CSP® (Certified Speaking Professional™)

Be Recognized at the Highest Level: Get Certified

As a professional member of National Speakers Association® (NSA), you have an opportunity to earn your CSP designation. This is the speaking profession’s highest earned international measure of professional platform competence. With this designation, meeting professionals looking to hire the best of the best will see your commitment to the profession, know you have top-notch speaking ability, and a track record of professionalism and success. Less than 15 percent of NSA members worldwide have achieved the CSP designation. You earn this designation by mastering the four professional competencies adopted by the NSA Board of Directors: Eloquence, Expertise, Enterprise, and Ethics.

Start the process to earn your CSP for 2019 submission.

The 2019 Application Period is September 3, 2018 to January 14, 2019, 12:00pm PST. *Your application will be reviewed following receipt of payment. Non-refundable application fee: $375.00.


Renewing Your CSP Designation

  • Deadline to renew your CSP is December 31, 2018
  • Renew every five (5) years
  • Earn 24 NSA and/or Global Speakers Federation (GSF) education credits in each five-year renewal period
  • $200 Administrative fee
  • Membership in NSA and/or GSF member associations must be continuous
Lifetime CSP

Lifetime CSP status is available for speakers age 60 and older who have renewed their CSP designation at least once and continue to maintain NSA/GSF membership without interruption.

For questions about CSP or to submit documents, please email certification@NSASpeaker.org.

The 2018 CSP online portion of the application process will be available after September 1, 2017.