Benefits of CUSP

The CUSP Certification is the only program which offers utility-specific safety leadership credentials to meet the unique requirements of utilities and related contractors. The CUSP credential will only be awarded to those who meet the eligibility  requirements,  whose application is approved by the review committee and pass the CUSP exam.


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  • Industry-wide professional recognition as a utility safety professional.
  • The CUSP credential provides employers the assurance of an individual’s broad knowledge, skills and abilities in the utility work environment when hiring or promoting.
  • The CUSP exam creates a uniform standard of understanding utility safety regulations, competencies and task directed skills for both utility companies and their contractor partners.
  • The Utility Safety Leadership Review is designed to enhance job safety knowledge, leadership skills and will assist in preparedness for taking the exam.