What eligibility documentation is needed for the CESP™ application?

Candidates for CESP  certification show proof of their eligibility at the time of application.

Applicants for certification must provide the following documentation when applying:

  1. Education Requirement:
    • High school (or equivalent) diploma or transcript. Note that a transcript or diploma from postsecondary education can be submitted in lieu of high school or equivalent. PDF or .jpg files are accepted.
  2. Experience Requirement:
    • Resume: An updated resume reflecting their experience as an Employment Support Professional. PDF or Word files are accepted.
    • Written recommendation from current or previous employer(s) to verify you meet the work experience requirement. The application will provide a space for you to enter the email address of the individual who will be verifying your information. 
  3. Code of Conduct:
    • Each applicant must agree to and sign the Code of Conduct included in the application.

If you have questions around your eligibility,  click the contact link in the upper right-hand corner. If you submit your application and are deemed ineligible to sit for the exam based on the requirements, you will be refunded your application fee minus a nonrefundable $40 application processing fee.

The proof of eligibility is not required for current CESP certificants  looking to recertify by exam.

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