What is the CSGP and what are the Requirements?
The CSGP is the Certified Standby & Guarantee Certification Programme offered by the Council on International Standby Practices (CISP) and the Institute of International Banking Law & Practice (IIBLP). This certification programme is intended for practitioners who work with Standby LCs or Guarantees. All candidates are required to complete the approximately 20 hours of online coursework prior to taking the Examination. Completion of the coursework and successful passing score on the examination is required to become CSGP Certified. See www.csgponline.org for more information.
When will the CSGP be launched?
The CSGP Certification Programme begin accepting applications January 2011.
How do I register for the CSGP?
Simply go to www.csgponline.org and click "Register".
How much does the CSGP cost?
The CSGP Certification Programme price, which includes online coursework access and the examination fee, is US$660. Examination re-takes are US$100. Renewal of your CSGP Certification is US$150 every 3 years. Obtaining CEUs will cost an additional fee, to be determined by course providers.
How do I complete the Coursework?
The coursework is available online. Once you register, you will be given login information. You must complete the coursework in the order listed. You can pause at any time, or stop and resume later as needed. Upon completion of all 4 courses, you can schedule your Examination. Please contact email@example.com to schedule your examination.
How will the actual Examination be administered?
The CSGP Examination will be administered through an online company called Testrack (www.testrack.com). Each CSGP candidate is required to obtain a webcam and a microphone, and they must be in use at all times during the Examination. An online proctoring service called ProctorU will be monitoring each exam from start to finish to ensure that no unauthorized assistance or help is received. If any help is received – for example a phone call or another person is heard in the background offering assistance – the activities are recorded and the examination is immediately stopped. These two services working in conjunction will ensure the integrity of the CSGP Examination.
What if I cannot take the Examination online?
Remember that all you need is a computer, high speed internet, and a webcam to take the Examination online. You may use any computer, anywhere.
What if I fail the CSGP Examination?
You can re-take the CSGP Examination up to 3 more times. We recommend that you review the coursework before re-taking the Examination. The fee to re-take the examination is US$100.
How many years is my CSGP valid for?
Your CSGP certification is valid for a period of 3 years, renewable by December 31 of the third year. This means that your Certification might be valid for slightly longer than 3 years, depending on when you earned the certification. All CSGP certifications must be renewed by the end of each 3 year cycle, and are always renewable December 31st of the third year. Renewal of your CSGP Certification is US$150.
How can I earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs)?
CEU credits can be earned by attending approved standby LC or guarantee courses. A typical 1 day course will earn 6 CEUs. Generally, this means all CSGP holders must attend 4 days worth of courses over their 3 year Certification period.
I have seen that seminars already offer credits towards CSGP re-certification. Is it possible to earn such credits before even passing the Examination?
Yes, it is possible to earn credits before passing the Examination. Once you pass the Examination and are CSGP Certified, any courses you had previously attended within the previous 12 months which offer CEUs may count towards your Continuing Education requirement.
How can I provide Continuing Education Credits at my event?
Organizations wishing to offer CEUs at their courses may register with CISP. Click here for more information.
There are no courses offering CSGP CEUs near me. Can I earn CEUs without attending seminars?
Yes, you can. Throughout the year, IIBLP will offer several different ways to earn your required CEUs, even if there are no CEU approved seminars in your area. We approve webinars and other online training for CEUs, as well as quizzes at the end of select articles and publications. Please refer to the listing of CEU approved courses for a listing of all CEU approved offerings.
What is the CISP?
The CISP is the Council on International Standby Practices. It is the council which oversees, among other things, the CSGP Certification Programme and the International Standby Practices (currently ISP98). For more information on the CISP, click here.