Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) Designation Program: Online Course With Exam

Online Course: ID# 1003001
Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) Designation Program: Online Course With Exam
About This Course:
Over 10,000 Americans turn 60 each day, one of the most profound demographic developments we have ever seen. Today's seniors face the real prospect of living longer than most ever imagined.

But living longer has special challenges. Because over 75% of the nation's wealth is controlled by seniors, it is vital to help them preserve their assets so that they don't outlive them. Thus, professionals are responding by becoming Certified Senior Advisors (CSAs).

The CSA Designation Program certifies that designees have broad-based knowledge of the health, social and financial issues that are important to the majority of seniors, and recognize the dynamics of these factors in seniors' lives.

Only if you understand what's important to seniors will you gain the essential credibility you need to gain their trust and business. When it comes to providing specific recommendations concerning their nest egg and future, seniors want someone who understands their needs, and you can demonstrate you have this knowledge with the CSA designation.

Highly engaging, educational and interesting, our online course will allow you to:

  • Save on travel costs and time
  • Experience high quality education delivered by expert faculty in the ease and comfort of your home or office
  • Prepare for the CSA exam through online recorded study sessions


The web class is 6 months long with 23 recorded course modules that correspond to the CSA textbook and the participant workbook with multiple choice review questions for each chapter. Recorded learning exercises including case studies are provided to supplement students' individual study.

The start date begins when course login information is sent to the student, shortly after purchase. During the entire course period, all students are invited to submit questions to SCSA on any of the course topics and receive an answer back from a topic expert.

You will take your CSA exam at a professional CBT test center. You will receive an email with instructions, including your user ID and password, to access more detailed information online about available test centers and their distance in miles from your zip code, as well as test dates and times, so you can schedule your exam online.

The CSA Course covers topics such as:

  • Physiological Changes of Aging
  • Cognitive Aging
  • Chronic Illness
  • Caregivers and Caregiving
  • Family and Social Support Systems
  • Trends and the Experience of Aging
  • Aging and Society
  • Housing for Seniors
  • Social Security Programs
  • Medicare
  • Mental Health, Grief and Loss
  • Long-Term Care Coverage
  • Senior Nutrition and Fitness
  • End-of-Life Planning
  • Mental Health, Grief and Loss
  • Ethics in Senior Business
  • Financial Literacy
  • Marketing to Seniors
  • Home and Community Services
  • Spirituality and Aging


  • Certified Senior Advisor Textbook

    The 700-plus page Textbook, Working with Seniors: Health, Financial and Social Issues, is the foundation of the CSA Course. It is an easy-to-use, on-the-job reference guide that you can count on as a valuable resource long after you've earned your designation. Key features include:

    • 23 chapters that explore the key health, financial and social issues that most impact seniors' lives today - backed by solid research and illustrated with stories and examples
    • Lists of resources particularly helpful for seniors that CSAs can draw on when serving their senior clients
    • Strategies, guidelines and information on ethical marketing and business practices when working with seniors

  • Participant Workbook

    With about 300 review questions, the Participant Workbook helps candidates integrate the course material and prepare for the CSA exam. Review questions for each chapter consist of key terms and concepts, and multiple-choice items. Answers are provided in the Workbook.


The CSA Course may be taken independently for professional development, or as one of the ways that lead to earning the CSA designation.

CSA Exam Only option: If your current education and/or experience working with seniors meets the CSA eligibility criteria, you may choose the CSA Exam Only path to designation. Contact us for more information.


The CSA exam has 150 multiple choice questions, is closed book and proctored. Candidates have 3 hours to complete the exam questions. The passing score is 70% or more correct answers. Candidates take the CSA exam at a professional test center within 90 days of the completion of the entire web class. Two re-tests are available for an additional fee of $85 each, if needed. Candidates must wait at least six weeks in between test sessions. The exam cost is INCLUDED in this package.

For a list of cities with professional test centers, click here. Test centers are added on a regular basis.


Within 24 hours of processing your order, you will receive an email containing your online access instructions. Note: Orders placed on a weekend will be processed the following Monday.


We have complete confidence in the value of the CSA Designation Program because we know it works. You can be confident in it as well. If you aren't satisfied with the CSA Course and Exam package, we will refund your tuition minus an $85 cancellation fee when you return course materials within 30 days of purchase.

Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) Designation Program: Online Course With Exam
Price: $1,095.00
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