BCRSP Certification Examination Composition

Examination Composition

Multiple-choice questions are developed to assess a sample of the knowledge, skills, abilities, attitudes, and judgments (competencies) expected of safety professionals and technicians. There are two types of multiple-choice questions on BCRSP examinations – case-based and independent.

Independent Items

Stand-alone objective examination questions which contain the information necessary for responding.

Case-based Items

A set of three or more multiple-choice questions associated with a brief scenario.

Item Taxonomy

Each question on a BCRSP certification examination is classified into one of three categories adapted from Bloom’s Taxonomy of Cognitive Abilities. More specifically, each question is categorized into either knowledge/comprehension, application or critical thinking. The CRSP and CRST Examination Blueprints define the percentage of questions in each taxonomy that appear on an examination form.

Examination Blueprints

BCRSP published examination blueprints for each certification that outline the construction and competencies for the examinations. Refer to our examinations page for more information and to download the Blueprints.

Multiple-choice Questions 

Multiple-choice questions are developed to assess a sample of the knowledge, skills, abilities, attitudes, and judgments (competencies) expected of safety professionals and technicians. There are two types of multiple-choice questions on BCRSP examinations – case-based and independent.

Example of an independent multiple-choice question 

STEM: Strong chemical odours were detected by workers in a research laboratory. The workers shared their concern with the safety professional. What should the safety professional recommend to best eliminate chemical odours in the laboratory? 

OPTIONS: 
1.    Segregate chemicals in storage. 
2.    Clean work surfaces regularly.
3.    Use chemical respirators.
4.    Work in a fume hood.