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Recertification Guide

The Recertification Guide covers the requirements and processes for maintaining the COSS® and COSM credentials beyond the initial three-year period.

Requirements Summary

The Recertification Summary provides a quick resource for understanding recertification points and activities.

Activity Log

The Recertification Activity Log can be used for tracking your completed activities.


Recertification will be accepted during the last four months of your three-year recertification cycle.

COSS Recertification Payment Submission

COSM Recertification Payment Submission


You can extend your expiration date by an additional year for the purpose of earning the required recertification points. Extension requests must be received by March 31 of the following year after your expiration date. The fee for an extension is $75. By extending your expiration date, you will shorten your Recertification cycle to two years (instead of three). Consecutive extensions are not allowed. The recertification point requirement must be met during both cycles.

COSS Extension Request Form

COSM Extension Request Form

Emeritus Status

Certificate holders who are over 65 years of age and have retired from the safety and health profession may apply for emeritus status. Applications must be received by March 31 of the following year after your expiration date. There is a one-time fee of $149. A copy of your driver’s license and signed letter from your previous employer on company letterhead with date of retirement must be submitted at the time of applying.

COSS Emeritus Status Application

COSM Emeritus Status Application