Forest City, Iowa, July 3, 2018 — Waldorf University's Bachelor of Arts, Occupational Safety has been reviewed by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) and approved as a Graduate Safety Practitioner® (GSP®) Qualifying Academic Program (QAP), providing the program's graduates the option to apply with BCSP for the GSP designation after graduation.

The GSP meets the credential requirement for the Certified Safety Professional® (CSP®), the "gold standard" in safety certification, allowing those who hold the designation to waive the Associate Safety Professional® (ASP®) certification examination. It demonstrates accomplishment and commitment to professional development.

"We welcome Waldorf University's exceptional safety program and those who graduate from it," says the CEO of BCSP, Dr. Treasa Turnbeaugh, CSP, ASP, CET, CAE. "Those who graduate from GSP Qualified Academic Programs have a strong foundation of knowledge that deserves recognition, and BCSP looks forward to supporting them in the development of their careers."

A Qualified Academic Program (QAP) is a degree program in safety, health, and environmental practices that has been reviewed by BCSP and demonstrates a substantial match to the ASP exam blueprint. Any person having graduated from Waldorf University's Bachelor of Arts, Occupational Safety may apply for the GSP within one year of their graduation.

More information on Waldorf University's Bachelor of Arts, Occupational Safety can be found at www.waldorf.edu and details on the GSP are available at bcsp.org/gsp.