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SMEI and DECA Partnership
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Welcome DECA!

Welcome to SMEI's program for DECA. SMEI is honored to have partnered with DECA for over 50 years! SMEI is the only non-profit professional association for sales and marketing operating worldwide. SMEI was founded in New York, NY in 1935.

Here is a brief snapshot of what SMEI offers DECA members:


Step 1: Membership

DECA Collegiate Members are entitled to a free membership with SMEI. Just click here to join and get a free Student Membership. As a member you will have access to:

  • Educational Sales and Marketing Webinars. Members can log onto the webinars live.
  • Online networking with other members in our SocialLink ad-free platform
  • Discounted registration for conferences and free registration for select events.

STEP 2: Professional Certification in Sales

Once you have created your membership account, come back to this page and complete your application for the SMEI Certified Professional Salesperson™ program. You will have access to an online course which you will have up to one year to complete. The course covers all of the fundamentals in customer relationship selling that can be applied to entrepreneurial activities, or any job in business to business or business to consumer selling. The skills you will acquire through this course will assist you in any career path, as everyone needs to have professional selling skills!

  • The course uses quizzes, flash cards, video and simulation exercises. The course also includes a comprehensive textbook. All of the tools can be accessed from Mac, PC, tablets and smartphones.
  • Following your study you will take a 3-hour timed certification exam.
  • Successfully completing the exam will result in granting of a professional designation: SCPS™ (SMEI Certified Professional Salesperson) - if you have a minimum of one year experience in a job that involves sales or marketing. If you do not have one year of experience you will be granted the SCPS-IT™ (In training) designation which is valid for 5 years and you can submit proof of work experience to get the full certification at no additional cost within the 5 years.
  • Once you are certified you will receive a digital badge from SMEI that you can plug into your LinkedIn profile. You will also be able to proudly use the SCPS acronym after your name on your email signature, business card, etc.
  • The full SCPS certification needs to be renewed every year. The cost is $95.
  • The regular cost of the professional certification is $1,149 and includes the application, course fee, online course, textbook and exam. 
  • SMEI is offering each DECA student a scholarship of $850*, bringing the total fee to $299. The fee can be paid online at the time of application with a credit card or PayPal account.

*SCHOLARSHIP RELEASE SCHEDULE (The sooner you apply the higher the scholarship amount.)

$850 valid through April 30, 2017

$700 valid May 1 through May 31, 2017

$500 valid June 1, 2017 and later

Note: Be sure to apply for your free student membership account before you click the button below. 




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