The Registered Safety Professional® (RSP) provides recommendations and actions for the prevention of accidents and/or incidents, which may cause injury or illness to people, damage to property, or destruction to a community (environmental). They employ various analytical methods to identify physical and health hazards. Then recommend and / or implement appropriate control measures (engineer, administrative, work practice, and / or personal protective equipment) to eliminate or mitigate the hazard.


In addition to having a working knowledge of the fundamentals and application of occupational health and safety, a Registered Safety Professional® must be knowledgeable of science (physical, chemical, biological and behavioral), mathematics, business management, insurance, and performance of specially operation, such as construction, manufacturing, healthcare, etc.


Examination consist of two sections:

FUNDAMENTALS - Two-hundred multiple-choice questions


Domain 1: Safety & Health Management (128 questions)

Identifying applicable laws & regulations

Evaluate workplace for hazards & assess risk

Demonstrate compliance – written programs

Design and implement safety management systems


Domain 2: Environmental Management (50 questions)

Identifying applicable laws & regulations

Evaluate workplace for hazards & assess risk

Development of written programs

Design and implement environmental management systems


Domain 3: Administrative Management (32 questions)

Determine effectiveness of management systems

Maintain recordkeeping system

Establish working relationships with stakeholders

Apply sound business practices and economic principles, such as cost benefit analysis


APPLICATION - Ten multiple choice questions:

Given four (4) actual case studies: case studies will be from: Construction, Amusement, Manufacturing and Environmental

The Registered Safety Professional® certification examination consist of 210 multiple-choice questions, passing score is 80%.

Prerequisite: RSM or equivalent; Bachelor degree in any field or Associate degree in health and safety, plus five years experience in the health and safety flied.

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