A CSD is involved in problem solving and application of strategy; their advice is based on conceptual and technical knowledge mediated by training and experience, analysis of evidence and critical thought. They understand how to use and access the evidence base and value professional collaboration. They are capable of working with minimal supervision and usually give direction to others.
Candidates taking the CSD examination must meet one the required tracks of eligibility below:
For more information on the content of the examination for the CSD certification, click on Exam Blueprint.
As a current CSM certificant interested in earning your CSD or as a CSD certificant interested in renewing or recertifying as a CSD, the cost for the course materials and examination bundled is $95.
You have the opportunity to take the online exam from the comfort of your home or office via live online proctoring. Another option is to take the exam at one of the numerous testing sites available to you. Click here to find the nearest testing center to you.
After completing the application and being approved to take the exam, applicants will receive official notification from the NASP Certification Board via email. The notification will include instructions on how to proceed on the day of your examination. Applicants will also receive notification from the Certification Board’s testing contractor, Scantron, with details of when and where you can take the exam if choosing a Scantron site and location, or offering the option for live online proctoring at home or office.