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Renewing the SSE Program Mark

  • Renewal Fees


    Upon payment of the renewal application fee, in the case of firms with one or multiple offices, NSC will assess the staffing firm's headquarters plus branch offices selected randomly according to a sliding scale, not to exceed six offices. Branch offices may be different from those evaluated for the initial assessment.

    Renewal Application Fees:

    Company is ASA & NSC member

    ​Company is an ASA member

    ​Company is not an ASA member

    ​$695

    ​$795

    ​$1,590


    Renewal assessment fees will be determined based on corporate size and structure and range from $3,470 to $16,845.

    Renewal Requirements and Process


    To continue using the Mark, staffing firms must renew their commitment to, and demonstration of, safety standards every two years on either Jan. 1 or July 1. It is expected staffing firms earning use of the Mark will show improvement in subsequent assessments, even when different branch offices are selected for the renewal assessment.

    Firms that first earn the Mark with a score greater than 2.3 but less than 2.7 will be expected to show improvements above their previous score (any improvement) to renew use of the Mark. Firms that first earn the Mark with a score of greater than 2.7 will need to maintain a score in the 2.7-3.0 range to renew use of the Mark.

    If a firm does not meet the renewal guidelines, reassessment(s) can be performed (renewal assessment fees will apply) within a period of three months, during which time they will continue to have rights to use the Mark. With renewals involving multiple branch offices, the staffing firm will have the option of "throwing out" the lowest-scoring branch office's score and replacing it with the score of a not-previously-assessed branch office of the consultant's choosing. If a second reassessment is not performed within the three-month timeframe or if the scores still are not found to show improvement, the staffing firm will need to wait one year before applying for renewal again.

    Renewal Deadlines 


    Renewal deadlines are based on when the program Mark is first earned. It's recommended a firm begin the renewal process at least six months from the date in the right-hand column to allow time for on-site visits.

    ​Date SSE Mark is Earned ​Date Renewal Must be Achieved (assessments complete)
    July 1, 2016 to Dec. 31, 2016​​Jan. 1, 2019
    ​Jan. 1, 2017 to June 30, 2017​July 1, 2019
    ​July 1, 2017 to Dec. 31, 2017​Jan. 1, 2020
    ​Jan. 1, 2018 to June 30, 2018​July 1, 2020
    ​July 1, 2018 to Dec. 31, 2018​Jan. 1, 2021
    ​Jan. 1, 2019 to June 30, 2019​July 1, 2021
    ​July 1, 2019 to Dec. 31, 2019​Jan. 1, 2022

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