Safety Management Specialist (SMS)

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Live/Virtual Workshop + Online Prep + Workbook

  • 3 day immersive workshop, in-person or virtual
  • Includes workbook and online practice questions & answers
  • Taught by professional and experienced facilitators


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  • Optimize your study time from any device
  • Track your answers and progress



  • Reduces study time by as much as 50% 
  • Wide spectrum of exam material including self-evaluation exercises


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SPAN™ Safety Management Specialist (SMS) Exam Prep

This exam preparation will prepare you for the Board of Certified Safety Professionals' (BCSP) Safety Management Specialist (SMS) exam, which leads to the SMS certification.

Safety Management Specialists (SMS) are individuals with management skills required for a business’s safe operation, applying these safety skills on a full-time or part-time basis as part of their job duties. Some examples of an SMS’s activities include defining and utilizing an organization’s safety management systems; risk management; incident investigation and emergency preparedness; maintaining current knowledge of safety, health, and environmental (SH&E) concepts; and identifying the business case for safety.

The SMS exam is a 4.5-hour computer delivered examination consisting of 200 questions that examine the candidate’s applied knowledge of the application of experience gained through professional practice.  BCSP awards the SMS to individuals who demonstrate competency and work part-time or full-time in occupational health and safety activities devoted to the prevention of harm to individuals in the workplace environment. Whether your career goals include seeking a new position, moving up in your current organization or moving to private practice, you can accelerate your opportunities by achieving the SMS certification. You can improve your chances for success, being selected for leadership and senior positions, and increased salary through the SMS credential. BCSP offers you the opportunity to rise above the competition by adding the SMS certification to your portfolio.

At completion participants will:

  • Interpret exam blueprints
  • Determine readiness for taking the SMS Examination
  • Identify knowledge gaps to develop an individual study plan and ensure exam success
  • Obtain answers to questions about core exam materials
  • Be familiar with resources available to prepare for the exam
  • Be able utilize information about certification requirements and scoring procedures for test preparation

Exam preparation materials apply to Blueprint Version SMS1. Examination is administered by the BCSP.

This exam prep is ideal for SH&E professionals looking to level up their career by becoming certified by the BCSP.

SMS Candidate Requirements:

  • Will have ten (10) years of experience in occupational health or safety.
  • Will work part-time or full-time in occupational health or safety with a minimum 35% of job tasks related to the management of safety related programs, processes, procedures and/or personnel

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us via email at [email protected] or call 1-800-971-1080 Ext 3, Monday - Friday 9am to 4pm CST.

SPAN™ Live Workshop + Online Prep + Workbook is a three-day workshop that includes a workbook, notepad, pencil, pen, highlighter and 12-month access to our online exam prep. This workshop is taught by professional and experienced facilitators.

ClickSafety is dedicated your professional development and success on the SMS exam.  Our workshops are guaranteed to help participants achieve certification.  Any participant that attempts the exam and is unsuccessful can qualify for the SPAN Live Workshop Guarantee. This is subject only to public workshops and is dependent upon capacity for additional students. A BCSP score report must be submitted to register for a complimentary SPAN Exam Prep workshop. The complimentary workshop must be taken within a year of the original workshop.

SPAN Online Prep is an effective learning tool designed to help distance learners prepare for certification exams offered by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP). You’ll access a wealth of well-researched information specific to each certification examination. SPAN Online Prep courses are developed by Certified Instructional Technologists who are experienced facilitators and exam mentors dedicated to your professional development and certification success on the SMS test. This one-year online subscription delivers essential knowledge required to earn your SMS certification. It features learning resources that are targeted to certification exam preparation.

SPAN Workbook is proven to reduce your study time by as much as 50%. The SMS workbook covers the full spectrum of material that could possibly be tested and contains several self-evaluation exercises using the same question, answer and explanation format as in the workshop. The material included in the self-evaluation exercises is designed to supplement your home study program and reinforce those areas where emphasis is needed for the SMS examination.


Workshops will be held daily from morning to afternoon, with an hour for lunch and periodic breaks. Lodging, travel and meals are not included in workshop registration fee. Each participant is responsible for travel arrangements and accommodations.

To reserve a seat in any workshop, full payment must be received prior to attending the workshop. Class cancellations are subject to a 20% cancellation fee up to 30 days prior to a workshop start date. No refunds will be made within 30 days of the workshop start date.

ClickSafety’s SPAN team reserves the right to cancel a workshop if the minimum number of registrants is not met. You will be notified by email if this occurs and have the option of a full refund or to move your registration to a different workshop. You may contact us at any time to check on the status of a workshop.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us via email at [email protected] or call 1-800-971-1080 Ext 3, Monday - Friday 9am to 4pm CST.

Workbooks Refund Policy

To receive a refund, workbooks must be returned within 30 days and are subject to a 15% restocking fee.

Online Prep

The Online Prep is a non-transferable single user license active for 12 months. Additional licenses can be purchased at any time. All sales are final.


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    Worked very will for the testing. Have bought books in the past. I purchased the Online Prep which ended up being perfect for me. Great Job setting this up.

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