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Frequently Asked Questions - Society of Certified Senior Advisors

1. What are the requirements for earning the CSA certification?

2. What is the cost to earn the CSA certification?

3. Where do I take the CSA exam?

4. Do I have to take the course and the CSA exam to become a CSA?

5. How do apply for the CSA certification?

6. What do I have to do to earn the CSA certification?

6. What do I have to do to earn the CSA certification?

There are three steps to earning the CSA certification: Candidates must pass the CSA exam andThe CSA’s Role, Rules, and Responsibilitiesethics module/exam. The third step is a background check completed by the SCSA Office of Certification. The designation process is complete once a candidate has passed both exams and the background check.

7. How much time do I have to complete the CSA certification?

8. What is covered in the CSA exam?

9. When will I receive exam results?

10. How much does it cost to re-take the CSA exam if I do not pass the first time?

11. What is the average salary for a Certified Senior Advisor?

11. What is the average salary for a Certified Senior Advisor?

Professionals in many different fields have chosen to become a Certified Senior Advisor (CSA). Because CSAs come from a variety of professional backgrounds, salary and pay for Certified Senior Advisors can vary widely. Pay varies from industry to industry, and from person to person based on levels of experience.

Education and Training

1. What is the cost of the educationalWorking with Older Adultscourse?

2. Are there classes available in my area?

3. Is theWorking with Older Adultscourse available online?

4. How much do the course materials cost?

Current Certified Senior Advisors

1. How much is the annual renewal fee to maintain the CSA certification?

2. How do I pay the annual renewal fee?

2. How do I pay the annual renewal fee?

SCSA accepts online payments with debit or credit cards or SCSA vouchers, payments via mail using checks or SCSA vouchers that are included with the Terms of Attestation Statement, payments over the phone using debit or credit cards, electronic checks or SCSA vouchers. For more information, click here.

3. What are the requirements for maintaining the CSA certification?

4. What are the benefits of being a CSA?

5. As a CSA, how do I access my benefits?

6. Where can I access the CSA logo?

7. How do I edit my information in the CSA Locator?

8. How do I log into the SCSA website?

8. How do I log into the SCSA website?

The login field is at the top right of any page on the SCSA website. Anyone can register to take advantage of the free resources but only CSAs have access to the full website and all benefits. If you have forgotten your password, you can retrieve it with the email address you used to register for the site.

Continuing Education

1.

What are the continuing education requirements for CSAs?

2. How do I report my continuing education credits?

3. How can I meet the ethics requirement?

3. How can I meet the ethics requirement?

CSAs can fulfill the ethics requirement by completing TheCSA’s Roles, Rules and Responsibilitiesethics module/exam; click here to access the exam (login required). Other ethics courses can also be submitted, as long as they are approved by SCSA.

4. What activities are eligible to receive CSA CE credit?

5. I already completed CE; do I have to do specific CE for the CSA requirement?

6. Can I submit my CE completed for my insurance license?

Students

1. Where can I get information on my live class review location?

2. How do I get questions on the course content answered?

2. How do I get questions on the course content answered?

All students may email their questions to society@csa.us with “Question about course content” in the subject line. SCSA Education staff works with subject matter experts to respond to student questions in a timely manner. In addition, live course review students have the opportunity to discuss questions with their expert instructors during class.

3. How long do I have to finish the online course?

3. How long do I have to finish the online course?

Working with Older Adultsis an independent, self-paced course. Students who choose the online course option have 6 months of access to electronic course materials, including on demand webinars. Students may use the full 6 months or may elect to finish earlier. Course extensions are available for an additional fee, up to a maximum of 6 months.

4. How long do I have to finish the live course?

4. How long do I have to finish the live course?

Working with Older Adultsis an independent, self-paced course. Live course students will attend a three day class at a location of their choosing.

Additionally, students who elect to apply for the CSA Exam have 12 months from the date of application to pass the CSA exam. Those who do not pass must re-enroll in the CSA exam for an additional fee.

Former CSAs

1. If I let my certification lapse, what can I do to reinstate my CSA certification?

1. If I let my certification lapse, what can I do to reinstate my CSA certification?

Individuals whose CSA certification was suspended for non-payment may bring their certification current by paying their $175 annual fee plus a $70 late payment fee and completing the CSA Certification Renewal Application (your renewal month will not change). Individuals whose CSA certification was suspended more than 1 year must re-apply for certification and the CSA exam for $275. For questions regarding your unique status, contact SCSA at 800.653.1785.

2. How long do I have to reinstate my CSA certification?

3. What is the cost to reinstate my CSA certification?

4. How do I recertify if I allow my CSA certification it to expire?


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