The B.Tech programme in Safety and Fire Engineering and M.Tech Degree in Industrial Safety (HSE Management) offered by School of Engineering, Cochin University of Science and Technology has secured recognition by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP), USA as a Transitional Safety Practitioner (TSP) Qualified Equivalent Programme (QEP).
The achievement provides the programme’s graduates to apply with BCSP for the TSP designation. The TSP meets the credential eligibility requirement for the Certified Safety Professional (CSP), the “gold standard” in safety certification, allowing those who hold the designation to waive the Associate Safety Professional (ASP) certification examination and sit for the CSP upon meeting all other requirements. Holding the TSP demonstrates accomplishment and commitment to professional development.
The Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP), headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA is a not-for-profit corporation recognized as a leader in high-quality, accredited credentialing for safety, health, and environmental (SH&E)practitioners. “BCSP establishes standards and certifies competency criteria in professional safety practice”, explains Prof. G Madhu, Head, Division of Safety and Fire Engineering, CUSAT.
“The certified safety professional status has been recognised by countries in America, Europe, Gulf etc. which will boost the promotion prospects of such professionals”, he added.