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Benefits of Earning Your CUSP


If you have dedicated your career to providing safety and operations leadership in the utility industry, now is the time to enhance your professional status with the CUSP certification. Join a distinguished group of hundreds of individuals who have demonstrated their job safety knowledge.

  • 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.
  • Encourages continual professional growth in the practice of utility safety leadership.


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 certification is terrific. It has given me credibility both in and outside of my organization. It’s been a win-win for both me and my organization.

    John Morton, CUSP, Willbros
  • I have been able to advance my career by having the CUSP. This credential greatly helps the employer know that I have the necessary skills in the utility industry.

    Chris Jessie, CUSP, MYR Group
  • The CUSP certification demonstrates that I met a standard of professional knowledge and reached a milestone in my professional development.

    Allen Hair, CUSP, Vectren

Apply for CUSP

Please take the time to completely fill out the application. After we receive your completed application, it will then be reviewed by a committee of utility industry peers/ CUSP’s. You will be notified within 10 business days if your application has been approved.

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