Get Ready for the CSG Academy, a Free Sports Card Grading Seminar!

Posted on 5/17/2021

Attendees will learn card grading from CSG's experts, have the chance to win cash prizes and maybe even get a job offer from CSG!

Certified Sports Guaranty™ (CSG™) is thrilled to announce the CSG Academy, a first-of-its-kind event in the sports card certification industry. This seminar is an opportunity to learn card grading from CSG’s experts, test your knowledge, win cash prizes, submit cards and more. Plus, you'll have a chance to receive a job offer from CSG!

CSG Academy is taking place June 26-27, 2021, in Sarasota, Florida, at GROVE in Lakewood Ranch, a destination for dining and relaxation that happens to be minutes from CSG headquarters. The two-day seminar is free, with snacks, beverages, lunch and a happy hour included. Attendees are responsible for their own transportation and accommodations.

The deadline to apply to this CSG Academy has passed, but CSG will be announcing future CSG Academy dates in the coming months.

The CSG Academy syllabus includes Card Grading 101, Authentication, Grading Technology, Alterations and Counterfeits and more. At the end of the seminar, there will be a card grading test for cash prizes: $1,000 for first place, $500 for second place and $250 for third place. All attendees will receive plenty of CSG swag and a CSG Academy Diploma to keep.

In addition, CSG will be making compelling job offers based on test performance and demonstrated card grading skill. This is not only an incredible opportunity to see what it means to be a card grader, but also to become one yourself!

To learn more about available positions at CSG, visit

CSG Academy attendees will also be able to submit sports cards to CSG for grading during the seminar. Simply become a CSG Associate member before the seminar and fill out the CSG online submission form. Then, package your cards with your completed submission form. To join CSG, click here. For instructions on how to fill out the CSG online submission form, click here. To learn how to prepare your cards for submitting, click here.

You do not need to be a CSG member to attend, and there is no fee for the CSG Academy. However, you must be 18 years of age. CSG encourages participants who are not vaccinated to wear a mask.

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