Speaker Accreditation

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 memberservices@nsaspeaker.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,sarah@nsaspeaker.org .

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.

Member

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

Queries

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

Membership Status

You have a passion for  speaking and growing your speaking business and we have the tools, techniques and professional connections to help you. Our members have all been where you are today. We have all asked the same questions – Where do I start to become a Professional Speaker? How do I get speaking gigs? Where can I learn more? Where can I practise in a safe environment and still get relevant feedback? How do I set up a speaking business? Once I join, what do I need to do to improve my speaking abilities? How do I progress along the membership path for recognition? How can I give back?

We are here to help you achieve greater levels of of success. We know how lonely it can be when you are travelling and how rewarding it can be when you get applauded after a fantastic talk.

There are a number of membership categories. The four in the diagram is a demonstration of how you as a Speaker can progress to become a CSP (Certified Speaking Professional).  Honorary memberships and Lifetime memberships are conferred by the National Board/Executive Committee. All other memberships require an application and the meeting of specific requirements.

We have an accreditation process for Speakers and this path is followed as your Speaking Business and skills grow.

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) designation is awarded, accepted and acknowledged internationally.

NSANZ’s Member and Professional Member designations are awarded in New Zealand, and provide a pathway to achieving Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) accreditation.

The pathway closely matches that of the National Speakers Association of Australia.

All designations are only valid while a person is a financial member of NSANZ or one of the GSF associations. If a member ceases to be a member of any affiliated association, their designation is removed and they must remove it from all their marketing materials and products. If a person rejoins an affiliated association, they must re-apply for their designation.

The designation will normally be restored provided the returning member can show that he or she is still an active professional speaker and has done nothing that might damage the reputation of NSA New Zealand.

The executive will decide each application on its merits.

Accreditation Criteria and Application Process

  • Certified Speaking Professional
  • Professional Member of NSANZ
  • Member of NSANZ
  • Provisional Membership
  • Benefits of Accreditation

Certified Speaking Professional – recognised internationally

Applications for CSP accreditation are processed and approved or declined by the National Speakers Association of Australia (NSAA). Click on links to download forms

To attain the CSP designation a professional speaker must satisfy criteria which require them to have achieved the highest levels of eloquence, expertise and enterprise, and have derived significant, and consistent, income in their own right as a keynote speaker, presenter, trainer, facilitator, or master of ceremonies (MC) over an extended period.

Professional Member of NSANZ

Click on links to download forms

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 eloquence, expertise and enterprise as assessed by NSANZ’s Accreditation Assessment panel.

From 1 July 2010 the designation ‘Professional Member’ replaced the designation of Accredited Professional Speaker (APS).

Accredited Member of NSANZ

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  • Accredited Members Application Form
  • Evaluation of Accredited Member Presentation

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.

Member

A  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 no particular experience or qualifications need be demonstrated to become a Provisional Member, however, Provisional Members must agree to abide by the NSANZ Code of Ethics.

Provisional  members are strongly encouraged to undertake Professional Development opportunities and to apply for accreditation as appropriate.  Provisional Members must not use the NSANZ logo or refer to their member ship of NSANZ in any way other than ‘Member’ on any promotional or other materials.

 

NSANZ Accreditation Assessment Panel

Applications for the designation of Member and Professional 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

Queries

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