𝘊𝘦𝘳𝘵𝘪𝘧𝘪𝘦𝘥 𝘖𝘤𝘤𝘶𝘱𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘢𝘭 𝘚𝘢𝘧𝘦𝘵𝘺 𝘔𝘢𝘯𝘢𝘨𝘦𝘳 (𝘊𝘖𝘚𝘔®)

is a safety practitioner who accomplishes the supervision and management work of safety activities at the middle manager’s level.
He/she enforces policies and safety procedures and programs, supervises and conducts training for employees and contractors.

He/she also has level safety duties covering workplace assessments to determine risks, potential hazards and controls measures and preparation of emergency response plans.

Application Criteria for COSM®

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

BWCSP sets certification criteria for Certified Occupational Safety Manager (COSM®) 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 COSM® 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 (COSM®) holder will show his or her safety management expertise and also show their commitment to high qualification standard for the subject they work on.

COSM® has its privileges

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

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

Value of COSM® 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 COSM® Certification is entitled to use this “COSM” after their name to show their peers that they have accomplished the criteria and the expectations by BWCSP.

COSM® Examination

There are two options for the COSM 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: 200

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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