Be Recognized at the Highest Level.

Elevate Your Impact, Influence, & Income

By earning your CSP® (Certified Speaking Professional™) designation, you can prove to meeting professionals that you are among the top echelon of professional speakers who have earned this international designation that only about 17 percent of NSA members worldwide have earned.

With this designation, meeting professionals looking to work with the best speakers will see your commitment to the profession and know you have the top-notch speaking ability with a track record of professionalism and success.

Before You Apply

  • 1 Have you attended an NSA/GSF Association event within the last 10 years?
  • 2 Have you read the "How to Earn Your CSP Guide" & "CSP Applicant Checklist" below?

How to Earn Your CSP Guide

CSP Applicant Checklist

Check out our FAQ's for more information to help you navigate the application process.

How to Apply

Applications and all supporting documents must be submitted by Jan. 10, 2023, by Midnight PST.

Step 1:
Fill out and submit the CSP Application Interest Form

Please complete the Interest Form if this is your first time applying, you are re-applying or believe you are eligible for re-application.

After completing the Interest Form, a staff member will reach out to you in Step 2.

Step 2:
Review of the Application Process & Payment Processed in Full

An NSA staff member will contact you either via email or by phone to review the application process and requirements with you.

The current non-refundable application fees are as follows:

  • NSA (and GSF-affiliates) Member Fee: $375
  • Non-Member Fee (U.S.): $750
  • Non-Member Fee (Int'l): $USD based on the United Nations median salary survey.

Step 3:
Application Confirmation & Welcome to Phase One

This is the Enterprise/Administrative phase and includes a review of the following areas: completion of the requisite number of presentations during five (5) of the last 10 years, the necessary income levels derived from these presentations and verification of your presentations. Refer to our Class of 2023 CSP Application Process video for detailed instruction.

You will be required to submit all supporting documents; including but not limited to the following:

Upon completion and approval of your Phase One application, you will be notified of your advancement to Phase Two.

Ready to Become a Member of the CSP Class of 2023?

Complete and submit the interest form below. For questions please email CSPadmin@NSASpeaker.org.

Renewing Your
CSP Designation?

Earning the CSP designation is a demanding process.

  • Renew every five (5) years
  • Earn 24 NSA and/or Global Speakers Federation (GSF) education credits in each five-year renewal period
  • Influence/GSF Affiliate Event = 8 credits
  • Thrive Winter Workshop = 4 credits
  • CSP/CPAE Summit = 8 credits
  • Local Chapter Event Attendance = 1 credit per event; up to 12 credits annually

CSP Emeritus status is available for speakers age 65 and older who have renewed their CSP designation at least once and have completed the CSP Applicant Oath.

Frequently Asked Questions