The Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) was organized as a peer
certification board with the purpose of certifying practitioners in the
safety profession. The specific functions of the Board, as outlined in its
Charter, are to evaluate the academic and professional experience
qualifications of safety professionals, to administer examinations, and to
issue certificates of qualification to those professionals who meet the
Board's criteria and successfully pass its examinations. BCSP holds national
The System Safety Society has been a sponsor of the Board of Certified Safety Professionals since 1977. The System Safety Society nominates safety professionals to serve as a Director of BCSP. As a sponsoring organization, the System Safety Society endorses the process used to evaluate basic professional safety competency. Mr. Richard Stephans, Consultant, and Mr. Larry Jones, Dynetics, serve as Directors for the System Safety Society.