CE 1101: CHST® Exam Prep Course

CE 1101 Course Description

The CHST (Construction Health and Safety Technician) is a relatively new certification dealing with construction safety principles and practices. The CHST® is also jointly sponsored by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals. It is designed for practitioners who fill job site safety positions on construction projects.

The course itself has only a representation of CHST® study questions and the “Study Guide” (workbook provided to student upon successful completion of the course) contains the bulk of the study questions. The questions used in the course represent high probability questions or questions seen regularly but there are hundreds more that can make up your 200 question test. 
Additional self-study (recommended 80+ hours upon completion of course) will be required in order to be fully qualified to pass the CHST® examination. Upon completion of this course, one CHST® Self Study Workbook will be provided to students as a PDF document via email. Please allow 48 hours for processing after completing the course to receive this email containing the workbook.

Students should work through these problems on their own before attempting the exam, and the course instructor is available for questions students have while working through the additional workbook.

Students will gain knowledge about:

  • Safety program management and administration
  • OSHA regulations and inspections
  • Training and orientation
  • Hazard communication
  • Inspections and audits
  • Job hazard analysis/pre-job planning
  • Accident investigation
  • Record keeping requirement

CHST® Certification Exam Information:

The 200 question certification exam is administered through the Board of Certified Safety Professional. To find more information about the exam application process, please visit

CHST Certification Exam Requirements:

  • All individuals applying for the CHST® must have a high school diploma or GED
  • CHST® candidates must have 3 years of experience where at least 35% of primary job duties involving safety, health and environmental practice related to the construction industry.

Prerequisites to take CHST® Exam Prep Course with CSU: Although there are no course prerequisites, we recommend that students have a TI-30XIIS calculator before beginning course work. Students will also need access to speakers/headphones due to audio presentations built within course.

Course Cost: $550

Note: CE courses are not eligible for Federal Financial Aid, Military Tuition Assistance or Learning Partner Discounts.

CEUs Earned Upon Course Completion: 3.3

Course Textbook: NO TEXTBOOK. Everything that students will need to complete the course is built within.

Course Length: This course is a 10 week, self-paced, open enrollment course. Once students complete each assignment in the course with a 70% or higher, they will receive a certificate of completion that will list the CEUs earned, as well as a downloadable workbook with additional practice problems to continue your study efforts before testing. Course must be paid for in full before students are eligible to receive certificate of completion and additional digital workbook.

Students can apply for an extension if the course is not completed within the alloted 10 week time frame. If students do not complete all assignments with a 70% or higher within 10 weeks, they will be removed from the course if an extension is not applied for. Students will have unlimited access to the course material for additional studying efforts, as long as they complete all assignments with a 70% or higher in the 10 week period.

Additional Course Information: Students will review the presentations provided in each of the 7 units and complete an assessment on the unit content. Students will not be able to move to the next unit until they have successfully passed the previous unit assessment with a 70% or higher to ensure students are grasping concepts. We encourage students to reach out to the instructor if they are struggling with certain concepts.

Our prep course reviews mathematical concepts and safety competencies covered on the CHST exam.  It is HIGHLY recommended that students study an additional 80+ hours after completing the prep course by continuing to run-through material covered in the course & working the practice problems provided in the digital workbook, prior to taking the BCSP Construction Health and Safety Technician Exam.

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