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Recertification

What is Recertification?

You are required to renew your Certified Occupational Safety Specialist (COSS®) and Certificate for Occupational Managers (COSM) credential every three years. You should apply for recertification by December 31 of the third full year of your recertification cycle.

Additional information about recertification is available in the Recertification Guide.

Earning Recertification Points

Recertification points are easier than ever for you to earn! You may choose from 10 categories (outlined on the Recertification Summary), including continuing education, conference attendance, job experience, and many more, in the areas of safety and health to earn these points. Point requirements are as follows:

    COSS® Requirement = 15 points
    COSM Requirement = 20 points
    *Minimum of 5 points must come from qualifying Continuing Education/Professional Development Safety and Health training.

You are responsible for maintaining a record of completed activities, compiling your supporting documentation, and reporting these activities at the end of your recertification cycle. Supporting documentation is only required if you are audited.

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

Applying for Recertification

Recertification is now open! Recertification will be accepted until December 31, 2018!

To recertify, follow these steps:

  1. Complete the payment portion of the application process by completing the Recertification Payment Submission Form below. The recertification fee is $149.
  2. Submit points earned during your recertification cycle by filling out the Recertification Application. This application will be forwarded to you via e-mail after your payment is finalized.


Click here to pay for your COSS Recertification



Click here to pay for your COSS Recertification