On September 17, 2018, the Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals (BCRSP) ratified a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with NEBOSH (National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health).
In a new agreement, signed on the opening day of the 2018 CSSE Professional Development Conference, NEBOSH students will now have an alternative route to BCRSP certification.
Holders of the NEBOSH National or International Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety will now be eligible for certification as a Canadian Registered Safety Technician (CRST) upon completion of the CRST examination.
For those with greater workplace experience and additional qualifications, BCRSP is offering a streamlined route to Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) certification for people with a NEBOSH National or International Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety.
Canadian professionals with CRSP status may now achieve a NEBOSH National or International Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety without taking the relevant NEBOSH course, if they sit and pass the assessments.
Signing on behalf of BCRSP Chair, Kevin Dawson said: “This agreement is an important step toward international recognition and transportability of both BCRSP and NEBOSH credentials."
NEBOSH, Chief Executive Teresa Budworth added: “This agreement will give our students the opportunity to gain certification in Canada whilst dual recognition by BCRSP and NEBOSH will make them very attractive to employers.”
To read the MOU, click here
About the BCRSP
The Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals (BCRSP) is a federally incorporated self-regulating, self-governing, ISO 17024 accredited and ISO 9001 certified organization established in 1976. The Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals sets certification standards for occupational health and safety professionals. The BCRSP grants the Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP)® credential 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.
The National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH) was formed in 1979 and is an independent examining board and awarding body with charitable status. NEBOSH offers a comprehensive range of globally-recognised, vocationally-related qualifications designed to meet the health, safety, environmental and risk management needs of all places of work in both the private and public sectors. Courses leading to NEBOSH qualifications attract around 50,000 candidates annually and are offered by over 600 course providers around the world. NEBOSH examinations have been taken in over 120 countries. NEBOSH qualifications are recognised by the relevant professional membership bodies including the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), IEMA and The Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM).