University of Fredericton maps out pathway to meet new BCRSP educational requirements

The recent announcement by the Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals (BCRSP) that new, elevated educational requirements will be enacted in 2018 has prompted action from the University of Fredericton (UFred). UFred has forged a new BCRSP Pathway that is now available among its programs to enable students to continue to pursue their Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) designation.

UFred students who wish to obtain the necessary educational prerequisites for eligibility for the CRSP designation will now be able to combine credits obtained through the Certificate in Health, Safety and Environmental Processes (CHSEP) and the Diploma in Safety, Health and Environmental Management (SHEM). In development are several new modules and courses, including ones specific to fire safety, leadership and communications, allowing the combined programs to reach the 900 hours of required study for the exam.

Current students in the programs will be alerted of new developments as they unfold, and new students will benefit from being able to select a “BCRSP Pathway” from the outset of their UFred education, effective immediately. Completion of both programs can be accomplished in as little as two and a half years through an accelerated learning format, and both programs are delivered fully-online.

UFred is pleased to offer this new pathway for OHS students looking to formalize their credentials through the BCRSP. For more information, prospective students are encouraged to contact the UFred Recruitment Team at