Associate Safety Professional Certification Updates

The Associate Safety Professional certification (ASP) exam is the first test of a two-test process of becoming a Certified Safety Professional (CSP). The ASP exam is a five-hour computer-based test with 200 multiple-choice questions designed to measure the academic knowledge expected of the entry-level safety professional.

The ASP Complete Guide is outlined below and can also be accessed here. Be sure to pay attention to the 2015 exam content updates (pages 17 – 22) as knowledge areas have changed.

Domain 1: Mathematics (18%)

  • Chemistry and Industrial Hygiene Calculations
  • Electrical Calculations
  • Radiation Calculations
  • Structural and Mechanical Calculations
  • Engineering Control Calculations
  • Physics Calculations
  • Financial Principles
  • Statistics
  • Performance Metrics and Indicators
  • Domain 2: Safety Management Systems (23%)

  • Risk Management and Hazard Control Process
  • Management Processes
  • Project Management
  • Systems Safety
  • Fleet Safety
  • Safety Programs
  • Domain 3: Ergonomics (13%)

  • Human Factors
  • Measurement and Monitoring
  • Controls
  • Domain 4: Fire Prevention and Protection (11%)

  • Fire and Explosion Hazards
  • Fire Controls
  • Fire and Emergency Management
  • Domain 5: Occupational Health (11%)

  • Biological Hazards and Controls
  • Chemical Hazards and Controls
  • Physical Hazards and Controls
  • Domain 6: Environmental Management (15%)

  • Environmental Hazards
  • Engineering Controls
  • Administrative Controls and Practices
  • Hazardous Waste Storage and Disposal
  • Domain 7: Training, Education, and Communication (9%)

  • Training and Education Methods
  • Communication and Group Dynamics
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