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UCO Industrial Safety Program receives national accreditation

The industrial safety program at the University of Central Oklahoma has earned accreditation as a Graduate
Safety Practitioner (GSP) Qualified Academic Program (QAP) from the National Board of Certified Safety
Professionals (BCSP).

The accreditation will allow industrial safety graduates to apply for the Certified Safety Professional
Certification upon graduation, bypassing the Associate Safety Professional Exam and will allow UCO
students to apply for BCSP scholarships during their time at Central.

“We welcome the University of Central Oklahoma’s exceptional safety program and those who graduate
from it,” said Treasa Turnbeaugh, Ph.D., CEO of BCSP.

“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.”

Securing the GSP Qualified Academic Program accreditation was a two-step process involving submission
of current degree courses and curriculum, and how current assessments and curriculum relates to the seven
knowledge areas of the Associate Safety Professional Exam.

The industrial safety degree program at Central prepares students for careers in the safety, health and
environmental professions.

For more information about Central’s industrial safety program and the College of Education and
Professional Studies, visit uco.edu/ceps.

The industrial safety program at the University of Central Oklahoma earns accreditation as a
Graduate Safety Practitioner (GSP) Qualified Academic Program from the National Board of
Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP). The degree program prepares students for a career in the
safety, health and environmental professions.

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