Certification Comparison at a Glance

 

CRSP Certification Eligibility Criteria

CRST Certification Eligibility Criteria

Education

Bachelor’s degree from a recognized academic institution

Or

2-year diploma in Occupational Health and Safety from a recognized academic program.

Pathway A: 1-year OHS certificate from a recognized academic institution

Pathway B: 2-year* diploma (or certificate) in any discipline from a recognized academic institution OR is qualified as a journeyperson in a trade.

Pathway C: 2-year diploma in OHS from a recognized academic institution are eligible to write the CRST certification examination upon graduation.

*a two-year diploma or certificate means a program that is a minimum of 60 academic credits or 900 hours. 

Experience

48 months of professional level OHS experience obtained within the last 72 months (minimum of 900 hours/calendar year of practice in OHS).

Pathway A & B: 12 months of OHS experience in the last 24 months of where OHS duties are at least 35% of role.

Pathway C: Waived

Professional Development

if applying with a Bachelor’s degree, applicant must also demonstrate sufficient professional development in OHS to qualify.

if applying with a non-OHS diploma or journeyperson, applicant must also demonstrate professional development in OHS to qualify.

Examination Successfully Pass the CRSP Examination Successfully Pass the CRST Examination
Code of Conduct Adhere to the BCRSP Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct Adhere to the BCRSP Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct
Maintaining Certification

Annual renewal fee, mandatory continuous professional development program

Annual renewal fee, mandatory continuous professional development program