Certified Speaking Professionals



What is a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP)?

The Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation, conferred by the National Speakers Association (NSA), is the speaking profession’s international measure of professional platform skill. Fewer than 7 percent of NSA’s 3,000 members have earned the CSP. The CSP designation is earned through demonstrating competence in a combination of standards:

Meeting Professionals: CSPs Make Your Job Easier!

Professional speakers who have earned the CSP designation bring a proven track record of experience and expertise to you meetings and events. Every CSP must

What Meeting Planners 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.” – Brad Plumb – North American Speakers Bureau, Inc


“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 different in the meetings industry.” – Marolyn Wright –Program Resources


“I always consider the CSP designation the hallmark of professional excellence. The CSPs that we have selected 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.” William Bess – Mfgrs. Representatives of America