National Credential
Credential: Associate Safety Professional (ASP)  In-Demand resource  ANSI resource
Credentialing Agency: Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP)

The Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP), Associate Safety Professional certification (ASP) validates an individual's knowledge and experience in the safety profession. ASP certifies an individual's ability to perform at least 50% of professional-level safety duties in safety, health, environment and ergonomics. Safety professionals are required to make worksite assessments to determine risks, potential hazards and controls, evaluate risks and hazard control measures for equipment, systems, facilities and processes, investigate incidents, maintain and evaluate incident and loss records, and prepare emergency response plans. ASP candidates are required to have a minimum of a bachelor's degree in any field or an associate's in safety, health, or the environment, or a closely related field. In addition, candidates must have one year of professional safety experience where safety is at least 50%, preventative, professional level with breadth and depth of safety duties. Candidates must take a written exam.

More information can be found on the certifying agency's website.

Renewal Period: 5 years

Associate Safety Professional (ASP)

The following Army Occupations provide training and/or experience that contributes to attaining this credential:

Personnel Category Occupation Occupation Type Related As Promotion Points Skill Level Star Proponent Funded Gap Analysis
Enlisted 11B Infantryman MOS some  Promotion Points: This certification has been approved for promotion points. Click for more information.        
Enlisted 11C Indirect Fire Infantryman MOS some  Promotion Points: This certification has been approved for promotion points. Click for more information.        
Enlisted 12A Engineer Senior Sergeant MOS some          
Enlisted 12B Combat Engineer MOS other          
Enlisted 12C Bridge Crewmember MOS other          
Enlisted 12D Diver MOS some  Promotion Points: This certification has been approved for promotion points. Click for more information.        
Enlisted 12G Quarrying Specialist (RC) MOS other          
Enlisted 12H Construction Engineering Supervisor MOS other          
Enlisted 12K Plumber MOS other          
Enlisted 12M Firefighter MOS most   III      
Enlisted 12N Horizontal Construction Engineer MOS other          
Enlisted 12Z Combat Engineering Senior Sergeant MOS other          
Enlisted 14E Patriot Fire Control Enhanced Operator/Maintainer MOS some     Star credentialStar    
Enlisted 14H Air Defense (AD) Enhanced Early Warning System Operator MOS other          
Enlisted 14P Air and Missile Defense (AMD) Crewmember MOS most  Promotion Points: This certification has been approved for promotion points. Click for more information. I      
Enlisted 14T Patriot Launching Station Enhanced Operator/Maintainer MOS some          
Enlisted 15B Aircraft Powerplant Repairer MOS other          
Enlisted 15D Aircraft Powertrain Repairer MOS other          
Enlisted 15E Unmanned Aircraft Systems Repairer MOS other          
Enlisted 15F Aircraft Electrician MOS other          
Enlisted 15G Aircraft Structural Repairer MOS other          
Enlisted 15H Aircraft Pneudraulics Repairer MOS other          
Enlisted 15N Avionic Mechanic MOS other          
Enlisted 15P Aviation Operations Specialist MOS other          
Enlisted 15R AH-64 Attack Helicopter Repairer MOS other          
Enlisted 15T UH-60 Helicopter Repairer MOS other          
Enlisted 15U CH-47 Helicopter Repairer MOS other          
Enlisted 15W Unmanned Aircraft Systems Operators MOS other          
Enlisted 15Y AH-64D Armament/Electrical/Avionics Systems Repairer MOS other          
Enlisted 18C Special Forces Engineer Sergeant MOS some          
Enlisted 19D Cavalry Scout MOS some          
Enlisted 19K M1 Armor Crewman MOS some          
Enlisted 19Z Armor Senior Sergeant MOS some          
Enlisted 1D Digital Media Collector (DMC) ASI some          
Enlisted 31B Military Police MOS some  Promotion Points: This certification has been approved for promotion points. Click for more information.        
Enlisted 31D CID Special Agent MOS some          
Enlisted 31E Corrections and Detention Specialist MOS some          
