be renewed within three (3) years of the original certificate date. Some courses require annual recertification, depending upon specific OSHA or EPA requirements. You may find specific information here. For more information on professional recertification, please contact Member Services at 1-800-922-2219.
If you miss your recertification date, you have up to six (6) months after your expiration date to renew your certificate online by making the recertification payment and completing the recertification test. If your recertification is more than six (6) months passed your expiration date, additional recertification fees will be assessed and you will need to contact [email protected] or call 1-800-922-2219 to process your renewal payment.