Certified Professional Environmental Auditors (CPEAs) and Certified Professional Safety Auditors (CPSAs) ensure that operating and management systems are in place and followed to protect human health, safety, and the environment.

What is the Certified Professional Environmental Auditor (CPEA) credential?

The Certified Professional Environmental Auditor (CPEA) credential demonstrates one’s practice of today’s ever-changing EHS regulations and related auditing procedures, processes, and techniques. BGC will only grant the CPEA to practitioners who achieve the requirements for education and experience, agree to abide by, and through examination, demonstrate both general auditing knowledge by passing an exam of general auditing practice and professional-level knowledge and skills by passing multiple-choice and essay exams in one of four specialty areas:

  • Environmental Compliance
  • Health and Safety
  • Management Systems


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What is the Certified Process Safety Auditor (CPSA) credential?

During the course of chemical processes, unintentional releases of chemicals, energy, or other potentially dangerous materials can occur. Process Safety refers to the prevention of these unintentional releases, which can have a serious effect on the planet and the environment. Process Safety is a disciplined framework for managing the integrity of operating systems and processes that handle hazardous substances in an effort to prevent and control events that have the potential to release hazardous materials and energy. Process safety can include, but is not limited to, addressing:

  • Prevention of leaks
  • Spills
  • Equipment malfunction
  • Over-pressures
  • Over-temperatures
  • Corrosion
  • Metal fatigue


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