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Safety Degree from Grand Valley State University Becomes GSP Qualifying Academic Program

October 18, 2017

We are very excited to share the following news about the OSHM program at GVSU:

Grand Rapids, Michigan, October 2017 – Grand Valley State University’s Bachelor in Occupational Safety and Health Management has been reviewed by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) and approved as a Graduate Safety Practitioner® (GSP®) Qualifying Academic Program (QAP), providing the program’s graduates the option to apply with BCSP for the GSP designation after graduation.

The GSP meets the credential requirement for the Certified Safety Professional® (CSP®), the “gold standard” in safety certification, allowing those who hold the designation to waive the Associate Safety Practitioner® (ASP®) certification examination. It demonstrates accomplishment and commitment to professional development. 

“We welcome Grand Valley’s exceptional safety program and those who graduate from it,” says the CEO of BCSP, Dr. Treasa Turnbeaugh, CSP, ASP, CET, CAE. “Those who graduate from GSP Qualifying Academic Programs have a strong foundation of knowledge that deserves recognition, and BCSP looks forward to supporting them in the development of their careers.”

A Qualified Academic Program (QAP) is a degree program in safety, health and environmental practices that has been reviewed by BCSP for substantial match to the ASP Exam Blueprint. Grand Valley State University’s Bachelor in Occupational Safety and Health Management review covered the course’s content beginning August 1, 2014; any person having graduated after that time may apply for the GSP.

More information on Grand Valley State University’s Bachelor in Occupational Safety and Health Management can be found at www.gvsu.edu and details on the GSP are available at bcsp.org/gsp.

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