CUSP certification has two designations: CUSP Blue for those in a utility operations leadership role and CUSP Green, for those that are in a dedicated utility safety or training role.
To be eligible for the CUSP exam, candidates must fulfill the following requirements:
This is the matrix by which the CUSP BLUE exam was developed. It is expected that a Utility Safety Professional will meet and/or exceed the required knowledge in these subject areas.
CUSP candidates will be asked to designate an endorsement exam from the above utility work environments. Each endorsement exam consists of 30 multiple choice questions. Candidates must take and pass one endorsement exam along with the base exam.
Candidates can opt to take more than two endorsements, however, only two endorsements can be taken at the time of the base exam.
One endorsement is included in the price of the exam. If a candidate elects to take more than one endorsement, there is an additional fee for each additional endorsement taken. For more information, visit this page.