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Consumer Product Safety Professional Certification Program

Product safety professionals now have the opportunity to earn the industry recognized designation of Certified Product Safety Professional™ (CPSP) when successfully completing  the Consumer Product Safety Professional Certification Program developed by the Emerson Leadership Institute, a Center of Excellence in the Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business at Saint Louis University.  

About the Program

The Emerson Leadership Institute has partnered with the Society of Product Safety Professionals (SPSP) and its affiliate, Consumer Product Safety Certification Services (CPSCS), to provide a product safety professional certification program for industry professionals who design and manage product safety systems. The program is based on five unique knowledge areas that are key elements in any product safety system, as defined by CPSCS who develops standards for product safety professionals. Upon successful completion of the course, including the examination and case study requirement, SPSP will grant the designation of “Certified Product Safety Professional” (CPSP) to the participant.

The 2020 course begins on March 11 at Saint Louis University's  Chaifetz School of Business. The course features two workshops and a series of distance learning webinars on topics related to the five knowledge areas. Instructors include professors from the Chaifetz School and current product safety experts and authorities.

Application Process

1. Begin by submitting a brief application online.  

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2. Following review of the initial application, the Emerson Leadership Institute will email instructions for providing employment history, references and education (if applicable).


Contact Beth-Anne Yakubu, Executive Director of the Emerson Leadership Institute, at (314) 977-3852 or