Apply to Be a CFSE

Before You Start

CFSE 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 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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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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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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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.

Submit a Scan of Your Passport of Government ID

submitted by applicant

Payment for Application Fee

Pay Fee

Submit Application

The application forms must be emailed to Where a form is greater than one page in length, all pages must bear the candidate’s initials. 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.

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 CFSE.

Take the Exam!

Completed application materials must be received by CFSE at least 2 weeks prior to the exam date. 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 this deadline to insure a place at the exam. If CFSE does not receive your application prior to the exam, you may take the CFSE / CFSP exam at your own risk prior to acceptance to the exam. There are no refunds.

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