After an initial beta exam launch from October 30, 2019 to December 17, 2019, the CSP10 is now officially available for test-takers beginning in quarter one of 2020. We explain all the changes that came with the new edition.

The Board of Certified Safety Professionals® (BCSP®) is now offering the Certified Safety Professional® (CSP10) exam in 2020 outside of the initial beta launch that took place in late 2019.

Every five years, or more often if necessary, the BCSP® revalidates all certification examinations. During the revalidation process, a new blueprint is created that reflects the consensus of the profession as to the key elements a minimally qualified candidate must possess to be deemed competent. In late 2019, the BCSP® updated the CSP® exam with a new content outline and examination blueprint.

Here are the respective outlines for the CSP9 and CSP 10 to showcase the changes:

Outdated CSP9 Examination Blueprint

Domain 1: Advanced Sciences and Math (7.4)
Domain 2: Management Systems (19.5%)
Domain 3: Risk Management (10.3%)
Domain 4: Advanced Safety Concepts (22.9%)
Domain 5: Emergency Preparedness, Fire Prevention, and Security (9.1%)
Domain 6: Occupational Health and Ergonomics (8.0%)
Domain 7: Environmental Management Systems (6.3%)
Domain 8: Training/Education (9.1%)
Domain 9: Law and Ethics (7.4%)

New CSP10 Examination Blueprint

Domain 1: Advanced Sciences and Math (9.95%)
Domain 2: Management Systems (13.34%)
Domain 3: Risk Management (14.49%)
Domain 4: Advanced Application of Key Safety Concepts (14.69%)
Domain 5: Emergency Preparedness, Fire Prevention, and Security (10.59%)
Domain 6: Occupational Health and Ergonomics (12.05%)
Domain 7: Environmental Management Systems (7.38%)
Domain 8: Training/Education (10.18%)
Domain 9: Law and Ethics (7.33%)

CSP9 vs. CSP10 Domain Changes

Overall, a significant amount of the general concepts identified in the current blueprint carried over to the new blueprint. Most of the domains increased in length with the addition of new knowledge and skill statements.

Knowledge statements were moved to other domains.

  • Domains 2 and 5 decreased in length due to a small number of knowledge statements being combined or moved to other domains.

Domain name changes.

  • The name of Domain 4 changed to increase the focus on the “Application of Key Safety Concepts,” rather than strictly knowledge of these concepts.

Skill statements were added.

  • Domains 5, 6, 7, and 8 increased the focus on application, rather than simply knowledge of concepts.
  • Domain 9 added knowledge of workers’ compensation.

The Domain weights (percentages) shifted slightly.

  • Increases in weights were made to Domains 1, 3, 5, 6, 7, and 8
  • Decreases in weights were made for Domains 2 and 4.

How has Pocket Prep Addressed the BCSP® CSP10 Changes?

Pocket Prep has already updated the Certified Safety Professional® (CSP®) exam prep app to reflect the new CSP10 Examination Blueprint. We also added 100 new questions to our prep content for a total of 700 CSP® practice questions!

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