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How to Maintain Your CUSP Credential

In order to ensure the continuing competence of CUSP credential holders, the CUSP certification has established a recertification program that includes a continuing professional development requirement. CUSP credential holders are required to submit proof of continuing professional development every two years.

As a CUSP credential holder, you are responsible for tracking and submitting CUSP points requests for the continuing professional development requirement along with paying an annual maintenance fee of $160.

Why are continuing Professional Development activities required?

Due to the changing regulatory environment combined with incident and fatality rates, the Utility Safety & Ops Leadership Network (USOLN) has adopted an aggressive two-year recertification process. Recertification demonstrates that you are:
  • Expanding your utility safety knowledge, which makes you more valuable to your organization.
  • Committed to professional development to prepare yourself and your organization for the future.
  • Keeping current on changing utility safety regulations, best practices and innovative ways to build and maintain a strong safety culture, which ensures that your organization and its employees work at peak performance.

Name or Address Changes

We need to communicate with you in the future regarding your CUSP credential. As a CUSP candidate or credential holder, it is your responsibility to inform the USOLN of any changes to your current contact information, including mailing address, email address and phone number. You are at risk of losing your CUSP credential if we cannot reach you with important notifications regarding your certification.

Please update your USOLN profile online or send any contact information changes to or call 815-459-1796.