Certified Speaking Professional Accreditation

The Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) accreditation is an international designation that recognises the experience and professional capability of Australia’s leading speakers.

CSP Accredited members have a proven track record of capturing the audience and consistently delivering value from the platform. They have achieved a high level of experience and success in their business and are positioned as leaders in the industry.

The accreditation program is an essential element in continuing to improve and advance the speaking profession and industry nationally.

The CSP accreditation will only remain valid while a person is a financial member of Professional Speakers Australia or one of the GSF associations.

Rael Bricker speaking on stage

Requirements for the CSP Accreditation

  • A CSP applicant must have been a financial member of PSA for a minimum of six months prior to applying.
  • The threshold income required for application is $80,000 in each of five of the past eight years, being a total of $400,000+. (The qualification period of eight years acknowledges the impact of COVID and applies to applications received between Jan 2021 – Dec 2028. From 2029 the period will revert to seven years)
  • Presentations which are used for the purposes of seeking the CSP designation must attract a minimum fee of $1000 or equivalent in presentation generated income (PGI).
  • You have attended at least 3 PSA events (total) during the years for which you claim the income.
  • The minimum number of presentations required to achieve the threshold is 5 in each year.
  • Applications must include a full length DVD/video/ digital recording of the applicant presenting to a live, paying audience. 
  • If a speaker achieves the total threshold in income ($400,000) in less than five years (but at least over 2 years), then provided they meet all other requirements, may apply when these thresholds are reached

For more detailed information, please click here.

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How to apply for accreditation

Ensure you meet the criteria, gather the relevant information, make the payment of the accreditation application fee (admin will provide an invoice on request) and submit your online application form (See button below).

Applications normally take 1 – 2 months to process.

Successful applicants will be notified and awarded their certificate, medal, digital assets and the rights to use the logos in their marketing materials. 

If you have any questions please contact our team on 1300 739 993 (International callers phone +61 2 9186 7678) or email us  admin@professionalspeakers.org.au


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