Become A CSP

Achieve and Advance with CPSA’s Mark of Professional Excellence

For over 20 years, CPSA has set the bar for professional sales with North America’s only recognized sales designation.
Certified Sales Professionals (CSPs) represent the gold standard in sales, and have better career opportunities and higher earning potential:

  • 72% of CSPs rank in the top 25% of sales within their organizations
  • The majority surpass their annual sales quotas
  • Almost 50% earn more after completing the program

CSPs value the opportunity to learn what top performers know and get recognized for their commitment to being the best. And employers are increasingly demanding certification as the standard for new hires.

"It has helped me sell more, sell smarter and sell better.”
Rory, CSP Since 1995

Now, CPSA is partnering with industry to update and expand core knowledge and skills for every stage of your sales career, from entry to leadership, and help you move ahead.

We’re rolling out a new Graduated Certification Program that builds on our existing CSP to give you more options – and more support – for taking your sales career where you want to go.

From building strength in essential areas like Consultative Selling, Negotiation, and Relationship Management, to mastering Strategic Account Leadership and becoming an effective Sales Leader, we’ll prepare you to achieve more and advance faster than ever before.

"After 5 years in Sales I went through the CSP designation training. It allowed me to really concentrate on some of my weaknesses and break some bad habits. I became more organized and stayed focused on the true opportunities!”
Margaret, CSP Since 2002

CSP Requirements

Certification requirements will be changing as we roll out new levels, but professionals who earn a score of 85 or higher on their final CSP assessment by December 31, 2017 will have the option to fast track into new, career-enhancing designations. Until December 31, 2017, CSP candidates must have:

  • Minimum 2 years of verified sales experience
  • Education that demonstrates competence in Consultative Selling

Get Accredited

  • Complete the Education requirements.
  • Complete written and oral exams that test knowledge, application, and your ability to follow the consultative sales process
  • Agree to abide by the CPSA Sales Institute Code of Ethics
  • Pay a one-time Registration Fee

Maintain Your Designation 

  • Commit to at least 20 hours of professional development each year
  • Pay a small annual Maintenance Fee
  • Remain a member in good standing of the Canadian Professional Sales Association


Take the next step in your sales career

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"My CSP designation provides consistent recognition within our company, as all sales people are required to have it."

Cathy, CSP Since 2013

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