Enlisted 31K Military Working Dog Handler MOS some          
Enlisted 31Z Senior Military Police Sergeant MOS some          
Enlisted 5W Jumpmaster ASI some          
Enlisted 68S Preventive Medicine Specialist MOS some  Promotion Points: This certification has been approved for promotion points. Click for more information.        
Enlisted 6N THAAD Launching Control Station (LCS) Operator ASI other          
Enlisted 6Q Additional Duty Safety NCO ASI some          
Enlisted 74D Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Specialist MOS some  Promotion Points: This certification has been approved for promotion points. Click for more information.        
Enlisted 7A THAAD Fire Control Communications (TFCC)/Radar Operator/Maintainer ASI other          
Enlisted 7D Assignment Oriented Training ASI some          
Enlisted 88H Cargo Specialist MOS some  Promotion Points: This certification has been approved for promotion points. Click for more information.        
Enlisted 88K Watercraft Operator MOS some  Promotion Points: This certification has been approved for promotion points. Click for more information.        
Enlisted 88L Watercraft Engineer MOS some  Promotion Points: This certification has been approved for promotion points. Click for more information.        
Enlisted 88M Motor Transport Operator MOS some  Promotion Points: This certification has been approved for promotion points. Click for more information.        
Enlisted 88N Transportation Management Coordinator MOS some          
Enlisted 88U Railway Operations Crewmember (RC) MOS some  Promotion Points: This certification has been approved for promotion points. Click for more information.        
Enlisted 89A Ammunition Stock Control and Accounting Specialist MOS some          
Enlisted 89B Ammunition Specialist MOS some          
Enlisted 89D Explosive Ordnance Disposal Specialist MOS some  Promotion Points: This certification has been approved for promotion points. Click for more information.        
Enlisted 91A M1 Abrams Tank System Maintainer MOS some  Promotion Points: This certification has been approved for promotion points. Click for more information.        
Enlisted 91B Wheeled Vehicle Repairer MOS some  Promotion Points: This certification has been approved for promotion points. Click for more information.        
Enlisted 91C Utilities Equipment Repairer MOS some  Promotion Points: This certification has been approved for promotion points. Click for more information.        
Enlisted 91D Tactical Power Generation Specialist MOS some  Promotion Points: This certification has been approved for promotion points. Click for more information.        
Enlisted 91E Allied Trades Specialist MOS some  Promotion Points: This certification has been approved for promotion points. Click for more information.        
Enlisted 91F Small Arms/Towed Artillery Repairer MOS some  Promotion Points: This certification has been approved for promotion points. Click for more information.        
Enlisted 91H Tracked Vehicle Repairer MOS some  Promotion Points: This certification has been approved for promotion points. Click for more information.        
Enlisted 91J Quartermaster and Chemical Equipment Repairer MOS some  Promotion Points: This certification has been approved for promotion points. Click for more information.        
Enlisted 91L Construction Equipment Repairer MOS some  Promotion Points: This certification has been approved for promotion points. Click for more information.        
Enlisted 91M Bradley Fighting Vehicle System Maintainer MOS some  Promotion Points: This certification has been approved for promotion points. Click for more information.        
Enlisted 91P Self Propelled Artillery Systems Maintainer MOS other          
Enlisted 91S Stryker Systems Maintainer MOS some  Promotion Points: This certification has been approved for promotion points. Click for more information.        
Enlisted 91X Maintenance Supervisor MOS some          
Enlisted 91Z Senior Maintenance Supervisor MOS some          
Enlisted 92F Petroleum Supply Specialist MOS some          
Enlisted 92L Petroleum Laboratory Specialist MOS some          
Enlisted 92M Mortuary Affairs Specialist MOS some          
Enlisted 92R Parachute Rigger MOS most  Promotion Points: This certification has been approved for promotion points. Click for more information. II      
