Professional Speakers Australia is Australia’s peak body for experts who inform, inspire and influence. It is a unique community of like-minded professionals who are eager to share, grow and excel.
If you are a speaker you can join the Association as an Affiliate or Professional Member.
If you are still building your speaking career and not yet eligible for full membership, up until December 31st 2018 you can become a PSA Affiliate and receive many of the same benefits members do. From January 1st 2019 the Affiliate level will cease to exist so now is the perfect time to take advantage of the support and resources necessary to qualify for PSA membership. If you would like to join as an Affiliate please select the Affiliate option on the Membership Application page.
In order to qualify for membership at Professional Member level, you must have a verified income of $50,000 pa in speaking-related revenue and have a demonstrated commitment to PSA’s Code of Professional Conduct. Professional Membership entitles you to a range of exclusive professional development opportunities and discounts on product and services, voting rights plus much more.
If you are new to the Association and would like to join as a Professional Member please select the Professional Member option on the Membership Application page and complete the application process.
If you are an existing PSA Affiliate or Provisional Member who would like to become a Professional Member you need to complete and provide:
- A signed copy agreeing to abide by the PSA Code of Professional Conduct
- A Statutory Declaration verifying income of $50,000 from speaking related activity; and
- A signed authority to verify income by your accountant
These documents as well as a Membership Checklist and Definition for Speaking Related Income can be downloaded here.
Please complete the required forms and post the originals to the PSA Secretariat: PO Box 448, Warrandyte, VIC 3113.
Certified Speaking Professional (CSP)
The Certified Speaking Professional designation, is the speaking industry’s international measure of professional platform skill. The CSP designation is conferred by Professional Speakers Australia only on those speakers who have earned it by meeting strict qualifying criteria. The letters CSP following a speaker’s name identify that speaker as a speaking professional with a proven track record for understanding and delivering value from the platform. Speakers must be a member of PSA for 6 months before applying for accreditation to CSP. More information and the Accreditation requirements for CSP can be found on the Accreditation Page.
For more information on the features and benefits of PSA go to the Member Benefits page.