The CSG graders will share what it means to be a card grader, the tools and technology used and much more.

CSG is currently hiring! Offers will be made to CSG Academy attendees who demonstrate card grading skill.




Beyond the classroom, CSG Academy is an opportunity to meet other collectors and talk about the hobby.

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

The first-ever CSG Academy is happening soon!

June 26-27, 2021, in Sarasota, Florida

CSG Academy Syllabus

Saturday, June 26

Registration & Welcome – 8:45-9:45 a.m.

Card Grading 101 – 9:45-11:50 a.m.

Lunch & Learn with Mark Salzberg, CCG Chairman – 11:50-1:00 p.m.

Authentication / Technology / Alterations / Counterfeits – 1:00 - 2:40 p.m.

Coffee Break – 2:40-3:00 p.m.

What to Look for & How CSG Grades – 3:00-4:50 p.m.

Happy Hour at McGrath's Irish Ale House – 5:00-7:00 p.m.

© 2021 Certified Sports Guaranty, LLC.          

June 26-27, 2021

Sarasota, Florida

Your Efforts Will Be Rewarded

Enjoy Our Campus 
Happy Hour on Us!

CSG Academy is taking place at GROVE in downtown Lakewood Ranch, a destination for dining and shopping that happens to be minutes from CSG headquarters. After a day of learning, CSG will host a well-deserved happy hour with complimentary food, drinks and live music where you can network with CSG's senior graders.

For other things to do while you're here, check out Visit Sarasota.

Cash Prizes! Job Offers! CSG Swag!

Yes, there will be a test, but this test comes with cash prizes: $1,000 for first place, $500 for second place and $250 for third place. CSG will also be making compelling job offers based on test performance. And, of course, there will be plenty of CSG Swag and your CSG Academy Diploma to keep.

Certified Sports Guaranty™ (CSG™) is excited to announce the CSG Academy, a first-of-its-kind event in the sports card certification industry. This free, two-day card grading seminar is the summer school you want to attend. Learn about card grading from CSG's experts, hear from company leaders, test your card grading knowledge, win cash prizes and more. Plus, you'll have a chance to receive a job offer from CSG!

Sunday, June 27

Coffee & Submission Drop-off – 8:30-9:30 a.m.

Recap & Grading Test – 9:30-11:10 a.m.

Submission Drop-off / Meet CSG Representatives - 10:00-11:20 a.m.

Lunch & Awards – 11:30-1:00 p.m.

Schedule is subject to change.

Shuttle Schedule - To and From Hyatt Place Sarasota / Lakewood Ranch

Saturday Morning

Leaving from the Hyatt - 8:30, 8:45, 9:00 and 9:15 a.m.

Saturday Evening

Leaving from McGrath's Irish Ale House - 6:30, 6:50, 7:10 and 7:30 p.m.

Sunday Morning

Leaving from the Hyatt - 8:20, 8:40, 9:00 and 9:15 a.m.

Sunday Afternoon

Leaving from GROVE - 12:50, 1:05, 1:20 and 1:35 p.m.

If you have luggage Sunday morning, there will be space to store it at GROVE.