Enlisted 92W Water Treatment Specialist MOS some          
Enlisted 94A Land Combat Electronic Missile System Repairer MOS other          
Enlisted 94D Air Traffic Control Equipment Repairer MOS some  Promotion Points: This certification has been approved for promotion points. Click for more information.        
Enlisted 94E Radio Equipment Repairer MOS some          
Enlisted 94F Computer/Detection Systems Repairer MOS other          
Enlisted 94H Test, Measurement, and Diagnostic Equipment (TMDE) Maintenance Support Specialist MOS some  Promotion Points: This certification has been approved for promotion points. Click for more information.        
Enlisted 94M Radar Repairer MOS other          
Enlisted 94P Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) Repairer MOS other          
Enlisted 94R Avionic And Survivability Equipment Repairer MOS other          
Enlisted 94S Patriot System Repairer MOS other          
Enlisted 94T Short Range Air Defense System Repairer MOS other          
Enlisted 94Y Automatic Test Systems Operator And Maintainer MOS some  Promotion Points: This certification has been approved for promotion points. Click for more information.        
Enlisted C4 Crane Operator ASI some          
Enlisted Soldier Common Core MOS some          
Enlisted K7 Avenger Master Gunner ASI most          
Enlisted L5 Nuclear/Chemical (N/C) Reconnaissance ASI some          
Enlisted L6 Nuclear/Biological/Chemical (NBC) Reconnaissance ASI some          
Enlisted P7 Digital Forensic Examiner (DFE) ASI some          
Enlisted Q9 Traffic Management and Collision Investigator ASI some          
Enlisted R6 Special Reaction Team (SRT) Member ASI most          
Enlisted T4 Patriot Master Gunner ASI some          
Warrant Officer 120A Construction Engineering Technician WOMOS some        
Warrant Officer 131A Field Artillery Targeting Technician WOMOS some        
Warrant Officer 140A Command And Control Systems Integrator WOMOS some        
Warrant Officer 140K Air and Missile Defense (AMD) Systems Tactician WOMOS some        
Warrant Officer 140L Air and Missile Defense (AMD) Systems Support Technician WOMOS some        
Warrant Officer 150U Unmanned Aircraft Systems Operations Technician WOMOS some        
Warrant Officer 151A Aviation Maintenance Technician (Nonrated) WOMOS some        
Warrant Officer 152B OH-58A/C Scout Pilot (RC) WOMOS some        
Warrant Officer 152C OH-6 Pilot WOMOS some        
Warrant Officer 152D OH-58D Pilot WOMOS some        
Warrant Officer 152E AH-64E Pilot WOMOS some        
Warrant Officer 152F AH-64A Attack Pilot WOMOS some        
Warrant Officer 152H AH-64D Attack Pilot WOMOS some        
Warrant Officer 153A Rotary Wing Aviator (Aircraft Nonspecific) WOMOS some        
Warrant Officer 153B UH-1 Pilot (RC) WOMOS some        
Warrant Officer 153D UH-60 Pilot WOMOS some        
Warrant Officer 153E MH-60 Pilot WOMOS some        
Warrant Officer 153L UH-72A Pilot WOMOS some        
Warrant Officer 153M UH-60M Pilot WOMOS some        
Warrant Officer 154C CH-47D Pilot WOMOS some        
Warrant Officer 154E MH-47 Pilot WOMOS some        
Warrant Officer 154F CH-47F Pilot WOMOS some        
Warrant Officer 155A Fixed Wing Aviator (Aircraft Nonspecific) WOMOS some        
Warrant Officer 155E C-12 Pilot WOMOS some        
Warrant Officer 155F Jet Aircraft Pilot WOMOS some        
Warrant Officer 155G 0-5A/EO-5B/RC-7 Pilot WOMOS some        
Warrant Officer 170B Electronic Warfare Technician WOMOS some        
Warrant Officer 180A Special Forces Warrant Officer WOMOS other        
Warrant Officer 311A CID Special Agent WOMOS other        
Warrant Officer 670A Health Services Maintenance Technician WOMOS some        
Warrant Officer 890A Ammunition Warrant Officer WOMOS some        
Warrant Officer 913A Armament Systems Maintenance Warrant Officer WOMOS some        
Warrant Officer 914A Allied Trades Warrant Officer WOMOS some        
Warrant Officer 915A Automotive Maintenance Warrant Officer WOMOS some        
Warrant Officer 915E Senior Automotive Maintenance Warrant Officer/Senior Ordnance Logistics Warrant Officer WOMOS some        
Warrant Officer 919A Engineer Equipment Maintenance Warrant Officer WOMOS some        
Warrant Officer 921A Airdrop Systems Technician WOMOS most        
Warrant Officer 948B Electronic Systems Maintenance Warrant Officer WOMOS some        

