National Credential
Credential: Certified Environmental, Safety & Health Trainer (CET)  ANSI resource
Credentialing Agency: Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP)

The Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP), Certified Environmental, Safety & Health Trainer (CET) is a certification held by those with experience and expertise in developing, designing, and delivering safety, health and environmental (SH&E) training. The CET measures an individual's knowledge of the theory and practice of basic adult education and confirms knowledge and experience in the SH&E specialty area(s) in which they teach. To qualify for the CET, candidates must hold a BCSP-approved SH&E credential and meet experiential requirements pertaining to teaching or training SH&E. Candidates are also required to pass the CET exam.

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

Renewal Period: 5 years

Certified Environmental, Safety & Health Trainer (CET)

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 5W Jumpmaster ASI some          
Enlisted 68M Nutrition Care Specialist MOS other          
Enlisted 68S Preventive Medicine Specialist MOS other          
Enlisted 6Q Additional Duty Safety NCO ASI other          
Enlisted N4 Health Physics Specialist ASI some          

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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.

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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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Certified Environmental, Safety & Health Trainer (CET)

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: 135 hours
  • Education
  • 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

Certified Environmental, Safety & Health Trainer (CET)

Candidates for the CET must hold a current BCSP qualified credential. For a list of eligible credentials see the BCSP Guide to Safety Certification.

Candidate must have completed 135 hours of training or teaching in safety, health, and environment-related areas. See the CET page for additional information.

The Certified Environmental, Safety & Health Trainer (CET) credential has the following other requirements:

  • Candidates must disclose any criminal convictions, disciplinary actions, and denial or revocation of certifications, licenses and professional registrations taken against the applicant by the issuing certification board or agency. For more information see the BCSP criminal conviction policy.

Certified Environmental, Safety & Health Trainer (CET)

  • Domain 1: Communication and Interpersonal Skills (19%)
  • Domain 2: Training Needs Assessment (8%)
  • Domain 3: Training Course Design and Development (15%)
  • Domain 4: Performance Evaluation (8%)
  • Domain 5:Course Administration and Management (18%)
  • Domain 6: Training Implementation (16%)
  • Domain 7: Program Evaluation (16%)

There are a number of resources available to help you prepare for the Certified Environmental, Safety & Health Trainer (CET) 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.

Certified Environmental, Safety & Health Trainer (CET)

Renewal Period: 5 years

The Certified Environmental, Safety & Health Trainer (CET) credential has the following recertification information:

  • To retain the CET certification, individuals must pay an annual renewal fee, participate in the recertification program and report activities every five (5) years. The requirements are earning 20 Recertification points with a minimum of 2.8 points in teaching, developing, and/or attending courses on instructional techniques.