Certified Safety Compliance Specialist (CSCS®)
Certified Safety Compliance Specialist (CSCS) 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 compliance programs, supervises training, and occasionally performs functions of a technical nature in the safety field. He/she is responsible for the coordination of safety programs with all elements of an organization in order to secure the most effective results through and with other people.
He/she is responsible for suggesting program or policy changes as they pertain to safety. Under crisis conditions, he/she will develop and implement special programs as the situation requires. He/she must have adequate knowledge and expertise in both management and safety to accomplish his/her mission.
VSSP is approved by ASSHP that is accredited by the American Certification Service – Global Program (ACS-GP) under ISO/IEC 17024 – Requirements for bodies operating certification of persons.
VSSP sets certification criteria for Certified Safety Compliance Specialist (CSCS®) through the ISO/IEC 17024 standards for personnel certification.
Application Criteria for CSCS®
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.
Will have ten (10) years of safety and health compliance experience where safety is at least 50%, preventative* with his/her safety duties and safety regulation compliance at work.
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 CSCS® examination
Maintain your certification
- pay annual renewal fee and
- meet recertification requirements
Benefits of Certification
As a safety compliance specialist, you have many choices when it comes to your career path. You can make the choice to pursue a safety compliance professional.
Obtaining a CSCS® certification will set you apart from others in your field and will have a measurable impact on your career.
For personal profession
- enhance professional credibility
- provide evidence of professional commitment
- provide a benchmark and validates knowledge, skills and practice
- increase earning potentially
- is an indicator of professionalism
- enhance public image
- offer a higher public assurance of competence
Anyone who holds CSCS® Certification is entitled to use this “CSCS” after their name to show their peers that they have accomplished the criteria and the expectations by VSSP.