Verification is Now Only a Click Away, With the New Digital Badge for CRSP/PSAC Certificants

Date Posted: 
October 06, 2015


Verification is Now Only a Click Away, With the New Digital Badge for CRSP/PSAC Certificants

Mississauga, ON. October 6, 2015 —The Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professional (BCRSP) the certification board for occupational health and safety professionals, has implemented web-enabled credentials called badges, for individuals who have earned the Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP)® certification.

The digital badges are secure digital representations of the CRSP credential—the certified individual’s achievement, enhanced with a standardized set of metadata that, when clicked, leads to verification of the certification, qualifications and the process required to earn it. The badge can be embedded on a résumé, email, personal web site, and social and professional networking web sites, including Facebook and LinkedIn.

Displaying an open badge across several platforms offers employers and others a single-click access to verify and evaluate the individuals’ certification.

“BCRSP certifications are recognized and respected globally; however, the BCRSP understands that communicating one’s certification in an ever-expanding online marketplace can be challenging,” says Nikki Wright, CAE, Executive Director of the BCRSP. “Digital badges offer an efficient method for current and potential employers to validate a certification, and also gives certificants a simple and effective opportunity to enhance their recognition in an increasingly online world.”

BCRSP has partnered with Acclaim to provide certificants with a digital version of the CRSP certification. Backed by Pearson, the world’s leading learning company, Acclaim is a badging platform that provides a web-enabled version of the CRSP certification that can be shared online and a trusted method for real-time credential verification. 

Digital badges will launch this Thursday, October 6, 2015 with a selected 600 CRSP certificants and will be available to all certificants by the end of the year.

The CRSP certification, established in 1976 as a standard of achievement for occupational health and safety professionals, has been earned by more than 5,000 individuals since inception. For more information on badges, visit Acclaim at: For more information on the CRSP certification, visit

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 organisation established in 1976. The BCRSP sets the standard for the certification of occupational health and safety professionals in Canada to create the healthiest and safest workplaces in the world. Professionalism, high standards, continuous learning, and an established Code of Ethics drive the BCRSP. 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.