Certified Senior Advisor (CSA)

Designation Essentials
Status Currently offered and recognized by the issuing organization.
Issuing Organization Society of Certified Senior Advisors
Qualification and Educational Requirements
Prerequisites Candidates must meet one of the following requirements:
  • Complete the CSA course or its training equivalent AND have one year of paid work experience working with seniors OR 50 hours of volunteering with seniors in the last three years
  • Have two years of paid work experience working with seniors OR 100 hours of volunteer experience with seniors within the last three years
  • Have a certificate or degree in a field related to working with seniors from an accredited college or university
Education Requirements Completion of CSA Course or certification/degree requirements per prerequisite options cited above
Examination Type Online exams and final proctored certification exam (closed book)
Continuing Education Requirements 30 CSA credits every three years
Verification and Complaints
Check Professional Status Online Online, Click on Find a CSA
Investor Complaint Process Online at File a Complaint
Published List of Disciplined Designees Yes at Board Revocations
Accredited By National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA)