CSP Certification

CSP Certification

The following are requirements to earn recognition as a Certified Supervision Professional (CSP):

1.  Prerequisites:

Participants interested in this certification need to be in one of the following categories:

1.1.  Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF);

1.2.  Human Services-Board Certified Practitioner (HS-BCP);

1.3.  Board Certified Coach (BCC);

1.4.  Graduate degree (master’s/doctorate) in social sciences (e.g., psychology, social work, counseling, sociology, education, management, human resources);

1.5.  At least 300 hours of documented direct contact with clients or supervisees, as a helping professional, human resource specialist or manager.

2.  Participation to the 120-hour supervision training

3.  Submission of the supervision portfolio and complete the practical evaluation

4.  Adherence to a Code of Ethics

5.  Application for the CSP certification




CSP Maintenance

Being certified implies commitment to lifelong learning in order to maintain an appropriate level of knowledge and skills. To recertify after three years, a CSP needs to document:

–  60 hours of supervision provided to practitioners;

–  20 hours of continuous education pertaining to the supervision areas of competency (or related fields).


CSP Certification Benefits

For supervisors:

–   Set of skills and tools for individual, triadic and group supervision

–   Increased awareness of beliefs, roles, and factors that can influence the supervision process

–   Awareness about the role of supervision in continuing professional development

For supervisees:

–   Ability to organize a system for peer supervision and to conduct such sessions

–   Increased ability for self-supervision

For employers:

–   Increased client satisfaction

–   Decreased burn out among employees