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NEBOSH and BCSP agreement provides more opportunities around the world

05 January 2016

The National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH) has announced a new agreement with the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP).

BCSP sets and certifies technical competency criteria for safety, health and environmental practitioners in the United States.

NEBOSH says the memorandum of understanding, signed on 15 December, is a reflection of the organisations’ shared mission to preserve and improve health and safety in workplaces worldwide.

As a result of the agreement individuals who have earned either the NEBOSH National and/or International Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety and meet the eligibility requirements of BCSP, can sit the examination to become a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) without taking the BCSP Associate Safety Professional Examination.

Likewise, a CSP may achieve the National or International Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety without taking the related NEBOSH course, if they sit and pass the assessments.

Speaking after the signing Teresa Budworth, NEBOSH chief executive said: “As an organisation, we are always looking for ways to help our students take advantage of their NEBOSH qualifications, wherever they want to work in the world. For NEBOSH qualification holders wishing to work in the US or countries which adopt American standards, this is excellent news, because the dual certification of BCSP and NEBOSH will make them very attractive to employers.”

Dr Treasa Turnbeaugh, CSP, ASP, CET, the CEO of BCSP added: “This agreement is important as it provides more international opportunities for safety, health, and environmental certification. By providing skilled and knowledgeable safety professionals a method to enhance their careers, we advance the profession and that protects workplaces and the public.”