Note: Since publication of this release, the BCRSP Governing Board has revised the implementation date for the new CRSP Examination Blueprint to the June 2021 examination. The February 2021 exam will be based on the current blueprint.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO – January 29, 2020 - The Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals (BCRSP) Governing Board has approved the revision to the Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP)® Examination Blueprint.
The CRSP® Examination Blueprint underwent significant review by a Competency Review Task Force which culminated in a competency validation survey which had a 34.6% response rate. The main purpose of the survey is to obtain an evaluation of a comprehensive set of competencies for the safe practice of a safety professional. The survey measured the importance, criticality and frequency of each item listed. The validation survey results were utilized by the competency review task force in developing the 2020 CRSP® Examination Blueprint which was approved by the Governing Board on January 2, 2020.
Administration of the first examination developed from the new Blueprint is targeted for February 2021 CRSP® examination administration.
The Blueprint was developed to guide those involved in the development of the Canadian Registered Safety Professional Examination and to provide the public (e.g., examinees, educators, administrators) with practical information about the examination. The Blueprint has two major components: (1) the content domain to be measured and, (2) the explicit guidelines on how this content is to be measured.
BCRSP wishes to thank all the individuals who have contributed to the creation of this Blueprint including the Competency Review Task Force members including: Shannon Bolger, CRSP, Paula Campkin, CRSP, Sarah Churchill, CRSP, Kevin Dawson, CRSP, David Johnston, CRSP, Erin Oliver, CRSP, Buck Page, CRSP, Mike Parent, CRSP, Eldeen Pozniak, CRSP, and Monica Szabo, CRSP. Thank you is also extended to the Canadian Registered Safety Professionals across Canada who responded to the competency validation survey and to the representatives of OHS Academic Programs who participated in the 2019 National Education Symposium and provided feedback on the CRSP® Examination Blueprint.and to the representatives of OHS Academic Programs who participated in the 2019 National Education Symposium and provided feedback on the CRSP® Examination Blueprint.
A copy of the 2020 CRSP® Examination Blueprint can be found here.
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The Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals is a public interest, not-for-profit, federally incorporated self-regulating organization which sets the certification standards for the OHS profession. BCRSP strives to advance the body of knowledge, the competency of the profession, and the value our certificants bring to society. The BCRSP grants the CRSP® and CRST certifications to individuals who successfully complete the certification process through application assessment, interview, and examination. The Board governs its certificants in order that the public interest may be served and protected. Contact the BCRSP at firstname.lastname@example.org 905-567-7198.