WSO Professional Certifications

The WSO Certification board has been established as a body with its sole purpose to strive for a universal level of professionalism and competency among the WSO Certified Members whose functions are related to safety, occupational and environmental safety and health and related disciplines.

Over 1,000 national (U.S.) and international corporations, plus numerous private institutions, are recognizing the WSO certifications. In the U.S.A., this recognition is at the corporate level, as well as, with the legislative bodies of the Federal, State, City, County and other local governments, plus educational institutions. This gives the WSO certified member an excellent placement within the safety and associated professions, and gives them the potential to voice their opinion, expertise and suggestions, not only on the national level, but also on the worldwide bases. This is not only through the WSO international membership (over 150 countries), but also through a close cooperation with other national and international organizations worldwide, such as ANSI in the U.S.A., or the ILO, WHO, ISO and many cooperating national safety councils and other allied societies, associations and organizations.

The WSO certified members are professionals in the multi-disciplines of safety and accident prevention, recognized for their practical experience and education, obtained through academic institutions and continuing education programs. WSO certified members are involved in all areas of government (federal, state, province, etc.). WSO Certified Members are corporate directors, university faculty, private consultants, medical doctors, researchers, generalists and specialists in their field of expertise, etc.

 

WSO Certification Accreditation: The big news in 2017 is that World Safety Organization’s Certification Program is now accredited by the International Certification Accreditation Council (ICAC). The WSO Certification Program has been evaluated, audited to, and deemed in compliance with the ISO/IEC 17024 Standard. Our membership has asked for this accreditation for a long time, and we are proud to announce that it is been obtained.

This is a big, important step in making our certifications more meaningful and valuable in the workplace. Please spread the word of this important development. Also, if you have questions or would like a copy of the accreditation certificate, please let the staff at the WSO World Management Center know. Again, congratulations to everyone on this important addition to our Membership and Certification Programs!

About ICAC: The International Certification Accreditation Council (ICAC) is an alliance of organizations dedicated to assuring competency, professional management, and service to the public by encouraging and setting standards for licensing, certification, and credentialing programs.

In 1996, a group of association executives chartered the ICAC as a not-for-profit organization with the purpose of evaluating certification programs at a reasonable rate that smaller organizations can afford. Over the years the ICAC has developed a comprehensive process to evaluate certification programs against international standards. In this way, accredited organizations can both improve existing certification programs as well as demonstrate to the public that their programs comply with industry best practices.

By accrediting certification programs, the public and the industries represented have an additional level of assurance knowing that the program has been reviewed by a neutral third party and been found to meet or exceed reasonable levels of record keeping, security, objectivity, and professionalism.

The ICAC itself operates under the international guidelines established as a quality assurance regime for accreditation bodies (ISO/IEC 17011 – Conformity Assessment: General Requirements for Accreditation Bodies Accrediting Conformity Assessment Bodies), and has established assessment tools and processes that assure certification bodies are in compliance with ISO/IEC 17024 (2012): Conformity Assessment – General Requirements for Bodies Operating Certification of Persons.

Members of the ICAC Board of Directors and its various committees are volunteers who draw from many years of experience in managing not-for-profit organizations

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