AE & Recruiter Certification

Certification Continuing Education Credits

Re-certification for CPSR & CPSAE (Level I & II)

The TechServe Alliance certification program was developed to showcase excellence and expertise of recruiters and account executives in the IT & Engineering staffing and solutions industry. To ensure that all certified individuals maintain this high level of excellence, all are required to continue to pursue knowledge in best practices and legal compliance throughout their careers. The certification program requires re-certification every three years. To be re-certified requires you to participate in continuing education experiences through various types of courses and training opportunities. You will not be required to retake the certification examination.

Continuing Education Requirements

Once you are certified, you will be required to participate in 24 contact hours of continuing education over each three year period beginning on the date you are first awarded your certification. CPSAEs and CPSRs at both the LEVEL I and LEVEL II must each participate in 24 contact hours over each three year period.

Each hour spent engaged in an educational, conference, webinar or related learning experience is counted as one contact hour. We recommend that you earn 8 contact hours each year and not wait until your certification is about to expire to complete the requirement. You will be required to track the continuing education contact hours you have earned and you may be required to submit proof of attendance or participation.

Continuing education can be obtained through multiple sources. Credit can be earned by attending a TechServe Alliance webinar (1 hour), participating in a TechServe Alliance Chapter event with an industry speaker (1 hour), attending a recruiter or sales training program (up to 8 hours), reviewing archived content available on the TechServe Alliance Online Learning portal (1 hour per session), or by attending the TechServe Alliance Annual Conference (up to 16 hours). For day long and multiple day education experiences, you simply report the actual number of contact hours you experienced. A minimum of 6 hours of the 24-hour requirement must be obtained through attendance or participation in sessions covering employment law or other legal issues.

Educational sessions and conferences sponsored by other organizations covering relevant material may also be eligible for continuing education credit. To determine whether a particular event is eligible for credit, you can obtain advance approval by submitting an outline or agenda that reflects the educational content.

Pre-Approved Continuing Education Credits

Make sure you keep an out for pre-approved continuing education providers for the TechServe Alliance Certification Program. Below is a list of all pre-approved continuing education providers. You will also be able to identify them by one of the following 2 symbols.

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If you see one of these symbols, please contact us at certification@techservealliance.org or look at the list below to find out what has been pre-approved for the individual provider.


 Webinar 1 CEU
 Chapter Event with an Industry Speaker
1 CEU
 Recruiter or Sales Training Program
1 CEU per hour of training up to 8 CEUs
 Online Learning Center Sessions/Webinars
1 CEU per session
 Annual Conference
1 CEU per hour of participation up to 16 CEUs




 In-House Training
 1 CEU per hour of training up to 8 CEUs
 Consulting  1 CEU per hour up to 8 CEUs
 One Hour Consulting
 1 CEU
 Gold Package
 1 CEU per 1-hour consulting session
 Bronze Package
 1 CEU per 1-hour consulting session
 Platinum Package
 1 CEU per 1-hour consulting session
 Silver Package
 1 CEU per 1-hour consulting session
 Diamond Package
 1 CEU per 1-hour consulting session
 Customized Webinars
 1 CEU per 1-hour webinar
 Weekly Webinars
 1 CEU

The following approved CEUs for the listed Good as Gold Training offerings are based on the completion of all lessons.

 Top Producer Recruiter Tutor
 12 CEUs (8 General and 4 Legal)
 Temp & Contract Tutor
 4 CEUs
 Sales Tutor
 6 CEUs
 Strategic Management Tutor
 6 CEUs

The following approved CEUs for the listed Good as Gold Training offerings are based on an individual not completing all of the lessons in the course

Top Producer Recruiter Tutor
1 CEU for every 4 lessons up to 8 CEUs
(All 4 of the lessons must be legal lessons to receive a legal credit) 
Temp & Contract Tutor
1 CEU for every 4 lessons up to 4 CEUs
Sales Tutor
1 CEU for every 4 lessons up to 4 CEUs
Strategic Management Tutor
1 CEU for every 4 lessons up to 4 CEUs



 Most Webinars
1 CEU



 Most Webinars
1 CEU


Candidate Sourcing Courses
 Boolean Essentials
2 CEUs
 Boolean -- Advanced
1 CEU
 Uncovering Candidates on LinkedIn with a Basic Account
1 CEU
 Targeting Candidates on Social Media
1 CEU
 Introduction to Chrome Extensions for Recruiting
1 CEU
 Finding Contact Information for Candidates and Prospects
1 CEU
 First Contact and Candidate Engagement Strategies
1 CEU
 Increase Client Responses with Personal Branding
1 CEU
 Tools for More Efficient Recruiting
1 CEU
 IT Job Descriptions Dissected
1 CEU
 X-Raying for Candidates
1 CEU
 Get More Client Meetings and Candidate Referrals Using Talent Maps
1 CEU
 Cool New Sourcing Tools Webinars
1 CEU
 Social Sourcing Tools and Techniques
1 CEU

