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CFSE / CACE Requirements
10 years of equivalent experience (adjusted for education level) with a significant safety component
Submit a case study that demonstrates the applicant’s knowledge and safety experience.
Score > 80% on a two part exam containing multiple choice, short answer, and case study problems

Material to Be Submitted

CFSE / CACE applicants must arrange to have the following materials submitted before the application deadline (see attached schedule):


Examination Application Form

submitted by applicant. Please submit a photocopy of your passport along with your application.

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Due 1 week before online exam or 2 weeks for on-site exam

Case Study Form

Submitted by Applicant - a description of project where they demonstrated their skills, knowledge, and responsibility for a significant element of the safety lifecycle in accord with the relevant areas of 61508/61511/62061

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Due 90 days after the exam has been taken.

Referee Statement

(four are required) - submitted by referee (one for each referee listed in Examination Application Form). This will also include a supporting statement from one of the referees for the Case Study.

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Due 90 days after the exam has been taken.

Eligibility Requirements for Examination - CFSE / CACE

A candidate must have 4 referee statements from other professionals recommending candidates.

A candidate must have a minimum of 10 years related experience with credit given for education as follows:

Highest Educational Level Engineering Degree Other Technical degree Non-Technical Degree
No higher level education Subtract 0 years Subtract 0 years Subtract 0 years
Bachelor Degree Subtract 3 years Subtract 2 year Subtract 1 year
Master Degree Subtract 4 years Subtract 3 years Subtract 1 ½ years
PhD Subtract 6 years Subtract 4 years Subtract 2 years
Professional Engineering Certification/License (PE) Subtract 1 additional year Subtract 1 additional year Subtract 1 ½  additional years

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Due 90 days after the exam has been taken.

Copies of Licenses, Registrations & Certification

submitted by applicant (one for each listed in Examination Application Form) . A photocopy of your diploma will suffice the requirement.
Due 90 days after the exam has been taken

Submit a Scan of Your Passport of Government ID

submitted by applicant
Due 90 days after the exam has been taken

Payment for Application Fee

Pay Fee

Payment is due 2 weeks before the exam.

Submit Application

The application forms must be emailed to Scans of your passport and diplomas must be provided.

Notification of Examination

Admission Applicants must allow two (2) weeks for full processing of their complete applications for onsite exams and one (1) week for on-line exams.

At least one week prior to the examination date, an admission notice will be sent to eligible candidates and will confirm dates, times, and location of the examination. If the admission notice has not been received at least one (1) weeks prior to the examination date, the candidate must contact the Certification Team.

Take the Exam!

Completed application materials must be received by the Certification team at least 2 weeks prior to the on-site exam date or 1 week prior to on-line The specific date is usually noted on the exam schedule information page. Please note that because of the tight deadline, incomplete applications will not be guaranteed a place at the exam. It is strongly recommended that all applicants send in their information well in advance of these deadlines to ensure a place at the on-site exam or secure the date and time you’re your choice for the online exam. There are no refunds.

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