How to Apply

Ensure you meet the eligibility requirements.

A one-time, non-refundable $400.00 fee covers the review process and testing fee.

You will be notified within 15 business days if you are eligible to take the exam.

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How to Prepare

Study for the exam. Though not required, you may prepare by using our prep courses and practice test.

You can also purchase the “Study Guide & Exam Practice Questions.”

Individual courses are priced from $50.00 to $100.00. Or you can purchase the entire set, including the practice exam, at a discount.

Courses can also be used as professional development hours for future recertification.

About the Exam

The SCTPP exam is administered by a Pearson VUE test center.

You will need to provide two forms of ID when you arrive to take your exam.

The exam is computer-based, and takes about two and a half hours. Your score will be available onsite after you finish.

Your certificate will be issued within 30 days of receipt of a passing grade.

Eligibility Requirements

All applicants for certification must meet one of the following options:

Option 1

  1. Three years’ full-time or equivalent experience* in transportation construction industry. Transportation construction is occupational experience that includes but is not limited to construction of highways, roads, bridges, airports, rail systems, tunnels, utilities and ports.
  1. Completion of an OSHA-10, OSHA-30, OSHA-500 OR OSHA-510 course or equivalent †. Candidates who hold the designations of Construction Health and Safety Technician (CHST); Certified Safety Professional (CSP); or Associate Safety Professional (ASP) as awarded by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals, may substitute any of these credentials in lieu of the listed OSHA courses.

Option 2

  1. Bachelor’s degree in engineering or construction management with two years’ experience* in transportation construction industry. Experience must be within five years of applying for certification.
  1. Completion of an OSHA-10, OSHA-30, OSHA-500 OR OSHA-510 course or equivalent†. Candidates who hold the designations of Construction Health and Safety Technician (CHST); Certified Safety Professional (CSP); or Associate Safety Professional (ASP) as awarded by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals, may substitute any of these credentials in lieu of the listed OSHA courses.

Option 3

  1. Associate or technical degree in safety with two years’ experience* in transportation construction industry.

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* Experience must be within five years of applying for certification. *Experience is defined as a job classification including, but not limited to, laborer, operator, foreperson, superintendent, project manager, construction manager, engineer, safety professional, risk manager, inspector, surveyor, or estimator. Internships qualify as experience. Experience must be within five years of applying for certification

† Individuals or organizations that desire to have a course considered as equivalent to an accepted OSHA course must submit documentation to the certification staff for review and approval.  Fees for course equivalency evaluation must be paid at the time documentary evidence is submitted.

For a course to be equated to OSHA courses, it must meet the following criteria:

  1. At least 10 hours of classroom instructional time;
  2. Instruction must include a minimum number of hours on the following topics:
    • Falls – 1.5 hours
    • Electrocution – 1 hour
    • Struck-by – 1.5 hours
    • Caught-In – 1 hour.
    • Topics for the remaining five (5) hours must align with items designated on the Exam Blueprint.
  3. Courses must be developed and taught by a government entity, accredited college or university, national trade association or labor union.
  4. Evidence of course completion must be submitted. Acceptable forms of evidence include training sign-in sheets, certificates of completion and employment records.  All evidentiary documentation must be signed and certified by the training provider, employer or other person other than the candidate.

*Experience is defined as a job classification including, but not limited to, laborer, operator, foreman, superintendent, project manager, construction manager, engineer, safety professional, risk manager, inspector, surveyor, or estimator. Internships qualify as experience. Experience must be within five years of applying for certification.