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OSU's Assistant Professor Leslie Stockel named President of the Board of Directors for the Board of Certified Safety Professionals

Tuesday, January 4, 2022

(January 2022) Leslie Rex Stockel, MS, CSP, SMS has been named President of the Board of Directors for the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) headquartered in Indianapolis Indiana.


Professor Stockel is an Assistant Professor of Professional Practice in the Fire Protection and Safety Engineering Technology program at Oklahoma State University.  She has been a Certified Safety Professional since 1993 with over 30 years of industry experience in the Safety and Health profession, working in a wide variety of organizations. She has been a faculty member at OSU in the Division of Engineering Technology since 2016.


Since 1969, the BCSP is recognized as the international leader in high quality credentialing for safety, health, and environmental practitioners.


BCSP Board Directors can serve up to two 3-year terms, volunteering their time without pay. They assist with evaluation of applicant qualifications, governance, liaison with other organizations, and many other important activities related to advancing the safety and health profession.  Appointed to the Board in 2018, Professor Stockel will serve a one-year term as President, then complete her second three-year term the following year as Past President.


OSU’s renowned Fire Protection & Safety Engineering Technology program is an approved Qualified Academic Program (QAP) by the BCSP.  A QAP is a bachelors, masters, or PhD academic degree program in safety, health, and the environment whose required course curriculum has been reviewed by BCSP and has been found to be a substantial match to the current Associate Safety Professional® certification. 

QAPs provide graduates with additional recognition and the benefit of an expedited path to professional certification.  Graduates of a QAP program are eligible for the Graduate Safety Practitioner (GSP) designation immediately upon graduation and are waived from the Associate Safety Professional (ASP) examination.


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