The National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH) are pleased to announce a new agreement between ourselves and the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP). BCSP sets and certifies technical competency criteria for safety, health and environmental practitioners in the United States.
The memorandum of understanding signed on the 15 December is a reflection of both 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.
Joe Large, International Account Manager at Astutis said:
"This new reciprocal approach between BSCP and NEBOSH further solidifies the qualifications of both organisations, making them portable. It is great for our delegates to know that when they sign up to one of our courses, they will be signing up to an internationally recognised qualification that is valid and recognised in multiple countries. This is especially the case for those working for bigger multi-national corporations or those seeking a career therein."
Teresa Budworth, NEBOSH Chief Executive said "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.”
Further information about both organisations can be found below:
NEBOSH – www.nebosh.org.uk
BCSP - www.bcsp.org/About