What is a Certified
The Certified Speaking
Professional (CSP) designation, conferred by the National
Speakers Association and the International Federation for
Professional Speakers, is the speaking profession's
of professional platform skill.
The CSP designation is earned
through demonstrating competence in a combination of standards:
Speakers must be members of
NSA or another IFFPS organization for at least three years and
complete a rigorous application process to earn the CSP
Certified Speaking Professionals Make Your Job Easier!
Think the caliber of
presenters you select for your event is important?
Professional speakers who
have earned the CSP designation bring a proven track record of
experience and expertise to your meeting.
As speakers go through the
five-year process of becoming certified, they are required to:
What Do People Who
Hire Speakers Say About the CSP?
"CSP is an insurance
policy toward the meeting planner's success. The CSP designation
is a qualifier in the mind of the astute planner."
North American Speakers Bureau, Inc.
"I am a CMP (Certified Meeting Professional). I believe strongly
in designations. It says you are committed to the profession.
When I have equal speakers, I will take the CSP first over the
non-CSP. Yes, CSP does make a difference in selecting speakers."
Betty E. Garrett, CMP
Garrett Speakers International
"You know CSPs have achieved a certain discipline that
puts them in a category all their own; they have passed the test
of longevity; they have proven themselves. It makes a difference
today and will continue to make a difference in the meetings
"When I have a choice of a speaker who is a CSP or not,
I will select the speaker who is a CSP."
International Speakers Bureau, Inc.
"I always consider the CSP designation the hallmark of
professional excellence. The CSPs that we have selected have
never disappointed our audiences."
Barbara S. Sadek
The Society for Human Resources Management
"It's truly an indication that a speaker has achieved a
higher level of professionalism. It's something we look for
first. I reduce my risk by hiring someone with a CSP."
Mfgrs. Representatives of America