CRSP® designation and your OHS career

Brock CampbellOccupational Health and Safety, Occupational Health and Safety Online2 Comments

CRSP® designation

Why pursue a Canadian Registered Safety Professionals (CRSP®) designation?

The CRSP® designation “is considered a benchmark in the [Occupational Health & Safety] profession and the designation of choice for Canadian OHS professionals,” states the Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals.

With the CRSP® designation you may raise your career potential in the field of occupational health and safety by earning the nationally recognized industry standard for OHS practitioners, officers, inspectors, and more.

Moreover, the Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals suggests that “Many employers prefer or require applicants for OHS positions to hold the CRSP® designation…” and suggest that CRSPs are typically “sought for their expertise” and have the “best opportunities for career advancement.”

CRSP® education requirements

Earning an OHS certification or diploma in Canada meets the minimum education requirements to qualify you for the CRSP® designation. Therefore, whether you are choosing Occupational Health & Safety as a career path, or are looking to advance your career in OHS, an OHS certificate provides you the initial qualifications to gain an upper-hand in the labour market.

In addition, with so many sectors focused on achieving workplace safety,  such as administration, government, manufacturing, forestry, natural resource development and construction sectors, an OHS certificate is your first step towards professional growth in your chosen field.

UNBC Continuing Studies’ online OH&S Practitioner Certificate provides the workplace training and management skills relevant to all industries. With immediate access to your occupational health and safety courses, you can earn these relevant skills with online training done at your own pace and time – without delay between modules.

To find out more about the CRSP® designation and certificate requirements, visit Also, visit for other online learning options available from UNBC Continuing Studies.

What is the BCRSP?

The Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals was established in 1976. It serves to protect the public through the certification of qualified occupational health and safety (OHS) professionals.

2 Comments on “CRSP® designation and your OHS career”

  1. is this a course i can take then go write my crsp? will the crsp accept this course?? I’m looking into the ohs from newbrunswick (UNB) and the cost is $6500 for 11 modules


    1. Hi Craig,

      There are forthcoming changes that will be impacting CRSP designations that you should be aware of before applying for your CRSP designation. Please follow this link to learn more about those designations Read carefully the article “The CRSP Eligibility Criteria is Changing”. Also, we advise you to contact the BCRSP about all questions concerning the changes. Email them at

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