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AE (CPSAE) & Recruiter (CPSR) 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 to

How Do I Submit My Continuing Education Credits?

To submit your continuing education credits, log into the certification website, 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 or call us at 703-838-2050 with any questions about continuing education or certification.

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These firms are standing out from their competition by having at least one certified recruiter (CPSR) or account executive (CPSAE):

Actium Consulting, adaQuest, Advanced Resources, Aegistech Inc, Alpha Consulting, Arrow Strategies, Azimetry Inc, Blue Chip Talent, Business Control Systems L.P., Capstone Consulting, Inc., Certus Solutions, Commercial Programming Systems Inc (CPSI), Computer Resource Team, CoSourcing Partners, 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, Harbinger Partners, Inc., Harvey Nash Inc, Hired By Matrix, Hollstadt & Associates, HonorVet Technologies, 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, nauwork, OpTech LLC, OS Technical, Oxford International, Paladin Consulting, Palo Alto Staffing, Pinpoint Resource Group, Preferred Resources, ProFocus, Inc., Project One, Prominent Technology, Inc., Proteam Solutions Inc. (PSI), PSCI, Quick Solutions, Randstad, Red Stream Technology, Rita Technology Services, RiverPoint Group LLC, Signature Consultants, Software Management Consultants Inc. (SMCI), SPR Consulting, STAR BASE Consulting, Inc, Strategic Staffing Solutions, Sullivan and Cogliano, Super Go Faster (SGF), SyllogisTeks, Systemtec, Inc., Talon Professional Services, LLC, Team Soft Inc, Technical Connections Inc, Tech-Pro, TransTech IT Staffing, TriCom Technical Services, UNICON International, Inc., VIA Technical, V-Soft Consulting, w3r, Whitridge Associates, Inc., xScion Solutions, ZINNCORP