As recently announced in Pull! magazine, under the instructions of our Insurers and the CPSA’s Education & Training Steering Group, we are required to re-introduce the five-year expiry period on the Safety Officer qualification.
This will apply to all qualified Safety Officers going forward and therefore from the 1st January 2020 any current member who completed the Safety Officer course before the 31st December 2014 will be notified to re-qualify as required if they wish to remain current and insured in their capacity as a Safety Officer.
You will have three months from the date you are notified to renew your qualification.
Please also note that the Safety Officer course is a prerequisite of the CPSA L1 Instructor qualifications so if you also hold L1 Instructor or L2 Coaching qualifications your professional indemnity insurance will be affected if you do not renew your Safety Officer status by the end of your three month notice period.
The re-qualification process costs £10 and involves taking a 30 question multi-choice online exam with the required pass mark being 24 ex 30 (80%). You will have two attempts to pass the exam and on successful completion will be issued a new certificate for a further 5 year period.
In due course, you will be required to login to your CPSA account to download the latest version of the Safety Officer manual to refer to if you wish and to then take the exam. In the meantime, please ensure we have your current email address on our records. If you need assistance with updating your account, please don't hesitate to contact us on 01483 485400.
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