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Motivational Speakers

Certification, Licensing, and Special Requirements

Certification or Licensing

To increase their credibility and marketing appeal, many motivational speakers seek certification to demonstrate their skills and experience. The National Speakers Association offers the certified speaking professional (CSP) designation to professional speakers with many years of experience making money from speeches. Applicants must meet high standards, including meeting certain educational requirements, having five years of public speaking experience, giving at least 100 presentations to audiences of 15 or more, working with a specified number of different clients, and earning a minimum gross speaking income.

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