by John Darer, CLU ChFC CSSC RSP
The NSSTA CSSC is a structured settlement industry professional designation program hosted on the South Bend, Indiana campus of the University of Notre Dame. But here's something you probably didn't know.
As of January 7, 2013, it appears that some of my industry colleagues, including a former Executive Director of the NSSTA, obtained their designations by taking a "sequester" abroad. According to certain folks' websites and/or LinkedIn profiles they completed their CSSC at "Notre Dame University", which is located in Zouk Mosbeh Lebanon. There is of course also a campus in Shouf, which was the scene of a lovely Christmas recital on December 20, 2012.
This author earned his CSSC from NSSTA in 1995, after a 4 day program ( a "sequester") at the University of Notre Dame campus in South Bend, Indiana
CSSC is the acronym for Certified Structured Settlement Consultant. Over 550 structured settlement consultants have earned the NSSTA CSSC designation, according to the website of the National Structured Settlements Trade Association. The program, developed by NSSTA in conjunction with the University of Notre Dame, consists of more than 80 hours of classroom and study, culminating in a comprehensive examination.
Postscript: In May 2021, the National Structured Settlements Trade Association announced that it would be partnering with the University of Texas at Austin for its certification programs
Last updated August 29, 2021