BCRSP Releases 2024 Update to CRST® Examination Blueprint

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO – September 26, 2023 - The Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals (BCRSP) has released the 2024 Canadian Registered Safety Technician (CRST)® Examination Blueprint. The CRST® Examination Blueprint underwent review by a Competency Review Task Force which culminated in a competency validation survey which had a 34.7% response rate. 

The main purpose of the survey is to obtain an evaluation of a comprehensive set of competencies for the safe practice of a safety technician. The survey measured the the importance, criticality and frequency of each item listed. The validation survey results were utilized by the competency review task force in developing the 2024 CRST® Examination Blueprint which was approved by the Governing Board in September. 

Administration of the first examination developed from the new Blueprint is targeted for March 2024 CRST® examination administration.

The Blueprint was developed to guide those involved in the development of the Canadian Registered Safety Technician Examination and to provide the public (e.g., examinees, educators, administrators) with practical information about the examination. The Blueprint has two major components: (1) the content domain to be measured and, (2) the explicit guidelines on how this content is to be measured. 

BCRSP wishes to thank all the individuals who have contributed to the creation of this Blueprint including the Competency Review Task Force members including: Michael Gouthro, CRST, Robert (Bobbie) Hurley, CRST, Eric Nixon, CRST, Manley Osbak, CRST, Absalom Pierce, CRST, Olivier Plante, CRST, William Rowan, CRST, Sindhu Selvaraj, CRST, and CRSPs Mustang Randall, and Robin Angel (Governing Board Chair July 1, 2021-June 30, 2023) who participated in support of the task force work. 

Thanks is also extended to the Canadian Registered Safety Technicians who responded to the competency validation survey.

A copy of the 2024 CRST® Examination Blueprint can be found here

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The Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals is a public interest, not-for-profit, federally incorporated self-regulating organization which sets the certification standards for the OHS profession. BCRSP strives to advance the body of knowledge, the competency of the profession, and the value our certificants bring to society. The BCRSP grants the CRSP® and CRST® certifications to individuals who successfully complete the certification process through application assessment, interview, and examination. The Board governs its certificants in order that the public interest may be served and protected. Contact the BCRSP at info@bcrsp.ca 905-567-7198.