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Master Safety Professional (MSP)

By: Safeopedia Staff

What Does Master Safety Professional (MSP) Mean?

A Master Safety Professional® (MSP®) is a safety certification offered by the National Association of Safety Professionals (NASP) in the United States.

Those who seek the MSP credential are individuals with high-level specialist and strategic skills. They are likely to be involved in the development and implementation of a comprehensive facility-wide or corporate safety and health program and are influential with senior management and policymakers. Their perspective embraces the broader organizational and social context.

Safeopedia Explains Master Safety Professional (MSP)

The Master Safety Professional (MSP) credential is accredited by the ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB) under ISO/IEC Standard 17024:2012 General Requirements for Bodies Operating Certification of Persons.

To become a Master Safety Professional (MSP), one requires the following:

  • High school diploma, associates degree, or bachelor's degree (depending on eligibility track)
  • Three to seven years of experience in safety duties
  • Qualify for MSP examination
  • Pay renewal fee and fulfill recertification requirements
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