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Maintain Your Credentials

To remain in good standing as a member of OSHA Council you must:

  1. Abide by the OSHA Council Code of Ethics
  2. Obtain and submit the required Continuing Professional Education credits (CPEs)
  3. Submit Membership fee upon receipt of invoice

OSHA Council Code of Ethics 

All safety professionals who are certified by OSHA Council recognize that such certification is a privilege that must be both earned and maintained. In support of this principle, all OSHA Council members are required to commit to fully support the OSHA Council Code of Ethics

Continuing Professional Education Credits (CPEs)

Safety industry is continuously evolving, ensuring continued competence is accomplished by meeting the Continuing Professional Education (CPE) hours required by OSHA Council

Each certification has annual and overall three-year CPE requirements that must be met in order to maintain your certification "in good standing". Even if you satisfy the three-year CPE requirements in the first or second year of your certification cycle, you must still satisfy the annual CPE requirement for the remaining year(s) of your three-year certification cycle

OSHA Council has made it easier than ever for members to obtain their CPE credits by updating online (student member portal) either professional work experience or by perusing continuous education in safety industry or by becoming chapter participate actively in promoting safety awareness either in full time or part time on a regular basis

Membership Fees (MFs)

Payment of Membership Fees (MFs) ensures that the organization has the necessary financial resources to maintain member records, ensures certification continues to meet the needs and requirements of the market, and ensures that the organization will continue to be a functional, dynamic entity far into the future. 

  1. RSAs (registered safety associate)
    RSAs are required to maintain their certificate by maintaining membership with OSHA Council in order to keep their certificate in good standing

  2. RSPs (registered safety professional) 
    RSPs are required to earn and post a minimum of 12 CPE (120-hour) of credits annually (of the 36 CPE (360-hour) credits required in the three-year certification cycle) and pay the maintenance fee once in three-year if CPE requirement is not met.

  3. RSEs (registered safety expert) 
    RSEs are required to earn and post a minimum of 24 CPE (240-hour) of credits annually (of the 72 CPE (720-hour) credits required in the three-year certification cycle) and pay the maintenance fee once in three-year if CPE requirement is not met.

  4. RSCs (registered safety chartered) ¬†are required to earn and post a minimum of 36 CPE (360-hour) of credits annually (of the 108 CPE (1080-hour) credits required in the three-year certification cycle) and pay the maintenance fee once in three-year if CPE requirement is not met.

Regaining membership if certification has been terminated

If your certification is terminated, you will need to retake and pass the examination to become certified again. Any outstanding MF payments will need to be submitted prior to sitting for the exam. Once you have passed the exam, you will need to contact Member Services to reactivate your certification
 
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