Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP)®
A CRSP® is an individual who has met the requirements for registration established by the Governing Board. A CRSP® applies broad based safety knowledge to develop systems that will achieve optimum control over hazards and exposures detrimental to people, equipment, material and the environment. A CRSP® is dedicated to the principles of loss control, accident prevention and environmental protection as demonstrated by their daily activities.
HISTORY OF THE BCRSP
The Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals (formerly the Association for Canadian Registered Safety Professionals) is a public interest, not-for-profit association with a membership dedicated to the principles of health and safety as a profession in Canada.
On February 10, 1976 a newly designated Canadian Corporation was formed for the purpose of certifying qualified safety practitioners as Canadian Registered Safety Professionals (CRSP)®. With the appointment of the first Board of Governors, comprising 9 leading professionals from a cross-section of safety disciplines, the certification of safety professionals became a reality through the new organisation.
The CRSP® certification is now a widely accepted form of recognition by industry and government in Canada. Many employers require the CRSP® certification in order to qualify for a safety position. It also allows the BCRSP to ensure that the highest standards of excellence and professionalism are maintained at all times and by all CRSPs.
In 2005, the BCRSP was granted accreditation to ISO/IEC 17024 by the Standards Council of Canada.
In 2008, the BCRSP was granted certification to ISO 9001 by BSI Management Systems.