Application Requirements: 
  • Candidate must 
    • be a current Affiliate Member of the WSO, 
    • be of good moral character, 
    • meet application requirements, 
    • satisfy the educational and experience criteria, 
    • pay the required fee and pass the required evaluation. 
  • All applications for certification shall be on forms prescribed and furnished by the Board. Processing shall conform with procedures prescribed by the Board.
  • Candidate, seeking certification as a Certified Safety Instructor (any level) must have at least five years of verifiable experience in the field of Occupational Safety and Health, Environmental Safety and Health, or specialized allied area, i.e.: Nuclear Safety, Emergency Response, Aviation Safety, Vehicular/Fleet Safety, Ergonomics, Industrial Hygiene, Emergency Management, Maritime Safety, Hazardous Materials Management, Industrial Safety, Chemical Safety, Process Safety Management, Systems Safety, Product Safety, Construction Safety, etc.
  • All levels require classroom instruction, passing (a score of 75% or better) of a written examination similar to those currently in use for professional certification and demonstrated proficiency in an approved Project Presentation (for first two levels this may be a video presentation that is sent in for evaluation).
  • The Master Level requires a graded program proposal, acceptance and development, coupled with a performance presentation at an annual WSO Conference. An overall score of 80% from the review panel is required for certification.