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Certified Student Loan Professional (CSLP)

Designation Essentials
Status Currently offered and recognized by the issuing organization.
Designation Notes

Formerly known as Certified Student Loan Advisor (CSLA).

Issuing Organization Certified Student Loan Advisors Board of Standards
Qualification and Training Requirements

Two years of industry experience in financial services OR a Bachelor's degree in business or finance from an accredited college or university.


Hold a license and/or registration in a regulated financial services industry (brokerage, investment adviser services, insurance).

Designation Training Requirements

Multi-module self-study

Designation Exam Type

Final certification exam (online, proctored)

Continuing Education Requirements

Yes. Typically, annual completion of video module(s)

Verification and Complaints
Online Designation Resource

Online at Advisory Directory

Investor Complaint Process

Online at File a Complaint Against a CSLP

Published List of Disciplined Designees