CUSP Maintenance & Recertification

CUSP logo Official sm Due to the changing regulatory environment, combined with rising incident and fatality rates, our utility industry requires strong leadership. Established utility veterans along with new entrants into leadership roles must do all they can to build strong, effective safety cultures where every worker goes home each night.


In response to this need, the Utility Safety & Ops Leadership Network (USOLN) has adopted an aggressive two-year recertification process.

Recertification demonstrates that you are:

  • Expanding your utility safety knowledge, which makes you more valuable to your organization.
  • Committed to professional development to prepare yourself and your organization for the future.
  • Keeping current on changing utility safety regulations, best practices and innovative ways to build and maintain a strong safety culture, which ensures that your organization and its employees work at peak performance.

Recertification Requirements:

Your CUSP credential is valid for a two-year period beginning on the day that you become certified. In order to maintain your CUSP credential, you must fulfill continuing professional development requirements and pay an annual maintenance fee of $130 each year.

Continuing Professional Development

  • All individuals who have earned their CUSP credential are required to participate in continuing professional development activities.  A point system has been developed to track continuing professional development hours.
    • CUSP GREEN – Utility Safety Professionals and Managers are required to earn 40 CUSP points over a two-year period.
    • CUSP BLUE - Utility operations managers are required to earn 30 CUSP points over a two-year period.




CUSP Points Request Form


CUSP Annual Maintenance Fee

There is an annual maintenance fee of $130 to maintain your CUSP credential. Failure to pay the CUSP annual maintenance fee will result in the revocation of the CUSP credential.


Pay CUSP Annual Fee


Direct all inquiries regarding CUSP maintenance to Catherine Cox at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call  815.459.1796