What is the CRSP®?

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
  • Active Listening
  • Objection Handling
  • Communication Skills

Testing has been created and proctored to establish:

  • Reliable Testing Measures
  • Industry Standard Procedures
  • Conflict of Interest Management
  • Impartiality
  • 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:

  • Recruiting Scenario
  • Preparation Assignment
  • Exam Scorecard
  • 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

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