Wednesday, July 13, 2011

SCSA Certification Council Seeking Candidates in the Financial Field

If you’re a CSA in one of the financial professions, here’s an opportunity to make a difference that may be of interest to you: the SCSA Certification Council is seeking CSAs who are financial professionals to be candidates for two positions on the Council. Council members serve a two-year term and the positions are volunteer (the SCSA membership renewal fee is waived for CSAs during their term of service).

The SCSA Certification Council is an independent and separately functioning body of Society for Certified Senior Advisors (SCSA) that oversees and directs the Certified Senior Advisor (CSA)® certification program, which is accredited by the National Commission of Certifying Agencies. The Certification Council establishes and upholds high standards of competence for CSAs that help assure the best interests and safety of the senior population are protected through the use of the CSA credential.

The SCSA Certification Council is composed of 5 members: 4 CSAs representing health, social and financial practice areas and one public representative.

The Council’s objectives are to:

> Establish, evaluate and implement requirements for certification and recertification for those who hold the CSA certification.

> Establish, evaluate and publish standards and policies and procedures for the development, maintenance, administration, and scoring of the CSA certification program.

> Uphold the mission of the CSA certification to address the health, social, and financial issues of aging.

> Refer any complaints it receives that may concern CSA conduct that is harmful to the public or inappropriate to the discipline (for example, incompetence, unethical behavior or physical/cognitive impairment affecting performance) to the CSA Board of Standards, the independent, nonprofit entity charged with enforcing the CSA Code of Professional Responsibility.

> Oversee the administration of the certification program to include oversight of certification program personnel, policy implementation and administrative procedures.

> Acquire, develop, disseminate, and preserve data and other valuable information relative to the functions and accomplishments of the Certification Council.

The Certification Council’s Nominating Committee will prepare a slate of candidates and a ballot will be sent to all CSAs in good standing for vote during 2011. (The 2012 elections will include a call for CSA candidates in the health and social professions.)

If you are interested in being a candidate for the two open financial positions on the Council, or you know of other CSAs who would be excellent candidates, please complete the survey at www.surveymonkey.com/s/CSA_Call_for_Nominations.

Please feel free to forward this nomination form to any CSAs that may be interested in serving on the Council. Self-nominations are encouraged.

Nominations must be submitted by August 10, 2011.