𝘊𝘦𝘳𝘵𝘪𝘧𝘪𝘦𝘥 𝘖𝘤𝘤𝘶𝘱𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘢𝘭 𝘚𝘢𝘧𝘦𝘵𝘺 𝘗𝘳𝘰𝘧𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘢𝘭 (𝘊𝘖𝘚𝘗®)

is a safety practitioner responsible for the safety and health of people. This individual will utilize knowledge, skills, training and expertise learned from various educational sources plus competencies acquired from actual work and field experiences to prevent potential losses.
This position also has duties including hazard identification, risk evaluation and control measures, regulatory compliance, health risk assessment, hazardous materials management, incident investigations, emergency response and fire protection

Application Criteria for COSP®

Candidates must fulfill all criteria set by the Board for this certification

BWCSP sets certification criteria for Certified Occupational Safety Professional (COSP®) through the ISO/IEC 17024 standards for personnel certification.

Education Requirements

have  minimum of a bachelor’s degree in any field or a professional qualification in occupational health and safety recognized by international safety organizations or other approved disciplines by the Board.

Work Experience Requirements

have ten (10) years of safety experience where safety is at least 50% preventative*, professional level with his/her safety duties.

* Preventative:
Your duties are actively involved with provision of day to day risk assessments and control measures to protect people, and prevent incidents/ accidents at work


Must pass the COSP® examination

Certification Maintenance Requirements

  • pay annual renewal fee and
  • meet recertification requirements

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Benefits of Certification

There is no doubt that any (COSP®) holder will show his or her safety expertise and also show their commitment to high qualification standard for the subject they work on.

COSP® has its privileges

As a safety professional, you have many choices when it comes to your career path. You can make the choice to pursue a safety professional.

Obtaining a COSP® certification will set you apart from others in your field and will have a measurable impact on your career.

Value of COSP® certification

For personal profession 

  • enhance professional credibility
  • provide evidence of professional commitment
  • provide a benchmark and validates knowledge, skills and practice
  • increase earning potentially

For employers 

  • is an indicator of professionalism
  • enhance public image
  • offer a higher public assurance of competence

Professional designation

Anyone who holds COSP® Certification is entitled to use this “COSP” after their name to show their peers that they have accomplished the criteria and the expectations by BWCSP.

COSP® Examination

There are two options for the COSP examination: Proctored Online Exam and Open Book Exam.

Proctored Online Exam

  • Computer based exam at our authorized centers Worldwide
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Multiple choice questions: 250

Open Book Exam

  • You can do the exam at home or workplace in our system
  • Duration: 24 hours
  • Written questions: 30

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