Profile of a CSRP

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Certification Process

The RISE CSRP Certification Process involves six steps—all of which must be completed successfully in order to earn certification.

  1. Assess your readiness
  2. Choose an eligibility track
  3. Complete an application
  4. Submit application and payment
  5. Receive notification of eligibility/ineligibility
  6. Take and pass the exam

1. Assess your readiness

Review the CSRP Job Task Analysis, Sample Exam Questions found in the CSRP Study Guide and assess your readiness to take the certification exam

2. Choose an eligibility track

Review the eligibility tracks and choose the track that fits you best.

3. Complete an application

Complete the application form, including the required appendices, and signing the form. The required appendices are based on your eligibility track and may include copies of:

  • Transcripts
  • Diplomas
  • Course completion certificates
  • Additional sheets describing employment history, experience and training (as needed)

Note: Please send copies of official documents relating to education or training. RISE will keep these documents for its records. They will not be returned to you.

4. Submit application and payment

Send all application materials and payment to:
Mail: RISE CSRP—Applications
10255 W. Higgins Road, Suite 600
Rosemont, IL 60018
Fax: (847) 493-7975

If you are applying with the intent of scheduling to take the certification exam on a specific date, your application must be received by the application deadline for that exam administration published on the RISE Website. The application deadline is generally three months before each exam date.

5. Receive notification of eligibility/ineligibility

Your application will be reviewed to determine whether you meet the employment, experience, education and training requirements and are eligible to take the CSRP exam. You will be informed of your eligibility by mail.

Eligible: If your application is approved, you will receive an exam scheduling form showing the next scheduled exam date and the exam rules. To take the next scheduled exam, you must return the exam scheduling form and submit the examination fee by the deadline shown on the form. Your application is active for 24 months from the date of the letter sent to you confirming your eligibility to take the exam.

Ineligible: If your application is not approved, you will receive a letter explaining the reasons the application was deemed ineligible. You may reapply by correcting and resubmitting the application. A $150 application fee also must be submitted with the revised application.

6. Take the exam

Take and pass the RISE CSRP certification exam.

If you do not pass the exam, you will be permitted to retake the exam multiple times within 24 months of the date of notification of your eligibility to take the exam. For each subsequent attempt, you must pay a re-examination fee of $100. After the 24-month period ends, you will be required to reapply as a new applicant to take the exam.

Once you achieve the certification, you will be entitled to use the RISE CSRP certification mark (within guidelines) and you will receive a certificate in the mail.


CSRP certification is valid for three years; once certified, a person must meet the published standards, policies and requirements for ongoing recertification to renew his or her certified status at the end of the three-year period. To apply for recertification, complete the recertification application.

Candidate Handbook
Job Task Analysis
CSRP Study Guide
Recertification Application
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