For Manufacturers and Suppliers

Certified Sales Professional

The Certified Sales Professional designation is specifically intended for supplier and manufacturer owners, operators, and employees.  Earning the CSP designation is a remarkable way to demonstrate your commitment to enhancing industry professionalism and providing good customer service! 



  • Applicants must be at least 21 years of age
  • Applicants must have 24 consecutive months of employment specific to water systems and drilling operations
  • Applicants must pass one 50-question multiple-choice exams
  • Applicant must submit an CSP application

Exam information

To earn the CSP designation, manufacturers and suppliers must pass one 50-question, multiple-choice exam with a score of 70 percent or better.  NGWA offers two different CSP exams: CSP -- Drilling Exam and CSP -- Water Systems Exam.

Passing one of them earns a CSP-I designation; passing both earns a CSP-II designation. The exam focuses on key troubleshooting knowledge and skills related to drilling operations and water systems.

Scheduling the exam

Visit PSI’s Website​ to schedule your exam, and to find scheduling information, or call PSI at (800) 733-9267.  PSI will provide you with a score report upon completion of the exam. 

Exam fees

  • NGWA members pay $75 to take the exams (each).
  • Nonmembers pay $275 to take the exams (both).