Requirements for CPSM®

Process safety addresses the reduction in the risk from catastrophic accidents posed by facilities that handle hazardous materials. Companies must protect employees, the public and the environment, as well as prevent damage to their facilities, process equipment, and company reputations. There are many aspects of process safety that must be addressed. It essential that the people responsible be competent to ensure risks are managed properly.

This certification is intended for a process safety manager who has responsibility for a process safety management system. This certification indicates that the person has the knowledge and understanding to manage the design and implementation of a process safety management system.

Primacert expects that a Certified Process Safety Manager using the designation CPSM® can demonstrate competency by meeting the following requirements:


Academic Qualifications

  • A degree from an accredited university or college in a relevant technical discipline. At a minimum, degree includes three years relevant, full-time tertiary education.


  • A minimum of five years of recent and relevant work experience.


  • Successful completion within the last three years of a training course designed to teach participants how to manage process safety compliance programs, such as Primatech’s Designing and Implementing an OSHA / EPA Process Safety Program.


  • Two references from supervisor / manager / peer who can attest to academic qualifications, work experience and professional ethics.



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