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. *Late recertification will be accepted until March 31, 2019 for an additional fee.
Additional information about recertification is available in the Recertification Guide.
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:
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.
Recertification is now open! Recertification will be accepted until December 31, 2018! The recertification fee is $149.
For students who allow their designation to expire, we will be opening a re-instatement period between January 1 and March 31, 2019. The re-instatement fee totals $199 ($149 + $50 late fee).