Skip to main content

You are here



CPSP Credential Holders

How to Promote Yourself as a CPSP Credentialed Professional

Your CPSP demonstrates your expertise and increases your value to current — and future — employers. But, how can you promote your exceptional skill?

  • Add your credential to your signature.
  • Include your credential after your name in print and electronic correspondence, including — but not limited to — your resume, CV, business card, email signature and LinkedIn profile.
  • Frame your certificate. You’ve worked hard to earn the CPSP. Frame and display your certificate in your office.
  • Promote your credential through a press release using this description.
  • Inform your current employer. Mention your credentialed status during your performance review or any other professional evaluations you have throughout the year. Use the following key talking points for reference:

- The CPSP credential is the only of its kind available to plan sponsors today.
- The CPSP course is extremely rigorous and covers a wide range of advanced topics.
- By completing the CPSP, you have gained a strong understanding of how to effectively evaluate, design, implement and manage an employer-sponsored retirement plan.

Digital badge

We are committed to providing you with the tools necessary to achieve your professional goals and we understand that communicating your credentials in an ever-expanding online marketplace can be challenging. That is why we have partnered with Credly to provide you with a digital version of your credentials. Digital badges can be used in email signatures or digital resumes, and on social media sites such as LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter. This digital image contains verified metadata that describes your qualifications and the process required to earn them. Download and use your badge anywhere you show your CPSP digitally. Get the FAQs on the badge and our badging partner Credly. Download the Badge Earner Guide.

There is no fee for this service and acceptance is entirely optional.

Benefits of a Credly-provided badge:

  • Web-enabled version of your certification that you can share online.
  • Efficient way to post your credentialed status on social media platforms.
  • Labor market insights that relate your skills to jobs.
  • Trusted method for real-time certification verification that you have in fact earned the credential.


Maintaining Your Credential

To keep your credential, you must complete 24 hours of continuing education credits each CPE cycle, which requires you to maintain and improve your knowledge regularly. See the Candidate Handbook for information on the CE cycle and requirements.

                    Detailed CE instructions

CPSP credential holders must also pay an annual credential maintenance fee of $175 beginning January 1 following the year the CPSP Credential is earned. Credentials earned in December are deemed to be earned the in the following calendar year for purposes of this rule.