Waldorf's Degrees Become Qualifying Academic Program Through Board of Certified Safety Professionals

Press Release from Waldorf College

FOREST CITY, Iowa, Aug. 29, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Waldorf University's Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Applied Science in occupational safety have been reviewed by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) and approved as Graduate Safety Practitioner® (GSP®) Qualifying Academic Programs (QAP). With this recognition, graduates of the degree programs will have the option to apply 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 Waldorf University's exceptional safety programs and those who graduate from it," said the CEO of BCSP, Dr. Treasa Turnbeaugh, CSP, ASP, CET, CAE. "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 QAP is a degree program in safety, health and environmental practices that has been reviewed by the BCSP and demonstrates a substantial match to the ASP exam blueprint. Any person having graduated from Waldorf University's Bachelor of Arts in occupational safety may apply for the GSP within one year of their graduation.

More information on Waldorf University's Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Applied Science in occupational safety can be found at and details on the GSP are available at

About Waldorf University
Based in Forest City, Iowa, Waldorf University is a liberal arts institution that delivers engaging learning experiences through innovative residential and online instruction while providing students associate, bachelor's and master's degrees and certificates in organizational leadership, criminal justice, fire science, theater, education, biology and more. Visit to learn more.

About BCSP
BCSP is recognized as a leader in high-quality credentialing for safety, health, and environmental practitioners (SH&E). BCSP establishes standards for and verifies competency in professional safety practice and evaluates certificants for compliance with recertification requirements. All certifications are accredited or in the process of becoming accredited. BCSP maintains the highest accreditations for its certifications, proving their value through independent, third-party evaluations. Since 1969, over 59,000 individuals have achieved the CSP, SMS, ASP, OHST, CHST, STS, STSC or CET credential. BCSP is a not-for-profit corporation with headquarters in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.

SOURCE Waldorf University

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