AE & Recruiter Certification:

The Industry’s only professional
certification covering best practices
in the IT & engineering staffing industry.

Invest in Your Team! Invest in Certification!

As the national trade association representing the IT and engineering staffing industry, the certifications obtained through TechServe Alliance demonstrate a commitment to employing industry best practices and ensuring compliance with all applicable laws and regulations as well as subscribing to a Code of Ethics. The ability to differentiate both your firm and your team is particularly important in an environment where many clients and consultants maintain that there is little difference between firms.

We wish to recognize all of the following firms that are standing out from their competition by having at least one certified recruiter or account executive:

adaQuest, Advanced Resources, Aegistech Inc, Alpha Consulting, Arrow Strategies, Blue Chip Talent, Business Control Systems L.P., Capstone Consulting, Inc., Certus Solutions, Commercial Programming Systems Inc (CPSI), CSS Technical Services, Cynergies Consulting Inc, Design Strategy Corporation, Donnelly & Moore, Dresden Partners, East End Resources, Edge Services, Foothills Consulting Group, FYI Solutions, Global Technical Talent, Gotham Technology Group LLC, Harvey Nash Inc, Hired By Matrix, Hollstadt & Associates, Information Control Company, InfoTech Resources, Internal Data Resources, IT Trailblazers LLC, iTech Solutions, JD Strategies, Levi, Ray & Shoup, Inc (LRS), Link Technologies, MAKE Corporation, MANIFEST Technology, MDI Group, Millennium Consulting, Mitchell Martin, OpTech LLC, OS Technical, Oxford International, Paladin Consulting, Palo Alto Staffing, Pinpoint Resource Group, Project One, PSCI, Proteam Solutions Inc. (PSI), Quick Solutions, Randstad, Red Stream Technology, Rita Technology Services, Super Go Faster (SGF), Signature Consultants, Software Management Consultants Inc. (SMCI), SPR Consulting, STAR BASE Consulting, Inc, Sullivan and Cogliano, SyllogisTeks, Talon Professional Services, LLC, Team Soft Inc, Tech-Pro, TransTech IT Staffing, TriCom Technical Services, UNICON International, Inc., VIA Technical, V-Soft Consulting, w3r, Whitridge Associates, Inc., xScion Solutions, ZINNCORP

Register Now to take the new exam (Released July 2016)! TechServe members login here to access the member only discount code prior to registering.

Why the new editions and passing rate? It is important to do a critical review of the program to ensure we represent current industry best practices. Learn more about the July 1, 2016 changes here.

Gain an Edge with the New Editions of the CPSR/CPSAE Exam at Conference!

Ensure your success with the TechServe Alliance Certification Program by attending the TechServe Alliance Certification Prep Course & Exam at the Annual Conference & Tradeshow.

During the full day certification training workshop Barb Bruno will be giving key insights into the brand new editions (released July 2016) of the study materials and exams for the CPSR and CPSAE, including reviewing the all NEW SECTIONS in the study material focused on social media and the Affordable Care Act and its impact on IT & Engineering staffing. This will be one of the 1st opportunities for account executives and recruiters to receive live training on the new materials with one of the creators of the certification study materials and exam, Barb Bruno.

Show the world that your team is a cut above the rest with a TechServe Alliance Certification and help ensure their success on the new harder to pass exam by taking advantage of the TechServe Annual Conference. Bring your team and ADD-ON the certification workshop for recruiters and account executives to their registration!

Learn more about the TechServe Alliance Certification Prep Course by clicking here.

Professional Certification Basics

      Level I Certification requires demonstrated mastery of industry standards.
    • Industry best practices
    • Common terms and definitions
    • Sytems and processes
    • Understanding the IT & engineering niche
    • Best use of time
    • Federal laws governing employment practices
    • 20 lessons exclusively focused on the specific work performed by either recruiters or account executives
    Level II Certification requires a minimum of two years of experience plus advanced mastery based on case studies with more complex scenarios.

In addition to adherence to the TechServe Alliance Certification Code of Ethics and a commitment to pursue continuing education, applicants must demonstrate mastery of the content in the TechServe Alliance Certification Program Study Materials by successfully passing a 100-question, online certification exam. (All applicants must pass the Level I exam prior to pursuing Level II certification.)

Successful completion results in the designation of Certified Professional Services Account Executive or Certified Professional Services Recruiter, each a unique mark of distinction in our industry.

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Refer to the Certification FAQs and Program Rules & Fees for additional information. Questions can be directed to or call us at 703.838.2050.

Register Now for the Industry's Only Account Executive & Recruiter Professional Certification. TechServe members login here to access discount code prior to registering.