Technical Recruiting Courses
 OZ Recruiting Bootcamp 1 -- Keys to Effective Recruiting
1 CEU
 OZ Recruiting Bootcamp 2 -- Objection Anticipation (Candidates)
1 CEU
 OZ Recruiting Bootcamp 3 -- Interviewing and Effective Hiring Decisions
1 CEU
 OZ Recruiting Bootcamp 4 -- Min/Max Negotiating
1 CEU
 OZ Recruiting Bootcamp 5 -- Closing
1 CEU
 OZ Recruiting Bootcamp 6 -- Common IT Staffing Industry Crises
1 CEU
 More Placements through Better Candidate Preparation for Interviews
1 CEU
 Consultative Staffing 1 -- Introduction
1 CEU
 Consultative Staffing 2 -- Think Like a Hiring Manager
1 CEU
 Consultative Staffing 3 -- Assessing Candidates
1 CEU
 Tools to Make Recruiting More Efficient
1 CEU
 Persuasive Writing for Sales and Recruiting
1 CEU

Demystifying IT Courses
 Demystifying IT 1 -- Roles and Responsibilities
2 CEUs
 Demystifying IT 2 -- IT Basics and the IT Department
1 CEU
 Demystifying IT 3 -- IT Project Lifecycle Management
1 CEU
 Demystifying IT 4 -- Networking
2 CEUs
 Demystifying IT 5 -- Hardware/Platforms
1 CEU
 Demystifying IT 6 -- Operating Systems
1 CEU
 Demystifying IT 7 -- Web Development
1 CEU
 Demystifying IT 8 -- Software Development A
1 CEU
 Demystifying IT 9 -- Software Development B
1 CEU
 Demystifying IT 10 -- Software Development C
1 CEU
 Demystifying IT 11 -- Software Testing, QA and Databases
2 CEUs
 Healthcare IT 1 -- Staffing Introduction
1 CEU
 Healthcare IT 2 -- Staffing EPIC
1 CEU
 Healthcare IT 3 -- Staffing Candidates
1 CEU

IT Staffing Sales Courses
 Consultative Staffing 1 -- Introduction
1 CEU
 Consultative Staffing 2 -- Think Like a Hiring Manager
1 CEU
 Consultative Staffing 3 -- Assessing Candidates
1 CEU
 SOW - Based IT Staffing 1 -- Introduction
1 CEU
 SOW - Based IT Staffing 2 -- Advanced
1 CEU
 Identifying Buyers of IT Staffing Services
1 CEU
 Expert Prospecting and Cold Calling
1 CEU
 Hunting and Farming
1 CEU
 Advancing the Sale
1 CEU
 Successful Account Farming
1 CEU
 Objection Handling
1 CEU
 Managing Your CRM
1 CEU
 Get More Client Meetings and Candidate Referrals Using Talent Maps
1 CEU
 Persuasive Writing for Sales and Recruiting
1 CEU
 Finding Contact Information for Candidates and Prospects
1 CEU

Time Management and Productivity for Sales and Recruiting Courses
 Time Management 1 -- Priority Management
1 CEU
 Time Management 2 -- Energy Management
1 CEU
 Time Management 3 -- Attention and Focus + Managing Your Technology
1 CEU
 Time Management 4 -- Staffing Productivity + Personal Productivity
1 CEU


The following approved CEUs for the listed RecruiterVT.com offerings are based on the completion of all lessons within the specified topic.

 Staffing Sales Training
 1 CEU
 Personal Development
 2 CEUs
 Deal Management
 2 CEUs
 Clients  3 CEUs
 Candidates  2 CEUs

How Do I Submit My Continuing Education Credits?

To submit your continuing education credits, log into the certification website, tsa.mycrowdwisdom.com. On the main page, select the “My Learning” tab. The My Learning tab will show you your current enrollments, CEUs, and your transcripts from previous enrollments. You can submit new Continuing Education Credits by selecting “Self-Claim Credits” then selecting “Add CE Activity” and filling out the pop-up form.

Please contact us at certification@techservealliance.org or call us at 703-838-2050 with any questions about continuing education or certification.

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