CHSC Designation

CHSC versus CRSP Designation

What is the CHSC designation and how does it differ from the CRSP designation?


The Certified Health and Safety Consultant (CHSC) designation is administered through the CSSE and recognizes and promotes leadership excellence in professional consulting in the area of occupational health and safety. CHSC designation holders have successfully completed additional specialized training on law, ethics, the consulting process, project management, measurement and evaluation, and applied risk communication.

CHSC designation holders are CSSE members who have passed mandatory examinations, hold professional liability protection, and maintain their designation by participating in the Society’s CHSC Maintenance Program to keep them leaders in the field. CHSCs abide by a CHSC Code of Conduct.

To begin the process of earning the designation, the CSSE member must currently be an internal or external health and safety consultant and have a minimum of five years work experience in occupational health and safety and possess minimum prior academic and professional qualifications. Obtain more information about the CHSC here.

The CRSP designation is administered by the Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals (BCRSP). A CRSP applies broad based technical 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 his or her daily activities.

The BCRSP conducts a mandatory CRSP Exam and CRSP holders must also be involved in a mandatory maintenance program. For more information, visit the BCRSP website.

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