The WSO CSM Preperation Course

WSO Certified Safety Manager (WSO CSM) is a safety practitioner who accomplishes the supervision and management work of safety activities at the middle manager’s level. He/she enforces policies and safety programs, supervises training, and occasionally performs functions of a technical nature in the safety field.

He/she is responsible for the coordination of safety programs with all elements of an organization in order to secure the most effective results through and with other people. He/she is responsible for suggesting program or policy changes as they pertain to safety. Under crisis conditions, he/she will develop and implement special programs as the situation requires. He/she must have adequate knowledge and expertise in both management and safety to accomplish his/her mission.

Covered topics:

  • Safety and Loss Control,
  • Risk Management,
  • Occupational Safety and Health,
  • Safety Law and Legislation (applicable country),
  • Professional Ethics, and Management Science.

Course designed for: Safety personnel
Course duration: 2 days classroom.
Course accreditation: WSO Vietnam.
Language requirement: Whilst there is no pre-requisite for this course, IELTS 4-5 is recommended to ensure quality comprehension of the subject matter.
Required # of students/class: 10 people
Fee: $350
Course Instructor:
Binh Pham, M.S, CMIOSH, FIIRSM, WSO-CSI (ML) Learn about Binh Pham

To become WSO CSM

Certification Requirements: An applicant must be

  • a current WSO Affiliate Member, Click here to learn how to become an Affiliate Member
  • be of good moral character,
  • meet application requirements,
  • satisfy the educational and experience criteria,
  • pay the required fee.
  • pass the written exam

All applications for certification shall be on forms prescribed and furnished by the Board. Processing shall conform with procedures prescribed by the Board.

Experience Requirements: An applicant must have at least ten years of professional safety experience, or a combination of education and experience to equal 10 years (see below for education equivalent).

Experience Requirements/Equivalents:

  • A candidate for certification with a Bachelor degree that is equivalent to 01 year of the experience requirements. The degree should be in safety, i.e., physical sciences, engineering, safety management, security, or other curricula acceptable to the WSO Certification Board.
  • A master degree acceptable to the WSO Certification Board may be recognized as equivalent to 02 additional years of professional safety work.
  • A doctorate degree, acceptable to the WSO Certification Board, may be recognized as equivalent to 03 additional years of safety experience.
  • Relevant professional licensing, certification or registration may be recognized by the WSO Certification Board as equivalent for up to 02 years of professional experience.

Note: The above experience equivalents shall be acceptable at the highest level and shall not be cumulative.

Written Examination Requirements: Applicants who meet the application, academic, experience, and general requirements, submit required fees, and are approved by the WSO Certification Board, must take the written or online examination. The applicant will be tested in all of the areas indicated for the respective designations.

The written/online examination for the WSO–Certified Safety Manager covers the following areas:

  • Safety and Loss Control Science,
  • Risk Management,
  • Occupational Safety and Health,
  • Safety Law and Legislation (applicable country),
  • Professional Ethics, and Management Science.

Learn more WSO Examination Info here.

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