5 Steps to the CUSP
Step 1: Review and determine CUSP eligibility
The CUSP program offers two levels of certification. The CUSP-Blue is intended for front-line safety leaders...typically (but not limited to) Supervisors, Foreman and Operations Management. The CUSP-Green certification is intended for Utility Safety Directors and Managers.
Step 2: Complete the online CUSP application
Complete Online Application
Complete the online application form and submit. Your application will be reviewed by committee. If they have additional questions regarding your professional history you may be contacted by the CUSP exam committee chair. The review process can take up to 72 hours.
In the event you are not eligible a full disclosure of reasons for denial will be sent to you.
Once you've received a notice of acceptance into the CUSP program you will be instructed to move forward to Step 3.
Step 3: Join the USOLN and enroll for CUSP
Once you've been accepted into the CUSP program you can enroll in the 2-day Utility Safety Leadership review course and the CUSP exam.
It is not a requirement that you take the 2-day review course, but most find it highly beneficial in their exam preparedness.
As a member of the USOLN you'll enjoy a $400 discount so you'll want to seriously consider joining the Utility Safety & Ops Leadership Network.
Step 4: Prepare for the CUSP exam
Take time to study
The CUSP exam is challenging and not easily achieved. CUSP candidates who study and prep are glad they invested the time. Typically 75% of any given CUSP class will pass.
Most CUSP candidates opt to take the 2-day Utility Safety Leadership review course prior to the exam. In addition, you should review the suggested material in the Utility Safety Leadership reference list.
Here is a link some sample CUSP exam questions.
Step 5: Take and pass the CUSP exam
About the CUSP exam
The CUSP exams consists of 120 multiple choice questions. There is a 2 hour time allotment for taking the exam. You will be notified by email of your CUSP exam results within 10 business days.
Certified Utility Safety Professional
If you have dedicated your career to providing safety and operations leadership in the utility industry, now is the time to enhance your professional status with the CUSP certification. Join a distinguished group of hundreds of individuals who have demonstrated their job safety knowledge.
Ops Management, Supervisory & Foreman