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.

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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. 
  • 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). 
  • 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 a keynote to a live, paying audience. 

For more detailed requirements please download the documents.

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How to apply for accreditation

Please ensure the forms and templates you are using are current. 

Ensure you meet the criteria, gather the relevant information, make the payment and send all documents to the National PSA Office.

Applications normally take 1 – 2 months to process.

Successful applicants will receive a certificate, medal and the rights to use the logos in their marketing materials. 

If you have any questions please email admin@professionalspeakers.org.au, who will forward them on to the person who can answer.

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