Army Table Legend


Related As

The military occupations shown in this table are related to this credential in one of four ways: Most, Some, or Other.

Most: This credential is directly related to most of the major duties associated with the military occupation (at least 80%). Note that the credential may require additional education, training or experience before you are eligible for it.

Some: This credential is related to some tasks associated with the duties of the military occupation (related 80% to at least one or more critical tasks but less than 80% of all of the entire military occupation). Note that the credential may require additional education, training or experience before you are eligible for it.

Other: This credential is related to this military occupation, but is more advanced or specialized and therefore will likely require additional education, training, or experience.

Promotion Points Promotion Points icon

This credential has been approved for promotion points for this MOS towards promotion to Sergeant and Staff Sergeant. Clicking the Promotion Points icon will open a link to the promotion points fact sheet.

Skill Level Designation

Skill Level I: This skill level consists of all Soldiers in the ranks of Private (pay grade E-1) up to Specialist (pay grade E-4). Time in Service (TIS) is generally between initial entry and four Years of Service (YOS). This skill level is Entry-level positions requiring performance of tasks under direct supervision.

Institutional training:

  • Structured Self-Development (SSD) level I
  • Basic Leader Course (BLC)

Skill Level II: This skill level is obtained when promoted to Sergeant (paygrade E-5). TIS is generally between 4-8 YOS. Positions requiring performance of more difficult tasks under general supervision; and in some instances, involving supervision of Soldiers in SL1.

Institutional training:

  • Structured Self-Development (SSD) level II
  • Advance Leader Course (ALC)

Skill Level III: This skill level is obtained when promoted to Staff Sergeant (paygrade E-6). TIS is generally between 8-12 YOS. Positions requiring performance of still more difficult tasks and involving first line supervision of Soldiers in SL1 & SL2.

Institutional training:

  • Senior Leader Course (SLC)
  • Structured Self-Development (SSD) level III

Skill level IV: This skill level is obtained when promoted to the rank of Sergeant First Class (paygrade E-7). TIS is generally between 12-18 YOS. Positions requiring relatively detailed knowledge of all tasks specified for a given MOS, normally involving first-line supervision of Soldiers in SLs 1, 2, and 3, and involving managerial duties.

Institutional training:

  • Master Leader Course (MLC)
  • Structured Self-Development (SSD) level IV
  • Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education (SEJPME) I Course

Skill level V: This skill level is obtained when promoted to the rank of Master Sergeant (paygrade E-8). TIS is generally between 18-22 YOS. Positions requiring direct and indirect leadership roles with expertise in company and battalion-level operations and competency across a given CMF, serving as members of a staff at every level in the Army, with a full understanding of the allocation of resources and their utilization in order to accomplish Army functions and missions.

