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Recognized Safety Professional (RSP)

Definition - What does Recognized Safety Professional (RSP) mean?

Recognized safety professional is the title awarded by The International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM) to safety professionals who are able to produce evidence of ongoing training and professional exposure. Credits are allocated for Continuing Professional Development (CPD), and recognized safety professionals are required to attain 30 training credits over a 3 year period. Credits should be spread across three categories: Skills maintenance, new skills and transferable management skills. A minimum of 5 points per category is required.

Safeopedia explains Recognized Safety Professional (RSP)

The IIRSM is a professional body in the field of health and safety management. It is recognized in 70 countries. Thus IIRSM recognition equips recognized safety professionals with a designation that is internationally recognized and provides evidence that the recognized professional has continued to update the necessary skills required in his or her field. Members have access to training discounts as well as a number of resources including a legal helpline and an HR helpline. An IIRSM designation is internationally regarded as evidence that a practitioner is both competent and able to perform tasks to a high standard of ethics.

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