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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.

Become a Member of the CSP Class of 2022.

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How to Earn Your CSP

Applicant Checklist

Before You Apply

  • 1 Be a member of NSA or any of the GSF associations for a minimum of one continuous year. You cannot have a gap in your membership status.
  • 2 Have proof of attendance of one NSA/GSF Association convention within the last 10 years. (For NSA events, your NSA database record will substantiate.)
  • 3 You must have attended, or listened to, the audio recordings of the three required CSP educational sessions.

How to Apply

Step 1:
Fill the Online Application

Applications must be submitted by Jan. 10, 2023, at 11:59pm EST.

Step 2:
Take Required CSP Sessions and Answer Questionnaire

  • Login into NSA OnDemand
  • Click on the My Learning button
  • Watch the video recordings of the three required CSP educational sessions

Step 3:

  • Fill out your presentation spreadsheet documenting a minimum of 250 paid presentations.
  • Your spreadsheet must also demonstrate that for five of the past ten years, you earned a minimum of $50,000 for your speaking engagements.

Step 4:

  • An invoice of $375 will be added to your NSA account within three business days of submitting your application form, or you can call NSA HQ at 480-968-2552 to make a payment.
  • You will need to pay this invoice before we begin reviewing your application and documents.

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 = 8 credits
  • Winter Conference = 4 credits
  • CSP/CPAE = 8 credits
  • Chapter Membership = 1 credit/year; maximum 5 credits
  • Pay the $200 administrative fee
  • Have continuous membership in NSA and/or GSF member associations

Lifetime CSP status is available for speakers age 65 and older who have renewed their CSP
designation at least once and continue to maintain NSA/GSF membership without interruption.