Policies and Procedures

Cancellation Policy

Full refunds will be granted to written requests received by January 30, 2020 via email to CustomerService@assp.org or fax to +1 847-768-3434. No shows or cancellations received on or after January 31, 2020 will not receive a refund. For ASSP courses for which learning resources such as standards or videos are made available, refunds cannot be granted after the material components have been accessed or downloaded from ASSP's My Learning. If, for any reason, ASSP must cancel a course or event, liability is limited solely to the registration fees paid. ASSP is not responsible for other expenses incurred, including travel and accommodation fees. For more information regarding administrative policies, please contact ASSP’s Customer Service team at +1 847-699-2929.


ASSP is International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)-accredited. We comply with the ANSI/IACET standard that is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As such, we are authorized to issue the IACET CEU. To receive CEUs, attendees need to be present for the hours of the courses they select and participate in all learning activities provided by the instructor. Learning objectives will be assessed by providing feedback through evaluations, completing tests or quizzes, participating in discussions, and/or through presenting the results of a group project.

ASSP Course CEUs:

1-day course = 0.7 CEUs
2-day course = 1.4 CEUs
3-day course = 2.1 CEUs

BCSP Recertification Points:

The CEUs awarded by ASSP are equivalent in value to the Board of Certified Safety Professionals’ recertification points (e.g., 1.0 CEU = 1.0 recertification point).

ABIH CM Credit for CIH:

SafetyFOCUS learners may be eligible for American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH) certification maintenance (CM) credit. See the ABIH website for details.


SafetyFOCUS learners who hold the Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM) credential may be eligible for Institute of Hazardous Materials Management (IHMM) certificate maintenance points (CMPs). See IHMM’s website for details.


Registration and attendance at, or participation in, ASSP professional development events constitutes an agreement by the registrant to ASSP’s use and distribution of the attendee’s image or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions, and audio tapes of such events and activities.


Bring five or more colleagues from your company and save on the entire event. The more attendees you have and the earlier you register, the more you save. Note: If cancellations reduce your group size and change your discount level, we will bill each registrant for the difference between the discount applied and the next discount level. Rates vary based on registration date. Questions? Contact ASSP Account Manager Nancy O’Toole at +1 847-768-3466 or notoole@assp.org.

Special Needs

Include any physical or dietary special requests through our registration process. Whenever possible, arrangements will be made to accommodate your needs.


You must submit a complete registration form, along with full payment, for us to process your registration. We accept credit cards and checks made payable to the American Society of Safety Professionals.

Program Disclaimer

ASSP reserves the right to alter or remove items from the program. Instructors have prepared the SafetyFOCUS course material for the professional development of ASSP members and others in the occupational safety and health community. Neither the instructors nor ASSP can guarantee that the use of material presented will be adequate to discharge the legal or professional liability of the learners. All materials used in the preparation and delivery of presentations on behalf of ASSP are original materials created by the instructors or otherwise are materials that the instructors have all rights and authority to use and/or reproduce in connection with such presentation, and to grant the rights to ASSP as set forth in the instructor agreement. Subject to the rights granted in the instructor agreement, all applicable copyrights, trade secrets and other intellectual property rights in the materials are and remain with the instructors. Please note: Unauthorized recording of courses is prohibited.

Smoking policy

For the comfort and health of all attendees, smoking is not permitted at ASSP events.


There is a $25 substitution fee for each new attendee who replaces another previously registered individual. Submit substitutions in writing by January 30, 2020, to customerservice@assp.org, or send a fax to +1 847-768-3434. If pricing for the new attendee changes the total cost of attending the event, we will charge or refund you the difference.


Obtaining a visa is the sole responsibility of the attendee. Please contact the local government of the host country for details. Once we receive a paid registration, we are happy to provide a letter of invitation upon request.

SafetyFOCUS is an immersion in safety education with industry leaders who cover a wide range of topics that will help you excel at keeping workers in your industry safe.


Founded in 1911, the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) is the world’s oldest professional safety society. ASSP promotes the expertise, leadership and commitment of its members, while providing them with professional development, advocacy and standards development.

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