CESP Certified: Congratulations!

Congratulations, Newly Certified Professionals!

July 2023

The following candidates passed the examination and earned their CESP credentials.


Delaware– Leroy Husser

– Adriel Mathews

-Melissa Sutton

– Lorraine Elizabeth Hall

-Jarrett Alston, Nicole Lindsay, Karen Wilkins, Karlie Schattenberg, Taylor Bellamy, Alyssa Woods, Kimberly Hubscher, Kristoffer Jones,
Cherline Dessources

– Kathleen Davis

New Mexico
– Kathryn Schwaar

New York
– Matthew Daniels

– Wendy Larson, Toney Mykel

– Morgan Farnell

– Marion Dyke

South Carolina
– Brittany Walker

– Elizabeth Edwards, Elizabeth Roberts

– Andrea Jones

14 States gaining professionalized employment support staff!

July 2023 Recertified CESPs

Congratulations on Continuing Your Commitment!

You are an inspiration!

Lila Barchey, Christine Garrity-Carney, Aaron Stephens, and Renee Twigg were recertified by Exam. ::applause break::

Anne Marie Lake, Lori Thompson, Ty Lingo, Lisa Jackson, Nocle Stanford, Shannon Wood, Lisa Martin, Eric Defore, Amber Newman, Jolene Boyd, Yannick Simon, Kathleen Valentin-Vazquez, Nicole Smith, Daniel Bagnato, Melissa Kaiser, and Christine Luke Batz recertified by 36 (or more) CEs! ::more applause::



On July 11, 2023, at the Project Search 2023 Conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, we had six candidates sit for the CESP exam and all of them passed. We are so proud to have Project Search employees support the professionalization of our field, by providing community-integrated employment support with best practices and ethics in mind.

We welcome these new CESPs! Toney Mykel, Wendy Larson, Andrea Jones, Katheryn Schwaar, and Melissa Sutton!

We also want to thank our proctor for this event-held exam.

Thank you Amanda Buncher, CESP from Project Search!

Hosting an in-person exam at events or for larger groups has never been easier. We encourage agencies with larger staff needing to earn their CESPs to consider hosting an exam on-site.

Please contact Terri at to arrange for information.

UPCOMING HOSTED EXAMS: Dates to be announced- details coming soon- Philadelphia and Galveston at the Texas APSE Conference


Monday, June 12th, 2023 – Columbus, OH- National APSE Conference

Tuesday, July 11th, 2023- Milwaukee, WI- National Project Search Conference

Questions about the CESP? Attend a live question & answer session.

The Certified Employment Support Professional (CESP™) credential recognizes individuals who have demonstrated a sufficient level of knowledge and skill to provide integrated employment services to a variety of populations with disabilities.

The CESP™ is accredited through the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA). Accreditation for professional or personnel certification programs provides impartial, third-party validation that the program has met recognized national and international credentialing industry standards for the development, implementation, and maintenance of certification programs.

The CESP’s content validity is demonstrated through a comprehensive job analysis conducted and analyzed by experts, with data gathered from stakeholders in the occupation or industry.

Learn More about the CESP Credential

Apply Anytime Once You’re Eligible!

Access Kryterion Support where there is 24/7 help with scheduling, technology, and examination support. Link:

Blog Archive