Hello Amanda--Below are my suggested study tips for CSP exam takers.
Study suggestions for exam topic breakdown
- Complete the CSP Practice Exam as a placement test to help narrow your focus by using the Practice Exam Review tool. Make note of the topical areas for questions answered incorrectly and search in the indices of your study materials for further review.
- Divide your studies by category (i.e. Federal employment Law, State Employment law, Co-Employment and ACA)
- Divide the Federal employment law and Co-employment information by smaller topic units, to be compared/contrasted with information for State employment law.
Example: Sample exam topic comparison chart for Federal and Texas employment law
Law Topics and Notes
Texas State Law Topics and Notes
- Affordable Care Act
- Co-Employment Issues
- Employee Agreements/Handbook
- Employee Benefits
- Equal Employment Opportunity Laws
- State-Employee Benefits
- State-Wage and Hour
Using the study materials
For the CSP certification, please focus on chapters 1-11 only for the Employment Law for Staffing Professionals (14th ed). For all other materials, you will need to study the full materials listed below:
- Co-Employment: Employer Liability Issues in Third-Party Staffing Arrangements (9th edition)
- Federal employment law workbook
- Your State employment law workbook
- Affordable Care Act study guide
- Video Study Module
If you have any additional questions, please contact The Certification directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
- This is an open-book, open notes exam, however exam takers are highly encouraged to only refer to the materials (if highlighted and tagged) sparingly.
- The exam questions and all study materials are current on Federal and State law as of February 2019. Please do not use any other employment law references, labor regulations, or any other legislation to prepare for the exam. The exam has not been updated to reflect any changes since it's publish date of July 2019. When the publications and exam questions are updated, several announcements will be made.
- Accommodations for individuals with a documented history of test anxiety, reading/learning disabilities, or any other personal medical issues which may interfere with completing an ASA certification final exam will be made on an individual basis upon request only. If necessary, the standard final exam testing time (two hours) can be extended to 4-6 hours. Requests for an extended final exam time must be submitted via email PRIOR to taking the final exam.
- The practice exam questions are not the same as the final exam. They are not more difficult or easier, just different. Each exam-practice or final-will consist of randomly selected questions from the practice and final exam pool. Each attempt will produce a different set of questions arranged randomly. Statistically, the final exam score may range approximately 5-10% lower compared to the scores of the practice exam attempts. Ex. If a person averages an 89% on their practice exam, they will probably score 77-79% on their final exam. It advised that exam takers use the practice exam to become familiar with the exam question formats and to not memorise the practice exam questions.
Education and Certification Specialist
American Staffing Association
Sent: 08-26-2021 13:33
From: Amanda Shaw
Subject: CSP Test
What is the best way to take on studying for this test???