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Safety Management Specialist®

Prepare the right way for the SMS exam. This online, self-paced course provides in-depth information on each area of the SMS Blueprint, saves you study time, and will enable you to effectively put safety and health principles to work in your organization. The training features a pre- and post-test, along with 40+ subject areas built to help you succeed in your journey towards certification.

SMS examCORE provides six months of access to leading-edge training modules designed to help you succeed at the BCSP SMS exam. With 20 hours of video training in 40+ subject areas, and learning exercises built to help you retain and remember safety and health fundamentals, you will complete examCORE feeling confident that you are ready for the SMS exam. Need more time to study? We have made it easy to extend your access with three-month packages.

BCSP examCORE training is specifically designed to not only improve the knowledge and skills of the working safety practitioner but also to help you successfully pass the certification examination. examCORE was built by 15 leading-edge subject matter experts (SMEs)* with over 300 years of combined safety, health, and environmental (SH&E) experience. The SMEs involved include published authors, academics, and practicing SH&E professionals, all dedicated to a safer world through professional advancement.

*To ensure impartiality, BCSP utilizes subject-matter experts for the development of the examCORE program and products who are independent from the certification examination development process.

The examCORE curriculum is grounded in the subject matter of certification exam blueprints, BCSP exam references, and the latest in international safety and health standards.

What Makes examCORE Different?

Adaptive or Standard Learning

Take a pre-test and learn which areas you will need to focus your study, or choose to go right to the learning modules and challenge questions.

Learn on Your Own Schedule

With training available on your desktop or tablet you will find the time to prepare. Let examCORE be your partner when life happens.

Interactive Video Courses

Focused training modules and SMEs guide you through essential topics and culminate in challenge questions.

Topics Covered in examCORE SMS

Through this course, you will learn the most important concepts found in the latest SMS Blueprint, including:

  • Calculator Tutorial
  • Bloodborne Pathogens/First Aid/CPR
  • Business Principles
  • Chemical Hazards
  • Climate Conditions
  • Common Workplace Hazards
  • Communication and Group Dynamics
  • Confined Space
  • Electrical Safety
  • Ergonomics
  • Exposure Assessments
  • Fall Prevention and Protection
  • Hazard Communication
  • Gap Analysis
  • Hierarchy of Controls & PPE
  • Human Performance
  • Incident Investigation
  • Industrial Hygiene Sampling
  • Inspection and Audits
  • Insurance Principles
  • Job Hazard Analysis
  • Law & Ethics
  • Life Safety Principles and Standards
  • Machine Guarding
  • Management of Change
  • Materials Handling
  • Medical Surveillance
  • Noise
  • Organizational Culture
  • Performance Metrics
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Physical Security
  • Prevention Through Design
  • Process Safety Management
  • Project Management
  • Radiation
  • Respiratory Protection
  • Risk Treatment and Controls
  • Safety Management Systems
  • Site Specific Safety Plans
  • Substance Abuse
  • Sustainability Principles
  • System Safety
  • Training and Education
  • Vibration
  • Wellness Programs
  • Workplace Violence

Course Instructors

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Since 1969, the Board of Certified Safety Professionals has set and certified technical competency criteria for safety, health, and environmental (SH&E) practitioners worldwide. As an international non-profit leader in accredited safety and health certification, we know what it takes to succeed as a safety professional. Now, with examCORE, we put over 50 years of experience in credentialing to work for you, guiding you through your certification journey, providing you with the essential knowledge and training necessary for your exam success.

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