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The World Safety Organization, Inc. (WSO) Certification

The World Safety Organization, Inc. (WSO) established four certification categories for the rail and bus transportation industry: Certified Safety Specialist, Certified Safety and Security Director, Certified Safety Manager, and Certified Safety Executive. Certification is an important step in determining a basic level of competence that is measurable by and meaningful to both management and peers within the industry.  This initiative recognizes the expertise of rail and bus transportation safety and security professionals. Several of TSI’s courses can be applied towards the course requirements for certification. Qualifications and criteria for WSO Certification are as follows:

RAIL TRANSPORTATION CERTIFICATION and BUS TRANSPORTATION CERTIFICATION
RAIL TRANSPORTATION CERTIFICATIONBUS TRANSPORTATION CERTIFICATION
Certified Safety Specialist (CSS-Rail)Certified Safety Specialist (CSS-Bus)
*Must successfully complete five of the core transit-related courses conducted by the USDOT/TSI and have a minimum of five (5) years of directly related safety experience in the rail transportation industry.*Must successfully complete five of the core transit-related courses conducted by the USDOT/TSI and have a minimum of five (5) years of directly related safety experience in the bus transportation industry.
Certified Safety/Security Director (CSSD-Rail)Certified Safety/Security Director (CSSD-Bus)
*Must successfully complete five of the core transit-related courses conducted by the USDOT/TSI and have a minimum of ten (10) years of directly related safety and security experience in the rail transportation industry.*Must successfully complete five of the core transit-related courses conducted by the USDOT/TSI and have a minimum of ten (10) years of directly related safety and security experience in the bus transportation industry.
Certified Safety Manager (CSM-Rail)Certified Safety Manager (CSM-Bus)
*Must successfully complete five of the core transit-related courses conducted by the USDOT/TSI and have a minimum of fifteen (15) years of directly related safety experience in the rail transportation industry.*Must successfully complete five of the core transit-related courses conducted by the USDOT/TSI and have a minimum of fifteen (15) years of directly related safety experience in the bus transportation industry.
Certified Safety Executive (CSE-Rail)Certified Safety Executive (CSE-Bus)
*Must successfully complete five of the core transit-related courses conducted by the USDOT/TSI and have a minimum of fifteen (15) years of directly related safety experience in the rail transportation industry.*Must successfully complete five of the core transit-related courses conducted by the USDOT/TSI and have a minimum of fifteen (15) years of directly related safety experience in the bus transportation industry.
Select from the following for the rail program:Select from the following for the bus program:
FT00464 – Transit System SafetyFT00464 – Transit System Safety
FT00439/FT00543 – Transit Rail System SafetyFT00533 – Transit Bus System Safety
FT00457 – Transit Industrial Safety ManagementFT00457 – Transit Industrial Safety Management
FT00432 – Transit System SecurityFT00432 – Transit System Security
FT00456 – Effectively Managing Transit EmergenciesFT00456 – Effectively Managing Transit Emergencies
FT00430/FT00544 – Transit Rail Incident InvestigationFT00435 – Fundamentals of Bus Collision Investigation
FT00461 – Advanced Rail Incident InvestigationFT00472 – Intermediate Problems in Bus Collision Investigation.
FT00564 – SMS Principles for TransitFT00556 – Advanced Problems in Bus Collision Investigation.
 FT00564 – SMS Principles for Transit

NOTE:
Individuals who have earned TSI’s Transit Safety and Security Program Certificate have met the course requirements for WSO Certification.
To obtain WSO certification, applications for membership and certification must be submitted according to WSO Membership and Certification policy.

For more information, please contact WSO via email or call (660) 747-3132.

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Last updated: Thursday, July 6, 2017