Diversity Sourcing Training & Certification
The Certified Diversity Sourcing Professional (CDSP) training and certification program is a four day course followed by a nine day testing window.
We offer the full CDSP Program during twice yearly (in February and September) open enrollment windows. Choose an upcoming Program below to view more details and reserve your spot. Or contact us here about custom and private training options.
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Upcoming Program Sessions
In response to the fast-growing demand for diversity sourcing, we're excited to offer a comprehensive Diversity Sourcing Program. Since its introduction in 2020, this program has received overwhelmingly positive participant feedback.
The program includes a four-day intensive and interactive training course that culminates in the Certified Diversity Sourcing Professional (CDSP) certification exam. The training covers the six core sourcing skill areas from our original Certified People Sourcing Professional exam but specifically focuses on applying those skills to diversity sourcing.
Through our expert instruction, you'll learn essential techniques and strategies to become proficient in sourcing and achieve your diversity sourcing goals. Even if you can't attend the daily sessions live, you'll receive the recordings and slides from each day's class, allowing you to review the material at your own pace and benefit from the training.
Join us to gain the skills necessary to excel in diversity sourcing and become a Certified Diversity Sourcing Professional!
CDSP Exam Details
The Certified Diversity Sourcing Professional Exam will be available for you to take for nine days. The test window will open on the Saturday following your four day training program, and run through the following Sunday. During this test window, you may begin the test at any time. You must complete the Exam in a single sitting. We have calibrated the question difficulty so that the average expected time to complete the test is two hours, but you will have a total of four hours to finish the test once you begin. If you finish early, you can submit your answers immediately or use the extra time to check your work. The test will consist of 40 practical search exercises. We label each question with its point value and the core sourcing skill required to answer it.
Out of 40 questions, you can expect to see:
- Exploratory Research - 11 Questions
- Google Search - 4 Questions
- X-Ray Searches - 6 Questions
- LinkedIn - 6 Questions
- Social Sourcing - 2 Questions
- Cross-Referencing - 11 Questions
We will provide detailed instructions for testing during the program.
Before You Sign Up
We anticipate talent acquisition professionals from various backgrounds and different experience levels will participate in the CDSP Program. The course is calibrated for maximum accessibility to accommodate a range of needs.
We recommend reviewing these sample exam questions before registering if you are new to sourcing or an experienced recruiter who sources infrequently.
If you find the questions especially tricky, please consider a foundational training course (such as What Every Recruiter Needs to Know About Sourcing class) before enrolling in the CDSP Program.