OHS Certifications Behind the Exams

Article: OHS Certifications Behind the Exams

Extract: OSH professionals inherently understand the value of holding certification credentials such as certified safety professional (CSP), Canadian registered safety professional (CRSP) and certified industrial hygienist (CIH), but knowledge about how the certification program is established and maintained may not be as prevalent. OSH professionals might also have questions about the process, such as who determines what topics go on the exam? How are questions written and approved for inclusion on the exam? How are passing scores determined? A great deal of science and mathematics is behind the process. This article aims to answer these questions and help explain why and how a properly developed and administered certification examination shows the mark of excellence in the field of safety and health. 

ASSP Professional Article

Posted with permission of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) , publisher of Professional Safety