Use of Certification Marks

It is important to know how to use your credential correctly. Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP)®/ Professionnel en sécurité agréé du Canada (PSAC)®, CRSP®/PSAC® , Canadian Registered Safety Technician (CRST)/Technicien en sécurité agréé du Canada (TSAC), CRST/TSAC are issued by the Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals under its incorporation by Industry Canada and they may only be used when authorized for the period specifically designated by the Governing Board.

Here are some guidelines for displaying your credentials proudly and properly.

BCRSP certifications are awarded to individuals, not to companies, and must only be used with individual names.

Examples of correct use:

  • John A. Williams, CRSP or PSAC
  • John A. Williams, CRST or TSAC
  • John A. Williams, Canadian Registered Safety Professional or Professionnel en sécurité agréé du Canada
  • John A. Williams, Canadian Registered Safety Technician or Technicien en sécurité agréé du Canada
  • John A. Williams, Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP)® or Professionnel en sécurité agréé du Canada (PSAC)®
  • John A. Williams, Canadian Registered Safety Technician (CRST) or Technicien en sécurité agréé du Canada (TSAC)

Examples of improper use:

  • XYZ Safety Consultants, providing services by Canadian Registered Safety Professionals / Professionnels en sécurité agréés du Canada
  • XYZ Safety Consultants, providing services by Canadian Registered Safety Technicians/ Techniciens en sécurité agréés du Canada

The issue with the improper examples is that not all employees of the company may be certified and only those individuals who have achieved the credential may use it with their name. The credential is not awarded to a company.

Example of proper company use:

  • XYZ Safety Consultants, providing safety consulting services. Employees holding the Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP)®/Professionnel en sécurité agréé du Canada (PSAC)® credential include: John A. Williams, CRSP/PSAC, Katherine L. Jones, CRSP/PSAC.
  • XYZ Safety Consultants, providing safety consulting services. Employees holding the Canadian Registered Safety Technician (CRST)/Technicien en sécurité agréé du Canada (TSAC) credential include: John A. Williams, CRST/TSAC, Katherine L. Jones, CRST/TSAC.

The credential may be displayed either with or without periods between the letters. The most common practice is to use the credential without periods.

The credential may only be used for the period for which use is authorized. If a certificant has not paid the annual renewal fee or met the Continuous Professional Development requirements, their authority automatically expires. Use of the credential beyond the authorized period without complying with renewal or recertification requirements constitutes unauthorized use of the credential.

You are encouraged to use the designated certification mark on your business cards, resumé and correspondence. You may use your credential virtually anywhere you use your name. It must be used with your name and not that of your company or employer.

You are not required to display the registered mark ® when using a certification mark.

BCRSP Logo

The corporate logo is registered with Industry Canada and its use is prohibited except on printed or symbolic items provided by the Board or its designated suppliers.

Use of the seal/stamp is subject to the Code of Ethics & Professional Conduct and must be returned at the request of the Governing Board upon the termination of certification.