In order to maintain the CSVP designation during FY2019, participants must achieve an acceptable level of proficiency in regards to the following:
1. Ability to design, compile, critique, and perform assurance procedures on the elements of Integrated Reports.*
2. Intensive knowledge of the standards, frameworks, and metrics that are promulgated by the four leading global organizations that establish such guidance.**
3. Advanced level of expertise in evaluating the impact of sustainability considerations on the sustainable valuation of projects, organizations, industries, nations, and global institutions.
* Also known as Corporate Citizenship Reports, Corporate Social Responsibility Reports, Environmental, Social, and Governance Data Reports, Sustainability Reports, Social and Environmental Assessment Reports, and other titles.
** The CSVP program emphasizes the guidance of the Global Reporting Initiative, the International Integrated Reporting Council, the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board, and the United Nations.