CUSP Points Maintenance Guidelines

Recertification Activity Types

Max Points per year

Description

Possible Points Earned

Documentation Needed

iP Safety Conference & Expo

Unlimited

Utility industry education event sponsored by Incident Prevention

Up to 20 CUSP points for attending the full conference

Get scanned at the conference or use the online form

Frontline Utility Leadership Classes

Unlimited

Utility industry educational classes produced by the iP Institute

Up to 10 CUSP Points for a 2-day class

Certificate of Completion of course or CUSP Program Director can verify

Frontline Utility Leadership Webinars

Unlimited

Utility industry educational webinars produced by iP the Institute

.4 CUSP points per webinar

CUSP Program Director can verify

iP Institute (online learning education)

Green CUSP - 10 points per year

Blue CUSP  - 7.5 points per year

Safety-related education courses produced by the iP Institute

1 CUSP point per one hours course

Certificate of Completion of course

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Unlimited

Safety-related education courses that are assigned CEUs

1 CEU = 4 CUSP points

Registration confirmation email,  

certificate or card issued

Other Safety Education

Unlimited

Participation in relevant safety-related education and seminars

1 Contact hour = .4 CUSP Point

Registration confirmation email,  

certificate or card issued

College or University Courses

Unlimited

Relevant safety or management courses

Maximum of 2 CUSP points per credit hour

Copy of Transcript

Achieving Relevant New

Certifications

Unlimited

Must be safety-related

Maximum of 30 points per certification

Copy of certificate, letter or card awarded

 

Volunteer Service to Safety Organization

(other than your own company)

5 CUSP

points per year

Examples: service as an officer, board or committee member of a national safety organization; member of an editorial board; or chair or member of conference organizing committee

Based on hours of volunteer service

Letter, meeting minutes, published document or other confirmation of volunteer service

Attending Professional Development Conferences**

Unlimited

Must have safety-related content

10 points max. Points based on contact hours and relevance of content

Registration confirmation email, agenda or other confirmation of attendance

Publications/Presentations

5 CUSP

points per year

Must be safety-related

Up to 5 CUSP points per activity

Copy of publication or presentation

Planning & Facilitating Safety Meetings

5 CUSP

points per year

Must be a minimum of 6 meetings per year

Up to 5 CUSP points

Copy of meeting agendas, minutes or sign-in sheets

Company Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP) Certification

10 CUSP

points per year

An OSHA Cooperative Program

Certification=10 points Recertification= 5 points

Copy of letter or certificate confirming new or recertification

Storm Restoration Work

10 CUSP

points per year

Participation in utility storm restoration work.

10 points per activity

Form submitted and approved

 

**Examples: EEI Occupational Safety & Health Conference, SWESE, IUOTA, NSC Safety Congress, Lineman’s Rodeo Safety Conference, ASSE