The AA-ISP and its Accreditation Board establish and maintain a set of requirements, standards, skills,
competencies, and final exam testing components that must be met for CRSP® eligibility.
The final exam itself is administered via a proctored, 3rd party testing organization, which assesses if an individual
is capable of performing the tasks required to be successful as a Recruiter Sales Professional (RSP).
The rigorous certification process sets a high bar that students can be measured by, educators can teach to, and
hiring companies find value in.
Why certify with CRSP®?
As part of the final exam, students must demonstrate the critical skills and competencies required to be an
effective Recruiter Sales Professional.
Some of these areas include how to properly conduct:
Preparation and Candidate Search – Researching Potential Candidates with LinkedIn (Completed Prior to Exam)
Intake Interview – Qualifying and Investigating Hiring Company Candidate Preferences
Candidate Interview – Qualifying and Investigating Candidate Interest and Requirements
Candidate Presentation – Proposing Candidates to Hiring Manager in a Compelling Manner
Testing has been created and proctored to establish:
Reliable Testing Measures
Industry Standard Procedures
Conflict of Interest Management
Objectivity of Certification Activities
Questions about the CRSP® Certification?
How to prepare for the CRSP®?
Prior to sitting for the assessment, each student is provided preparatory information via email including:
Assessment Scheduling Link
Candidates who do not pass the final exam may schedule a second exam after a 2-week "waiting period."
This allows time to review the coursework and focus on the areas which were identified as needing attention from
the original exam scorecard.
What are the requirements to take the CRSP®?
To maintain a high bar for industry standards around Recruiter Sales Professional skills and competencies, the AA-ISP requires certain
education and/or experience before applying for this Assessment and Certification.
Students must have completed and be able to show ONE of the following:
1. Minimum of 32 hours of Recruiter specific third-party online or instructor led training.
(This may include college “recruiter” programs)
2. 6 months or more employment experience in a Recruiting Coordinator or equivalent role