Ampliando las oportunidades de empleos para herreros y sus contratistas

Ironworker Management Progressive Action Cooperative Trust

“I think that anyone who attended this conference would have to admit that very honest, and straightforward labor-management dialogue was the driving theme of the conference… And in times such as these, that is exactly what people are looking for in their leaders. What the Ironworkers have clearly set forth is that “activities” should not be mistaken for “results”. The more labor (and management) leaders who embrace this approach, the more market share will directly result.”

Mark Breslin
Breslin Strategies Inc
San Ramon, CA

BCSP's Safety Trained Supervisor Construction® Certification

The BCSP's STSC® certification is a professional credential appropriate for ironworker members, including journeymen, foremen, superintendents, and signatory contractor management personnel who have responsibilities to maintain safe conditions and practices on construction job sites. This certification is offered by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) and sponsored through IMPACT.

Follow the steps below to begin the process of determining whether you are eligible to become certified as an STSC®. You must complete Steps 1-5 to participate in an IMPACT-sponsored STSC® Prep Course, including the STSC® BCSP-proctored examination.

Step 1: Determine whether you are eligible to become certified:

In order to participate in IMPACT’s STSC® Prep Course and fee reimbursement program, you must meet specific eligibility criteria. The eligibility criteria include:

  1. For ironworkers, you must receive written confirmation from your Local Union Business Manager that you are in good standing and a suitable candidate for the STSC® certification.
    [NOTE: Hold on to this letter and submit it when you seek reimbursement]
  2. For contractor personnel, you must currently be employed by an ironworker signatory contractor and have a letter from your employer verifying your employment.
    [NOTE: Hold on to this letter and submit it when you seek reimbursement]

Contact your Business Manager or employer to determine whether you meet the eligibility criteria above.

In order to be eligible to become certified as an STSC®, you must also meet training and experience criteria. The training and experience criteria include:

  1. You must have completed 30 hours of safety training, AND
  2. You must have at least four total years of construction work experience (full or part time), OR
  3. You must have at least two years of construction work experience as a supervisor

Step 2: Understand the background review requirements:

As part of the STSC® certification process, a criminal background review is performed by BCSP as part of the STSC® application process. Applicants are required to provide disclosure of:

  • All felony convictions
  • All misdemeanor convictions within the past five (5) years (Minor traffic violations and petty offenses DO NOT have to be reported)
  • Any record of unethical behavior
  • Information related to having a professional license or certification denied, suspended or revoked for reasons other than not meeting qualifications, failure of examination, or failure to pay renewal fees

For more information about the criminal background review, CLICK HERE.

Step 3: Register for an STSC® Prep Course:
The IMPACT STSC Prep Course is designed to help you prepare to take the STSC® examination. NOTE: You must complete Steps 3, 4 and 5 in order to register for the prep course (Step 3), apply for the certification and pay the application fee (Step 4), and pay the exam fee (Step 5).
CLICK HERE to learn more about the prep course registration process.

Step 4: Apply for the STSC® Certification:
You must visit the BCSP website to apply for the STSC® certification and pay the application fee ($120).
CLICK HERE to apply for the certification.

Step 5: Receive your exam eligibility notice and become approved to take the STSC® exam:
If your application is approved, you will receive a notification that you are eligible to take the STSC® exam. You must call Janey Morton from BCSP at 217-359-9263, Ext. 3903, to pay for your exam as part of a group ($185) and to be authorized to take the exam.

Step 6: Access self-study materials, videos and how-to guides:
This link requires you to log in to the IMPACT website for access to the BCSP STSC® Self-Assessment. You may also email your name, local union, and book number to Dr. Cindy Menches at to request a copy of the Self-Assessment or contact her by phone at 800-545-4921.

Step 7: Take and pass the STSC® Exam:
You may take the STSC® exam as part of a BCSP-proctored group tablet exam, or you may take it at a Pearson VUE testing center. To find a Pearson VUE testing center, CLICK HERE.

Step 8: Pay your prorated renewal fee upon completion of the exam, and pay subsequent annual renewals:
Upon passing the exam, you will receive a notice to pay the prorated renewal fee for the year. Subsequently, you must pay an annual renewal fee of $60. In your 5th year of certification, you will be required to re-certify.

Step 9: Record your STSC® certification with your local union training coordinator:
CLICK HERE for instructions.

Step 10: Submit your receipts for reimbursement, if applicable:
CLICK HERE for instructions on how to be reimbursed for the STSC® application fee and exam fee.

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Dr. Cindy Menches
(800) 545-4921
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