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Become a Certified Mine Safety Professional

When safety is at the forefront of your career, take the next step by earning your CMSP credential.

The Industry’s Leading Health & Safety Certification

The CMSP is THE credential that encourages continual improvement and education. Show your commitment to health and safety in the mining industry.

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Meet CMSPs Leading the Way in Mine Health & Safety

Matt Portfleet & Marisa Roerig

Michigan Technological University

“We did our CMSP last year. We came to the conference early. We took a three day review course and then we sat for the test. It was very challenging but fun at the same time. I think we bonded with our group that we did the training with. The test, although it was challenging, it was exciting! We had to wait like six weeks to get results. But that was kind of a fun process to see what we got back and then get feedback as well, in the different categories, and how we scored. It was an overall really good experience.”

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John Loff-Peterson

Health and Safety Program Manager, Barr

“I started with frac sand mining 12 years ago and since then I have since transitioned to Baar Engineering Company. While we do more than just mining, we have approximately 250 miners who work at mine sites underground and surface across the U.S., Canada and around the world. So I’m involved with the health and safety of miners and a variety of different commodities, locations and environments.”

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Acquiring your CMSP Certification designates you as a qualified health and safety professional.
See what certification holders are saying about the SME CMSP (Certified Mine Safety Professional) Certfication.

“All the current efforts of the SME CMSP program, which build upon the excellent foundation of the previous 25 years, have three objectives: zero accidents and incidents at mines and mills, increase the already excellent international stature of the CMSP, and achieve third party accreditation in 2018. Highlighted activities include having formed and working with a panel of subject matter experts to write questions for the exam, and the convening of a Cut Score Panel who will take the first examination to determine the passing score for future test takers. It is an honor and pleasure to work with the world class safety personnel working on the CMSP.”


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SME acquired the CMSP certification as a part of our ongoing commitment to supporting mine safety and health professionals around the world. SME's Health and Safety Division provides global resources for mine safety and health information, professional development, networking and advocacy.

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