CUSP - The Defining Benchmark in Utility Safety

CUSP logo Official smIf 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.

The Certified Utility Safety Professional certification program is the only program that offers safety credentials to utilities, related contractors and communication providers. It is designed to provide a career path and individual growth for employees and increased value for employers.




In partnership, employers and employees promote a culture where safe utility work practices are the standard.


cusp green wb

 Safety Management
  • 3 years of safety experience in a dedicated safety/training role in the utility industry

RECOMMENDED: The 2-day Utility Safety Leadership Review program.

cusp blue wb

 Ops Management, Supervisory & Foreman
  • 3 years of utility operations leadership experience
  • At least 1 year in a role where safety is a part of your job, e.g. tailboards, safety committees, safety meetings

RECOMMENDED: The 2-day Utility Safety Leadership Review program.


Now that you have decided what color to apply for, take the next step and complete the application by clicking here!


Apply for CUSP

Please take the time to completely fill out the application. After we receive your completed application, it will then be reviewed by a committee of utility industry peers/ CUSP's. You will be notified within 10 business days if your application has been approved.

CUSP Application