NASP Certification Board – Certified Safety Director

The pilot exam period for the Master Safety Professional (MSP) and Certified Safety Director (CSD) certifications has ended. We are no longer accepting applications for these exams. Registration for these exams will resume upon completion of the ANSI/ISO/IEC 17024 accreditation process. Please complete the form at the Application Form link below to receive a notification when exam applications have resumed.

A 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.

Candidates taking the CSD examination must meet one the required tracks of eligibility below:

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

CSD Examination Blueprint

Certified Safety Director (CSD) Recertification Requirements

Examination Preparation

Testing is currently paused during this phase of the ANSI/ISO/IEC 17024 accreditation process. Click the Application Form link below for additional details and to sign up for notification when testing resumes.

Application Form


You have the opportunity to take the online exam from the comfort of your home or office via live online proctoring. Another option is to take the exam at one of the numerous testing sites available to you. Click here to find the nearest testing center to you.

After completing the application and being approved to take the exam, applicants will receive official notification from the NASP Certification Board via email.  The notification will include instructions on how to proceed on the day of your examination. Applicants will also 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.

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