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Certified Occupational Safety Auditor (COSA) is a safety practitioner who specializes in a specific area in the safety auditing at workplace. The auditing expertise must be in a definite area such as fire safety, transportation safety, hazardous materials, product safety, health care safety, electrical safety, oil well drilling and well servicing, ladder safety etc.

His or her auditing skills and knowledge can help enterprises to determine compliance with local authority and international expectations in relation to risks, potential hazards and controls measures and preparation of emergency response plans.

BCOSPย is accredited by theย American Certification Service โ€“ Global Program (ACS-GP) under ISO/IEC 17024 โ€“ Requirements for bodies operating certification of persons.
BCOSPย sets certification criteria for Certified Occupational Safety Auditor (COSAยฎ) through the ISO/IEC 17024 standards for personnel certification.

Application Criteria for COSAยฎ

haveย  minimum of a bachelorโ€™s degree in any field or a professional qualification in occupational health and safety recognized by international safety organizations or other approved disciplines by the Board.

have seven (10) years of safety experience where safety is at least 50% preventative*, professional level with his/her safety duties.

* Preventative:
Your duties are actively involved with provision of day to day risk assessments and control measures to protect people, and prevent incidents/ accidents at work

Must pass the COSAยฎย examination

Maintain your certification

  • pay annual renewal fee and
  • meet recertification requirements

Benefits of Certification

As a safety specialist, you have many choices when it comes to your career path. You can make the choice to pursue a safety professional.

Obtaining a COSAยฎ certification will set you apart from others in your field and will have a measurable impact on your career.

For personal professionย 

  • enhance professional credibility
  • provide evidence of professional commitment
  • provide a benchmark and validates knowledge, skills and practice
  • increase earning potentially

For employersย 

  • is an indicator of professionalism
  • enhance public image
  • offer a higher public assurance of competence

Anyone who holds COSAยฎ Certification is entitled to use this โ€œCOSAโ€ after their name to show their peers that they have accomplished the criteria and the expectations by BCOSP.

COSAยฎย is recognized as the World-Class certification for occupational safety auditors set byย World Safety Community (WSC)