Do I Have to Take a Course to Be a CSPO®? Tim Justin-Bridgman July 14, 2016 19:57 Updated Follow Yes. We believe that there is no substitute for hands-on, in-person training from a qualified instructor. Related articles What Does It Mean to Be a CSPO®? What Is the Certification Fee? Do I Receive PDU Credits for a CSPO® course? Can I Become Certified Without Taking a Course? Differences Between Membership and Certification Comments 0 comments Article is closed for comments.