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Consumer Product Safety Professional Certification Program

Certified Consumer Product Safety Professional (CCPSP) is a designation granted by the Society of Product Safety Professionals (SPSP). Beginning in 2019, the Emerson Leadership Institute at SLU's Chaifetz School of Business will offer a product safety professional certification program that will qualify participants for CCPSP designation. 

About the Program

The Emerson Leadership Institute is partnering 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 help 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 Consumer Product Safety Professional” (CCPSP) to the participant.

The 2019 course begins on January 16 in the Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business at Saint Louis University. 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