Accreditation is recognition by your peers of your ability and service as required by NSANZ and global standards.
NSANZ Accreditation Pathway:
The accreditation pathway encourages the development and recognition of your speaking professional’s skills, expertise and business achievements.
The ‘Certified Speaking Professional’ (CSP), Global CSP and Professional Member designations are awarded, accepted and acknowledged internationally.
NSANZ’s Accredited Member designation is awarded in New Zealand, and provide a pathway to achieving Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) accreditation.
The pathway closely matches that of the Professional Speakers Association of Australia.
All designations are only valid while a person is a financial member of NSANZ. If a member ceases to be a member, their designation is removed and they must remove the NSANZ logo and references from all their marketing materials and products. If a person rejoins an affiliated association, they must re-apply for their designation.
The executive will decide each application on its merits.
Certified Speaking Professional and Professional Member Applications
Current members in good standing with any sister association who wish to explore Professional Membership with NSA can simply email us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
The procedure is to verify current membership with a GSF sister association and offer either a listing on our site at $25.00 annually or Dual Professional Membership at $232.50 annually. Either payment can be faxed , mailed or phoned with no additional supporting documentation.
International Professional Members in good standing of sister associations are deemed as meeting NSA’s Professional Membership requirements with no additional documentation. Dual Membership carries the same benefits as domestic Professional Membership, including the ability to use NSA’s Professional logo in marketing. (Member benefits are clickable from theHOME page at www.nsaspeaker.org for greater detail.)
International CSP applicants must be members in good standing of NSA’s sister organizations for 12 consecutive months. There are other requirements detailed on the CSP page on NSA’s site. The application period typically begins in late September each year and closes approximately the second week of January annually. Applications are then reviewed by the board and CSPs are awarded at Influence, NSA’s annual premiere event (national convention) in late July each year.
The CSP page can be found under Member Benefits from the HOME page on NSA’s site. For your convenience here is a direct link: http://www.nsaspeaker.org/certifications/ . This contains the application as well as summary information and links for supporting documentation and an FAQ page. For more detailed information, here’s a direct link to the FAQ page:http://www.nsaspeaker.org/certifications-faq/ or contact NSA’s CSP staff liaison, Sarah Best,email@example.com .
The detail for applying for CSP accreditation can be found by clicking on the link on the PSA Accreditation webpagehttp://www.professionalspeakers.org.au/programs/accreditation/
PSA is in a state of change though, and there will no longer be an accreditation process for Professional Member for PSA. We will have the designation of Member and to achieve this, people will need to provide statutory declaration evidence that they meet the requirements we have put in place. This however, has not been updated as yet on the website – hopefully it will be soon. I hope this makes some sense.
Professional Member of NSANZ
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The designation of Professional Member is awarded to speaking professionals who are actively involved in deriving consistent income in their own right as a keynote speaker, presenter, trainer, facilitator, or master of ceremonies (MC) and, who demonstrate a high level of ethics, eloquence, expertise and enterprise as assessed by NSANZ’s Accreditation Assessment panel.
Accredited Member of NSANZ
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The designation of Accredited Member is awarded to speaking professionals who are deriving some income as a keynote speaker, presenter, trainer, facilitator, or master of ceremonies (MC) and who demonstrate a base level of eloquence, expertise and enterprise as assessed by NSANZ’s assessment panel.
Membership status is available for individuals who want to explore whether professional speaking is for them, and professional speakers who have yet to meet the requirements for accreditation.
Currently there are no particular experience or qualifications required to become a Member, however, Members must agree to abide by the NSANZ Code of Ethics when applying and paying for membership
Members are strongly encouraged to undertake Professional Development opportunities and to apply for accreditation as appropriate. Members must not use the NSANZ logo or refer to their membership of NSANZ in any way other than ‘Member’ on any promotional or other materials.
NSANZ Accreditation Assessment Panel
Applications for the designation of Accredited Member are processed and approved or declined by the Accreditation Assessment Panel within the National Speakers Association of New Zealand (NSANZ).
Benefits of Accreditation
Use of logo: Members, Professional Members and those with CSP accreditation (but not provisional members) may use the official NSANZ logo and state their member class/designation on their documentation, proposals, websites, and products.
A detailed profile / information on publicly searchable NSANZ/NSAA speaker database(s)
Special rates on chapter/branch meetings, workshops, events, professional development series modules and the NSAA National Convention.
Special rates for member-to-member advertising and promotional opportunities
Accredited member only events: Eligibility to attend Member, Professional Member or Certified Speaking Professional specific events
Recognition of your ability as a speaking professional by your peers and others with an interest in the professional speaking industry
Eligibility to be considered for a senior executive role on Chapter/Branch and National Executive committees
The ‘Guidelines and Requirements’ documents for both Member and Professional Member accreditation levels have been created to provide answers to queries regarding the process, standards and criteria for accreditation as fully as possible. If you have any queries regarding accreditation after reading the guidelines please contact the National Secretariat in the first instance: Email National Secretariat
Ph: +64 9 419 004