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The USOLN has transformed the CUSP certification to an entirely online program!

The Utility Safety & Ops Leadership Network (USOLN) offers the CUSP exam online (including endorsement exams) using the highly secure Examsoft testing platform. Examsoft is a leading provider of online assessments and provides a seamless testing experience. Take the CUSP exam from your own computer at your location!

  • The CUSP exam is administered online, utilizing remote proctoring by secure online exam software.
  • CUSP Prep now includes live online webinars along with practice exams and test-taking tips.

How It Works:

You’ll still need to apply to determine your eligibility for the exam. The three steps to CUSP will remain the same, but you can now take the exam online, allowing you to conveniently earn the CUSP credential from your own personal computer or laptop.

Benefits for Exam Takers:

  • No need to travel to a testing location, saving you the additional expenses and time involved

  • The CUSP exam will be scheduled for various dates – you can choose the date that is most convenient for you!

  • Use your own computer or laptop to download and take the exam using secure software

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

  • Computer or laptop with a reliable internet connection to download exam and upload results (WiFi is not required during the exam)
  • Front-facing camera on the computer
  • Access to computer’s microphone – headphones cannot be used
  • Ability to receive and open emails from
  • Ability to download the following programs onto your computer: ExamSoft (web portal) and Examplify (exam program)
  • Be sure to read our Online Exam Integrity Guidelines

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


Follow the 3-Step Process to CUSP Certification:

Step 1: APPLY

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.

Step 3: TEST

Take & Pass CUSP Exam

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

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Exams can be taken online on various scheduled dates. Select a date from our calendar or contact us to request a custom date for your cohort.

Get Started

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.


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