What Is a Graduate Safety Practitioner Designation?

The Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) currently offers eight designations, including Graduate Safety Practitioner.

First founded in 1969, the BCSP is a certifying agency focused on credentialing professionals promoting safety and hazard control in the workplace. BCSP certifications are meant to show workers’ competency in controlling occupational safety hazards, implementing preventative measures, and addressing workplace accidents. The GSP designation is a entry-level credential for educated graduates to move closer to the Certified Safety Professional (CSP) title. GSPs are recognized for completing a Qualified Academic Program (QAP), but aren’t yet certified. Graduate Safety Practitioners must sit for and pass the CSP comprehensive practice exam within 10 years.