Continuous Professional Development Program
All individuals certified by the Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals are required to adhere to the mandatory Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Program (formerly called the Certification Maintenance Program (CMP)). This program ensures that certificants keep pace with changes affecting professional OHS practice.
Certificants can use the "MY CPD Portfolio" found in the BCRSP profile for tracking and submission of CPD activities. If you have added all your CPD activities and have met the requirement for your cycle, you will be able to submit them on the main page of your account.
Mandatory Ethics Course Requirement
Every BCRSP certificant is expected to practice ethical behavior to the best of their abilities. Every certificant commits to do this by adhering to the BCRSP Code of Ethics & Professional Conduct. In addition, each certificant is required to complete at least 2 hours of ethics training during each CPD cycle.
In order to assist training providers develop courses acceptable to BCRSP, an Ethics Program and Provider Standard has been developed (see below). Course providers must submit their course for approval by the BCRSP on the Ethics Program and Provider Standard Application Form (see below) along with the specified documentation.
List of Approved Ethics Course Providers
Updated as of November 2, 2023
|AIHA - Ethics in Risk Management - Complex, Prickly, Paradoxical
Program currently not running.
|Online||October 13, 2021|
|Alberta Construction Safety Association - Communications & Ethics for the Safety Leader||Contact||Classroom or Online||Website||March 23 2021|
|Buildforce Canada - Construction Industry Ethics||Contact||Online||Website||Sept 27 2023|
|Integrity Consulting Services||Contact||Online||Website||March 23 2021|
|Lambton College||Contact||Online||Website||March 6 2020|
|My Safety Prep, Ethics for Safety Professionals||Contact||Online||Website||November 2 2023|
|New Wave OH&S Services||Stewart Sampson||Classroom or Online||Website||April 7 2020|
|North American Learning Institute - Workplace Ethics Training 2 Hour Class||Contact||Online||Website||October 13 2021|
|Tatonga Consulting - Ethics for the Safety Professional||Contact||Online||Website||August 15 2023|
|Telos Training||Contact||Online||Website||July 29 2021|
|University of Alberta Faculty of Extension, EXOS 4643 Ethics and Professional Practice||Contact||Classroom or Online||Website||January 27 2021|
|University of Calgary, ADL 213 Ethics for Professional Practice||Contact||Online||Website||May 27 2021|
|University of Fredericton, EMBA 7025 Governance, Strategy & Structure||Contact||Online||Website||June 15 2022|
If you hold the CIH certification, we will accept the course you used for your CIH ethics requirement as equivalent.
Guidance for CPD Providers
Event Providers or Sponsors are not obligated to communicate the CM credit for an educational event. However, doing so makes the event more attractive to certificants. Providers should communicate their events in terms of technical contact hours or CEUs (BCRSP recommends using the IACET system). BCRSP suggests the language below for event communication purposes.
Event Providers must not imply that BCRSP has approved or endorsed an event.
|Previously awarded CM credit by BCRSP||Hours Known?||IACET Accredited Provider||Suggested Language|
|No||Yes||No||This event contains XX technical hours and may be eligible for BCRSP CPD points. See the BCRSP website at www.bcrsp.ca for CPD point criteria|
|------||No||No||This event may be eligible for BCRSP CPD points. See the BCRSP web site at www.bcrsp.ca for CPD criteria|
|Yes||Yes||No||BCRSP has previously awarded CPD points for this event. The current contains XX technical hours and may be eligible for BCRSP CPD points. See the BCRSP web site at www.bcrsp.ca for CPD point criteria.|
|Yes||Yes||ORG Name is an accredited IACET Provider, this event contains xx technical hours and is eligible for BCRSP CPD points.|
BCRSP uses the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) Continuing Education Unit (CEU) standard.
This standard equates 1 CEU to 10 contact/learning hours.
This change will make it simpler to calculate hours, and simplifies the point claim for shorter courses whereby a 4-hour course is equivalent of .4 CEUs, an 8 hour course is .8 CEUs, etc.)
Includes but is not limited to presentations, lectures, break outs, Q&A, exams, event overview, event recaps, and discussions.
Excludes the non-technical portions: e.g., generic welcome speeches, participant introductions, breaks, meals, networking, exhibitor time, roundtables or discussions with unspecified topics, social tours.