BCRSP Signs Memorandum of Understanding with CRBOH


Matt Brewer and Paul Belair seated at a table signing a Memorandum of Understanding

On June 14, 2024, the Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals (BCRSP) ratified a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Canadian Registration Board of Occupational Hygienists (CRBOH). 

In a new agreement, signed in Moncton New Brunswick in advance of the BCRSP Governing Board meeting, BCRSP and CRBOH certificants will now have alternative routes to achieve certification. 

Holders of a BCRSP certification will now be able to apply for certification under a streamlined process with the CRBOH, and similarly, holders of a CRBOH certification will be able to apply for certification under a streamlined process with the BCRSP – making the route to the examinations for both organizations more straightforward.  The MOU details the specific requirements and eligibility. 

The MOU further outlines between BCRSP and CRBOH that individuals who are currently certified by one organisation, and who obtain a certification from the other organisation within their continuous professional development cycle will be awarded full requalification credits under the respective processes.

Signing on behalf of BCRSP, Chair, Paul Belair said, “This agreement is an important step towards greater collaboration in Canada between two highly recognized certification boards and is important benefit for certificants to have a streamlined avenue to obtain certification."

Signing on behalf of CRBOH, President Matt Brewer said, “This partnership is important because it strengthens our commitment to raising professional standards and boosting the collaboration between occupational hygiene and safety professionals. Together, we're aiming to create a safer, healthier work environment across Canada, which will benefit both our members and the communities we serve.  This MOU helps us further this goal, and we're proud to work with the BCRSP in helping our certificants reach their potential.”



About the BCRSP
The Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals (BCRSP) is a federally incorporated self-regulating, self-governing, ISO 17024 accredited and ISO 9001 certified organization established in 1976. The Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals sets certification standards for occupational health and safety professionals. The BCRSP grants the Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP)® and the Canadian Registered Safety Technician (CRST®) certifications to individuals who successfully complete the certification process through application assessment, and examination. The Board governs its certificants in order that the public interest may be served and protected.

About the CRBOH

The Canadian Registration Board of Occupational Hygienists (CRBOH) is a national, not-for-profit organization, which sets standards of professional competence for occupational hygienists and occupational hygiene technologists in Canada and around the world.  Registration with the CRBOH confers the right to use the title Registered Occupational Hygienist (ROH®) or Registered Occupational Hygiene Technologist (ROHT®) and indicates the attainment and maintenance of a high standard of professionalism in the field of occupational hygiene.

Media Contact:
Nicola Wright, CAE
Executive Director
Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals (BCRSP)
Tel: 905-567-7198