What is a CSP?

The Certified Speaker Professional designation is conferred by the National Speakers Association to those speakers who have met strict qualifications.  It is a mark of experience and skill which professional speakers carry with pride. Professional speakers who have earned the CSP designation bring a proven track record of experience and expertise to your meeting. When you book a CSP, you can be sure of receiving the very best in experience and expertise. 

See what others are saying about the CSP designation. . .

"When I see the CSP designation, I recognize it as the hallmark of a speaking professional who has met the impressive and high expectations required to earn the certification. Our audiences have never been disappointed in the powerful, relevant messages delivered in educational sessions conducted by CSPs."

Nancy A. Woolever, PHR
Society of Human Resource Management

"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 Plum
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 industry."

Marolyn Wright
Program Resources

"When I have a choice of a speaker who is a CSP or not, I will select the speaker who is a CSP."

Michelle Lemmons
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."

William Bess
Mfgrs. Representatives of America