By Katie Chimelewski, director of safety & certification, ARTBA
John Farrell of Allan Myers is the first Safety Certification for Transportation Project Professionals™ (SCTPP) credential holder to complete the recertification process.
“Earning the SCTPP credential is a significant achievement and raises the bar on safety. The recertification challenged me to maintain and grow my safety knowledge base while staying current on new trends and topics,” said Farrell, Health, Safety and Environmental training manager at the Pennsylvania-based contractor and materials firm.
SCTPP certificants are required to recertify every three years, either on or just before the certificate issue date. That means the first industry professionals to earn the certification in late 2016 are coming due. It’s best to prepare for recertification well before the credential expires.
Recertification is achieved by completing the required safety related Professional Development Hours (PDHs), or by re-testing. Whether your recertification is due this year, or in the future, here’s what you can do to prepare:
- Review the Recertification Handbook. This helpful tool explains the options, requirements, and application process.
- Collect the required documentation for your application. Documentation, or evidence, for recertification by PDH is required to complete the application. Evidence may include certificates of completion, conference programs, class transcripts, meeting or conference registration forms, or letters of participation from a sponsor.
- Check the “Recertification PDH” requirements document found on the homepage of the SCTPP website. It explains the required number of hours for recertification, types of activities, activity content and descriptions.
For easy tracking and uploading, activities may be recorded in your online profile as they are completed at any point during the 3-year period prior to the SCTPP recertification applications may be submitted at any time on the website. To learn more about the certification exam and eligibility requirements, visit puttingsafetyfirst.org.
“The SCTPP credential demonstrates to me, my team, and my company that I can recognize hazards, mitigate the risks, and ensure that not only are we operating in compliance with safety rules and regulations, but also actively striving to prevent injuries and save lives.” Farrell said.