Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) Information
A Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) is an individual who has verified, extensive experience as an income-earning professional speaker. The CSP designation is earned through a combination of professional association, professional education, professional performance and professional business management standards. The CSP application process is designed to verify that speakers have met these standards.
To view the CSP Application click on the link below:
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CSP Candidate Information
The CSP Candidate program is an optional process for one who does not yet meet the full criteria for CSP. Applying through the CSP Candidate option allows applicants to begin the process of earning the CSP. Once an applicant has been approved as a CSP Candidate and if he/she applies for the CSP designation within the required time period, he/she may qualify using the requirements in place when approved as a Candidate or the requirements at the time of the final CSP application.
Of course, if you meet all the criteria for the CSP designation, you may submit the full application for CSP without becoming a Candidate.
To view the CSP Candidate Application click on the link below:
Documentation Tools for CSP and CSP Candidate Applications:
CSP and CSP Candidate Applications Deadline:
CSP and CSP Candidate applications must be received at NSA headquarters by January 12, 2013 (not postmarked by January 12, 2013.)
CSP Renewal of Certification Information
Once you have obtained the CSP designation, you will be required to maintain the designation through a simple ongoing process. The CSP designation must be renewed every five years by maintaining professional association and continuing professional education.
To view the CSP Renewal of Certification Application click on the link below:
CSP Renewal of Certification Application Deadline:
The CSP Renewal of Certification application deadline date is August 31 in the year of your renewal.
Submit completed applications to:
National Speakers Association ATTN:CSP 1500 South Priest Drive
Tempe, Arizona 85281
Official CSP Sponsor: