NEW - Online CUSP Points Request

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Select from these activity types. Click link to begin:

#1 - CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS
#2 - OTHER SAFETY EDUCATION
#3 - COLLEGE / UNIVERSITY COURSES
#4 - ACHIEVING RELEVANT NEW CERTIFICATIONS
#5 - VOLUNTEER SERVICE TO SAFETY ORGANIZATION
#6 - ATTENDING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE
#7 - PUBLICATIONS/ PRESENTATIONS
#8 - PLANNING SAFETY MEETINGS
#9 - COMPANY VPP CERTIFICATION
#10 - iP INSTITUTE ONLINE

Still have questions? Read through the detailed descriptions & requirements below:

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS

ACTIVITY TYPE #1

Safety-related education courses that are assigned CEUs

  • Max Points/Yr: Unlimited
  • Points Earned: 1 CEU = 4 CUSP points
  • Documentation required: Registration confirmation email, agenda, certificate or card issued

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OTHER SAFETY EDUCATION

ACTIVITY TYPE #2

Participation in relevant safety-related education & seminars

  • Max Points/Yr: Unlimited
  • Points Earned: 1 contact hour* = 0.4 CUSP points
  • Documentation required: Registration confirmation email, agenda, certificate or card issued

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COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY COURSES

ACTIVITY TYPE #3

Relevant safety or management courses

  • Max Points/Yr: Unlimited
  • Points Earned: Max 2 CUSP points per credit hour
  • Documentation required: Copy of transcript

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ACHIEVING RELEVANT NEW CERTIFICATIONS

ACTIVITY TYPE #4

Achieving relevant new safety-related certification.

  • Max Points/Yr: Unlimited
  • Points Earned: Max 30 CUSP points per certificate
  • Documentation required: Copy of certificate, letter or card awarded

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VOLUNTEER SERVICE TO SAFETY ORGANIZATION

ACTIVITY TYPE #5

Volunteer service to safety organization (other than your own company)**

  • Max Points/Yr: 5 CUSP Points
  • Points Earned: Based on hours of volunteer service
  • Documentation required: Letter, meeting minutes, published document or other confirmation of volunteer service

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ATTENDING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE

ACTIVITY TYPE #6

Attending professional development conference***

  • Max Points/Yr: Unlimited
  • Points Earned: iP Utility Safety Conference & Expo = 20 CUSP points. Others = Max 10 points (Points based on contact hours and content relevance)
  • Documentation required: Copy of registration, confirmation email or letter, agenda or other confirmation of attendance

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PUBLICATIONS/ PRESENTATIONS

ACTIVITY TYPE #7

Must be safety-related

  • Max Points/Yr: 5 CUSP points
  • Points Earned: Up to 5 CUSP points per activity
  • Documentation required: Copy of publication or presentation

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PLANNING SAFETY MEETINGS

ACTIVITY TYPE #8

Planning and facilitating safety meetings. Must be a minimum of 6 meetings per year

  • Max Points/Yr: 5 CUSP points
  • Points Earned: Up to 5 CUSP points
  • Documentation required: Copy of meeting agendas, minutes or sign-in sheets

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COMPANY VPP CERTIFICATION

ACTIVITY TYPE #9

An OSHA cooperative program

  • Max Points/Yr: 10 CUSP points
  • Points Earned: Certification = 10 CUSP points. Recertification = 5 CUSP points
  • Documentation required: Copy of letter or certificate confirming new certification.

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iP INSTITUTE ONLINE

ACTIVITY TYPE #10

Safety-related education courses produced by the iPi (Online Learning Education)

  • Max Points/Yr:
    Green CUSP - 10 CUSP points/year
    Blue CUSP - 7.5 points/year
  • Points Earned: Up to 1 CUSP point per course
  • Documentation required: Certificate of Completion of course

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* A contact hour is equal to one hour of actual time spent in continuing education. Each contact hour must be under responsible sponsorship, capable direction and qualified instruction. Breaks, meals and other time spent outside the formal training cannot be counted as contact hours.
** Examples: Service as an officer, board or committee member of a national safety organization; member of an editorial board; or member or chair of a conference organizing committee.
*** Must have safety-related content. Examples: iP Safety Conference, EEI Occupational Health & Safety Conference, SWESE, IUOTA, NSC Congress & Expo, ASSE, Lineman’s Rodeo Safety Conference.

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

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.

 The first CUSP annual maintenance fee is due one year after you earn your CUSP credential. You will receive an email reminder when your CUSP annual maintenance fee is due.

Please note that this payment is not the same as the Utility Safety & Ops Leadership (USOLN) membership fee, which is optional.  The USOLN membership fee is also due annually for USOLN members.

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