Candidates who successfully complete all certification requirements become Certified Senior Advisors (CSAs). The Society of Certified Senior Advisors®(SCSA) ensures that CSAs uphold the standards of the CSA Code of Professional Responsibility (monitored and enforced by the CSA Board of Standards), fulfill requirements for continuing education, and continue to learn about important issues facing seniors. Membership in SCSA benefits all CSAs and supports the integrity of the certification.
Requirements for Renewing Your CSA Certification
There are three requirements each CSA must complete by their member expiration date. They are as follows:
- Complete the Annual Renewal Statement
Every year you will need to complete a CSA Membership Renewal Statement. This statement includes questions involving any legal or regulatory issues that have come up in connection with your business practices over the past year. It confirms there have been no changes in your status since you first became a CSA. The Statement underscores the ongoing responsibility that all CSAs have to conduct their business legally and ethically.
- Submit the Annual Renewal Fee
The regular annual membership renewal fee is $195. If you renew upon receipt of your first notice, you pay only $179.
- Fulfilling the CSA CE Requirement
To recertify their certification, all CSAs must complete 30 CSA CE credits every three years. Several options are available for earning these credits. For a full list, please see our CSA CE Requirements page.
SCSA Disclosure Policy
Society of Certified Senior Advisors® (SCSA) treats as confidential a CSA’s personal information. At its discretion, however, and in accordance with disclosure authority maintained by the CSA Board of Standards ("Board"), SCSA may release to certain federal and state licensing and credentialing bodies and governmental regulatory agencies, or may publish on its website, details of a current or former CSA’s disciplinary history, if any, resulting from complaints heard by the Board. Similarly, SCSA reserves the right to divulge to such bodies or agencies, or to publish on its website, information in connection with wrongful use or other actions taken by SCSA, or on its behalf, against certain individuals or entities.