What is a CSA?
Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) is professional designation from the Society of Certified Senior Advisors. Professionals with a CSA credential:
- Demonstrate expertise in their field and supplement it with the CSA education
- Understand the financial, health, and social issues seniors face
- Know how to communicate effectively with seniors
- Pass a criminal background check
- Agree to follow the CSA Code of Professional Responsibility, which promotes high ethical business practices
The CSA certification and education programs are developed through a rigorous practice analysis/research study involving hundreds of professionals who work with the older adults from the academic community, industry practitioners, regulators, business and non-governmental organizations. Dually accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), the CSA credential applies to professionals in all areas of the aging industry. SCSA is committed to maintaining the high standards of the accreditation agencies and to continually improve its certification and education programs.
In order to maintain the CSA certification, individuals are required to demonstrate a commitment to high standards, continuing education, professional ethics, and trust. This sets the CSA credential holder apart from other practitioners working with older adults.