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The University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Master of Engineering in Advanced Safety Engineering and Management has been reviewed by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) and approved as a Graduate Safety Practitioner® (GSP®) Qualified Academic Program (QAP), providing the program’s graduates the opportunity 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 Professional® (ASP®) certification examination. It demonstrates accomplishment and commitment to professional development.

“We welcome the University of Alabama, Birmingham’s exceptional safety program, and those who graduate from it,” says the CEO of BCSP, Christy Uden, CAE, IOM. “Those who graduate from GSP Qualified 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 GSP QAP is a degree program in safety, health, and environmental (SH&E) practice that has been reviewed by BCSP and demonstrates a substantial match to the ASP exam blueprint. Any person having graduated from the University of Alabama, Birmingham with a Master of Engineering in Advanced Safety Engineering and Management may apply for the GSP designation within their program’s applicable dates as it appears on the QAP list.

More information on UAB’s Master of Engineering in Advanced Safety Engineering and Management can be found at www.uab.edu/engineering/asem, and details on the GSP are available at bcsp.org/gsp.



The Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP), headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, is a not-for-profit corporation recognized as a leader in high-quality, accredited credentialing for safety, health, and environmental (SH&E) practitioners. BCSP establishes standards and certifies competency criteria in professional safety practice. Since 1969, over 100,000 BCSP credentials have been achieved.

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