Certified School Safety Specialists: Intermediate Level School Safety Certification
“Developed by School Safety Experts, CSSS recognizes educators,support staff and security professionals whose duties include performing school safety and security activities. It’s ideal for teachers, transportation or playground supervisors, and maintenance supervisors.”

Few universities include environmental, health and safety curriculum for educations, yet many school boards, administrators, and security personnel are involved in risk management activities.

The Certified School Safety Specialist credential takes a practical approach to increasing the level of professionalism for educators, facilities managers, and security personnel who are involved in carrying out safety and security activities in school environments.

Developed by subject matter experts in occupational health and safety and education, with the support of NASSLEO, this certification is the first of its kind for safety professionals working in education.


  • Validation of school safety skills and knowledge.
  • Recognition of on-the-job experience.
  • Meets employer requirements for career advancement.
  • Peace-of-Mind for School Boards, Parents, and Patrons.


CSSM exams will evaluate knowledge of:

  • Hazard Analysis
  • Incident Investigations
  • Safety Audits
  • Surveys
  • Other Safety and Security management topics
  • Degreed Professionals in Education, Safety, or Security Related Fields + as little as 2 years of experience
  • Other Degreed Professionals + some experience depending on education level
  • Hold CSHM or Equivalent Certification = Eligible to Sit for Exam
  • Options for other Certified Professionals
  • Valid Government Issued Identification” is required for Certification.
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