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Certified Safety Director (CSD)

What Does Certified Safety Director (CSD) Mean?

A Certified Safety Director® (CSD®) is a safety certification offered by the National Association of Safety Professionals (NASP) in the United States.

Those who seek the CSD credential are individuals involved in problem solving and application of strategy; their advice is based on conceptual and technical knowledge mediated by training and experience, analysis of evidence, and critical thought. They understand how to use and access the evidence base and value professional collaboration. They are capable of working with minimal supervision and usually give direction to others.

Safeopedia Explains Certified Safety Director (CSD)

The Certified Safety Director (CSD) 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 Certified Safety Director (CSD), one requires the following:

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

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