MSP Beta Certification Exam
We invite you to be one of the first 100 individuals to sit for our MSP beta exam! The beta exam will include new and revised exam questions to gather performance statistics for new examination forms. The exams will include 25 additional questions that will not affect your score. Thirty minutes of additional testing time is included to account for these questions. Here’s a quick snapshot of the differences between the traditional and beta MSP exams:
|Traditional MSP||Beta MSP|
|# of Questions||150||175|
|Time to Complete Exam||3 Hours||3.5 Hours|
|Testing Options||• Kryterion Testing Site (U.S & Canada)
• Online Proctored Exam (OLP)
|• Kryterion Testing Site (U.S and Canada)
• Online Proctored Exam (OLP)
|# of Attempts||2||1|
Once the beta exam testing window has closed and the results have been compiled, the statistical performance of each question will be analyzed to determine if the item should be included in the new version of the exam. Due to the additional time necessary to complete this analysis, candidates will experience a delay in receiving their examination results. Individuals who pass the exam will receive their certification just as those who have taken the traditional exam.
*Please note the final date the results will be released is to be determined.
To receive eligibility to take the MSP Beta exam or Standard MSP examination, applicants must meet one of the tracks to include education, credentials, and experience, as indicated on the MSP Eligibility Track below:
NASP/IASP, Inc. Certification Program
MSP Eligibility Track
You Must Meet One of the Tracks to Include Education and Professional Safety Experience.
You Must Hold One Qualified Credential.
50% of Your Current Role Must Be in Safety.
Are you interested in sitting for the MSP beta exam, but you are missing a qualified credential? Scroll down to the Qualifying Credentials header to learn more.
MSP beta exam applications must be submitted and approved for eligibility. Upon approval, the exam must be scheduled during the testing window of
November 1, 2023, through January 31, 2024.
During the application process, you must select your option for taking the exam through the Certification Board’s testing contractor Kryterion.
You have the option to take the online exam via Online Proctoring (OLP). Kryterion strongly recommends use of a non-work related or personal computer for online proctored (OLP) exams. Click here for Kryterion OLP instructions.
Another option is to take the exam at one of the numerous testing sites available to you (U.S. and Canada only). Click here to find the nearest Kryterion testing center to you. Click here for Kryterion testing site instructions.
After completing the application, applicants will receive official notification from the NASP Certification Board via email within 7-10 business days. The notification will include instructions on eligibility status. Upon being approved to take the exam, Candidates will receive notification from the NASP Certification Board via email, with exam purchase options.
*Upon exam purchase, Candidates will receive a NTS (Notice to Schedule) email from the Certification Board with instructions on how to schedule the exam.
READY TO APPLY?
Create an account to begin your application in the NASP Student Portal if you do not already have an LMS account.
For A Complete Guide to Certification, click here.
About the Master Safety Professional (MSP)
An MSP is an individual 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.
Earning the MSP certification requires individuals to meet specified eligibility requirements, pass a rigorous exam, meet the recertification requirements, and uphold the Certificant’s Code of Ethics and Professional Standards Agreement, Candidate’s Non-Disclosure and Confidentiality Agreement, and Criminal Conviction and Unethical Behavior Agreement as set forth by the NASP/IASP, Inc. Certification Board.
Accreditation and Recognition
The Master Safety Professional (MSP)® credential is accredited by the ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB). This certification is accredited under the ISO/IEC 17024:2012 standard for personnel certification programs.
To maintain the professional competence of workplace safety professionals beyond their initial Certification, a recertification process is necessary. MSP Certificants must continue to demonstrate competency to maintain their Certification.
Certificants must show evidence of competence through professional development, activities, and successful completion of the appropriate courses through obtaining Continuing Educational Units (CEUs).
Master Safety Professional (MSP) Beta Exam Fees
- Application Fee $75
- Beta Exam Fee (Includes 1 Exam Attempt) $195
- Recertification Fee (every 3 years) $250
- For a comprehensive Master Safety Professional (MSP) Beta Exam pricing list, click here.
Exam Prep (Study Guides)
The Master Safety Professional (MSP) Prep Course addresses the knowledge, skills, and abilities found in NASP’s MSP Certification examination blueprints. This program is comprised of 21 major topics identified as vital by industry professionals and our Certification Board.
This course is designed to prepare the learner for the successful completion of the MSP exam while simultaneously teaching the essentials necessary for the health and safety professionals of today. This course provides a learning experience that includes a downloadable PDF, interactive and informative training modules, 10 practice questions per module, a 105-question preparatory final exam, and more!
***NASP/IASP, Inc. offers the Master Safety Professional (MSP) Preparation Course as an option to prepare for the MSP Certification. The Master Safety Professional (MSP) Prep Course is an optional course and is not a requirement to sit for the MSP Exam. A Prep Course is not intended to guarantee that a candidate will pass the MSP exam or become certified.
Course Cost: $595
The MSP Prep Course is available immediately for purchase through the NASP Student Portal. Click here to log in or create an account if you don’t have one.
Qualifying Credential Options from NASP
The following two courses offered by NASP are options that you may take to meet the qualifying credential portion of the MSP eligibility track. You may also seek non-NASP qualifying credentials from their respective organizations. The MSP Eligibility Track provides a list of all Qualified Credentials.
* To receive eligibility to take the MSP Beta exam or Standard MSP examination, applicants must meet one of the tracks to include education, a qualified credential, and experience, as indicated on the MSP Eligibility Track
Safety Professional Certificate (SPC)
An SPC is an individual 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.
Safety Director Certificate (SDC)
An SDC is 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.