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The CUSP exam is administered online using the highly secure Assessment Systems Company (ASC) exam platform called FastTest. ASC is a leading provider of online assessments and utilizing the FastTest exam software helps provide you with a seamless testing experience. Through this platform, you can take the CUSP exam 24 hours a day/7 days a week from the comfort of your own home or office!

  • The CUSP online exam is administered using live proctors. On the day of the exam, your proctor will guide you through the exam set-up process and assist with any technical challenges. To take the exam, you will need a computer with video and microphone capability, as well as a smartphone with video capability.

How It Works:

You must complete and submit the CUSP application, along with the application fee, to determine your eligibility to sit for the CUSP exam. Once approved, your application is valid for one year. If you do not take and pass the CUSP exam within a year, you must submit a new application. The CUSP online exam allows you to conveniently earn the CUSP credential using your own personal computer or laptop.

Benefits for Exam Takers:

  • No need to travel to a testing location, saving you time and money
  • Testing is available 24 hours a day/7 days a week, providing you with maximum flexibility!
  • Test in the comfort of your own home or office

What You’ll Need to Take the CUSP Exam Online:

  • Computer or laptop with a reliable internet connection, video capability, and a microphone
  • Smartphone with video capability

Be sure to read the Exam Instructions and  Exam FAQs for more detailed information.

For more detailed information about taking the CUSP exam online, click links below.


Apply for the CUSP Exam

Review and determine your CUSP eligibility, then complete the CUSP application. 

Fill out the CUSP Application online and allow the review committee 7-10 business days to review your application. Once your application is approved, then you can register for the CUSP exam and optional review.


Study and Prepare

Take time to study. You can prepare for the CUSP exam by registering for the optional CUSP Prep or by reviewing the preparation materials on our website. Preparation is not required but strongly encouraged. 

The CUSP Prep includes live, interactive webinars that provide an opportunity for Q&A with a utility safety expert.


Take & Pass CUSP Exam

CUSP Candidates must take and pass the base exam and at least one endorsement exam in order to become certified.

View CUSP exam registration fees

Testing is available 24 hours a day/7 days a week, providing you with maximum flexibility!

Get started on your CUSP certification today!

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 over a thousand individuals who have demonstrated their job safety knowledge.