ASA Certification Programs

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American Staffing Association certification programs deliver the critical knowledge, credibility, and prestige that staffing and recruiting professionals need to thrive in their careers.

From the industry’s leading professional association comes the industry’s most respected professional credentials. ASA staffing certification programs are designed to cultivate the expertise and professionalism it takes to be a top practitioner in the staffing and recruiting industry.

Developed by teams of employment and labor law experts, staffing industry attorneys, and leaders in the staffing business, ASA certification represents the gold standard in professional credentials.

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ASA offers four different certification programs

Certified Staffing Professional®

An overarching credential that covers essential labor and employment law from a staffing perspective; covers federal law and state law for a selected state. No other industry certification program delves as deeply into the topics that matter most to staffing professionals and their clients.


ASA Technical Services Certified

Technical Services Certified℠

For staffing professionals who work in technical, information technology, and scientific staffing. The TSC program features all of the rigorous content in the CSP program, plus additional subject areas—per diem rules, worker classification, and H1-B visas. Anyone who earns the TSC credential automatically earns the CSP credential, too.


ASA Certified Search Consultant

Certified Search Consultant®

For search and placement professionals, the CSC program focuses on federal employment law specific to recruiters. Also includes state licensing and registration laws that affect direct hire firms.


ASA Certified Health Care Staffing Professional

Certified Health Care Staffing Professional®

CHP program features rigorous content focused on employment and labor law at the federal level for health care staffing and recruiting professionals. It is the essential credential for health care staffing professionals, certifying their expertise to work with both employees and clients within the bounds of federal laws and regulations.



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ASA Certification Programs Overview and Procedures

Click here to view and download the ASA Certified Staffing Professional®, Technical Services Certified℠, Certified Search Consultant®, and Certified Health Care Staffing Professional® programs overview and procedures.

This document contains information regarding

  • General program rules, overview, procedures, and purpose
  • Certification program eligibility and enrollment
  • Format of exam, study materials, and topics covered on the exams
  • Public recognition of your CSP®, TSC℠, CSC®, or CHP® status
  • Release of information pertaining to candidates and holders of CSP, TSC, CSC, or CHP credentials
  • Nondiscrimination policy
  • Continuing education requirements, supporting documentation, and credential renewal instructions
  • Reinstatement of credential after expiration
  • Decertification
  • ASA Code of Ethics and Good Practices
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