Certification Comparison at a Glance

  CRSP Certification Eligibility CRST Certification Eligibility
Education Bachelor’s degree from a recognized academic institution OR a 2-year diploma in Occupational Health and Safety from a recognized academic program. Pathway A: 1-year OHS certificate from a recognized academic institution OR Pathway B: 2-year* diploma (or certificate) in any discipline from a recognized academic institution OR is qualified as a journeyperson in a trade. OR Pathway C: Minimum of a 2-year diploma in OHS from a recognized academic institution are eligible to write the CRST certification examination upon graduation.
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. OR 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 Successful pass CRSP Examination Successfully pass CRST Examination
*a two-year diploma or certificate means a program that is a minimum of 60 academic credits or 900 hours.

Both Certifications Require that Certificants

Adhere to the BCRSP Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct and maintain their certification through an annual renewal fee, and mandatory continuous professional development program participation.