The Registered Safety Officer® (RSO) is knowledgeable of the fundamentals of occupational health and safety. The RSO is generally responsible for the day-to-day activities of managing a company’s heath and safety program (this is an entry-level certification)


Topics covered on the examination:


Safety Terminology

Management’s Responsibilities

Hazard Recognition and Control Measures

Fire and Life Safety

Electrical Safety

Office and Fleet Safety

Compressed Gas Cylinders

Hazardous Materials / Waste

Safety Training


Safety Inspections

Accident Investigations

Documenting Safety

Registered Safety Officer® certification examination consist of 100 multiple-choice questions, passing score 80%

Prerequisite: OSHA 30-hour (Construction or General Industry) or NEBOSH International General Certificate or Completion of a Safety Officer approved program.

Maintenance of the RSO certification requires 16 continuing education units every two years and nominal fee.