Institutional training:

  • United States Army Sergeants Major Academy (USASMA)
  • Structured Self-Development (SSD) level V

Skill level VI: This skill level is obtained when promoted to the rank of Sergeants Major (paygrade E-9). TIS is generally between 22-30 YOS. Positions requiring organizational leadership roles with multi-dimensional expertise in units and teams on division, corps, and Army staffs, integrated with Joint, Interagency, Intergovernmental, and Multinational (JIIM) partners with a full understanding of the Force Generation process, operations at all echelons, and how the Army runs.

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Star credentials are MOS enhancing, as designated by the Proponent. MOS enhancing credentials are directly related to an MOS or ASI, are taught either partially or completely as part of a Program of Instruction (POI), and improve the MOS technical proficiency.

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This icon indicates credentials which Soldiers may have funded through their MOS proponent. Some proponents offer credentialing opportunities in conjunction with military training and/or as part of MOS development beyond the training base.

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Associate Safety Professional (ASP)

Eligibility Requirements ()

Note: This credential may have multiple options for becoming eligible. Listed below are the minimum requirements based on the minimum degree required. To view other options, see the Eligibility tab.

  • Credential Prerequisite
  • Experience: 1 year
  • Education: Associates
  • Training
  • Membership
  • Other
  • Fee

Exam Requirements ()

  • Written Exam
  • Oral Exam
  • Practical Exam
  • Performance Assessment

Renewal Period: 5 years

  • Continuing Education
  • Exam
  • Continuing Education OR Exam
  • Fee
  • Other

Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP)
8645 Guion Road
Indianapolis, IN  46268
Phone: 1-317-593-4800
Fax: 1-317-593-4400
Contact Page

Associate Safety Professional (ASP)

Candidates must have a minimum of a U.S. Bachelor’s degree in any field, or an Associate’s in safety, health, or the environment, or a closely related field.

Candidates must have 1-year of safety experience where safety is at least 50%, preventative, professional level with breadth and depth of safety duties.

The Associate Safety Professional (ASP) credential has the following other requirements:

Associate Safety Professional (ASP)

  • Mathematics (18%)
    • Chemistry and Industrial Hygiene Calculations
    • Electrical Calculations
    • Radiation Calculations
    • Structural and Mechanical Calculations
    • Engineering Control Calculations
    • Physics Calculations
    • Financial Principles
    • Statistics
    • Performance Metrics and Indicators
  • Safety Management Systems (23%)
    • Risk Management and Hazard Control Process
    • Management Processes
    • Project Management
    • Systems Safety
    • Fleet Safety
    • Safety Programs
  • Ergonomics (13%)
    • Human Factors
    • Measurement and Monitoring
    • Controls
  • Fire Prevention and Protection (11%)
    • Fire and Explosion Hazards
    • Fire Controls
    • Fire and Emergency Management
  • Occupational Health (11%)
    • Biological Hazards and Controls
    • Chemical Hazards and Controls
    • Physical Hazards and Controls
  • Environmental Management (15%)
    • Environmental Hazards
    • Engineering Controls
    • Administrative Controls and Practices
    • Hazardous Waste Storage and Disposal
  • Training, Education, and Communication (9%)
    • Training and Education Methods
    • Communication and Group Dynamics

There are a number of resources available to help you prepare for the Associate Safety Professional (ASP) examination:

An additional resource is Safari Books Online, a searchable digital library that provides online access to thousands of books, training videos and conference sessions. See the Educational Resources page here on COOL to learn how to get free access.

Testing for this credential is handled by Pearson VUE. The test centers are located in the U.S. They also have some test centers on military bases.

To find out more, use the following links on the Pearson VUE website:

For more information on the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) testing process, visit the agency website.

Associate Safety Professional (ASP)

Renewal Period: 5 years

The Associate Safety Professional (ASP) credential has the following recertification information:

  • Renewal occurs every five years (one cycle); in this time certified individuals must achieve 25 points. There are eleven categories of activities, each providing points toward meeting that goal. There is no limit to the number of points in some categories, while other categories have annual and/or total point limits.

    Additional information may be found in the BCSP Recertification Guide