Accreditation and Recognition

The 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.

Benefits of the CSD and MSP Certifications

As the benchmark in practical workplace safety certification, the CSD and MSP certifications provide a wealth of benefits to those who obtain them. First and foremost, certifications establish your professional credibility; there is an increasing number of companies, non-profits, and government organizations that prefer to work with (or require) individuals who have certifications from recognized programs.

Obtaining the CSD or MSP certifications demonstrates your commitment to superior professionalism, upholding industry standards, and continued education and training. When you have the training and certification that your competitors don’t, it provides you with the competitive edge you need to differentiate yourself from other professionals in the EHS field. Achieving your MSP or CSD certification is about more than simply stating what you have accomplished. You will likely learn new techniques and skills — not only those associated with your field but also transferable skills such as training methodologies, discipline, and communication.


The time and effort invested in professional certifications often results in increased salary. Companies understand that individuals who invest in their own certification(s) have the knowledge, skills, and abilities that they are looking for in their future employees, and they are willing to pay for it. In the latest 2020 EHS Salary Survey, EHS professionals with no certifications reported an average annual salary of $84,200. EHS professionals that held one certification reported an average salary of $96,260, and those with two or more certifications averaged $109,360 annually!


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.

Master Safety Professional – MSP

Master Safety Professional (MSP) Application Fee, Exam Fee, Recertification Fee



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.

Certified Safety Director – CSD

Certified Safety Director (CSD) Application Fee, Exam Fee, Recertification Fee



About the NASP/IASP, Inc. Certification Program

The NASP/IASP, Inc. Certification Board (NASPCB)

NASPCB Statement of Impartiality

In keeping with the mission of providing a fair and inclusive educational program for workplace safety professionals, the NASP/IASP, Inc. Certification Board (NASPCB) maintains a strict policy and procedure to ensure complete impartiality in its operation of the NASP/IASP, Inc. Certification Program.

The NASP/IASP, Inc. Certification Board (NASPCB), Certification Personnel, and NASP/IASP, Inc. staff understand the importance of impartiality and conflicts in the management of certification activities. When undertaking dealings with members and non-members, all involved in the certification process will maintain a high level of ethical conduct and avoid conflicts of interest in connection with the performance of their duties. There shall be an avoidance of any actions and/or commitments that might create the appearance of impartiality to:

The Certification Board (NASPCB), Certification Personnel, and NASP/IASP, Inc. staff monitor all potential threats to its impartiality and document all actions.