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The SMEI Professional Certification Accredited Program designation is an endorsement that proves competency in all domains of knowledge required by the following professional certification programs:

 

Sales Track

·      SMEI Certified Sales Executive® (CSE®)

·      SMEI Certified Professional Salesperson™ (SCPS™)

Marketing Track

·      SMEI Certified Marketing Executive (CME®)

·      SMEI Certified Professional Marketer™ (SCPM™)

 

Accredited Programs are those that include exceptional trainers and curriculum with a track record of successfully preparing candidates to sit for the relevant exams. Trainers can be accredited in the Sales Track or the Marketing Track or both.

 

Accreditation Requirements

  1. Provide documented training expertise match to SMEI competencies
  2. Program curriculum and learning objectives align with the knowledge domains as outlined in each of the applicable professional certification programs.
  3. The program accreditation evaluation will consider the prerequisites organizations or universities require for accepting students in the process. These requirements may be based on specific courses taken previously, education levels, and/or life experience.
  4. University/college courses should meet or exceed the minimum requirements of the accredited offering institution.
  5. Prior to accreditation application, the program must have been provided to a group of participants at least two times.

Application Requirements – Training Organizations

  1. Training organizations shall provide the following information:
  2. The number of SMEI exam preparatory training seminars organized and the number of participants each year including the focus of the training. Online offerings will submit the number of SMEI exam preparatory training seminars organized if not continuously offered and the number of participants each year.
  3. Program overview with training agenda.
  4. The number of years providing sales and/or marketing or training.
  5. List of trainers that are SMEI certified with resumes and/or cover letters. At least one trainer from the organization must be SMEI certified in one of the management certifications in the track(s) the organization will be training on.
  6. A list of all program materials including but not limited to textbooks, handouts, websites, and supplemental materials that were used by trainers and participants will be reviewed prior to accreditation. (Note: The SMEI Accreditation Committee may request the applicant submit copies, samples or extracts of any or all training materials for review.)

 

Application Requirements – Universities/Colleges


Universities/Colleges shall provide the following information:

  1. Number of semesters/terms the course(s) have been taught with SMEI training content.
  2. Syllabus(i) of supporting courses with SMEI training content.
  3. Requirements of any sales or marketing minor, major or certificate offered.
  4. List of trainers that are SMEI certified with resumes and/or cover letters. At least one instructor teaching the SMEI course should be SMEI certified in one of the management level certifications.
  5. A list of all program materials including but not limited to textbooks, handouts, websites, and supplemental materials that were used by trainers and participants will be reviewed prior to accreditation. (Note: The SMEI Accreditation Committee may request the applicant submit copies, samples or extracts of any or all training materials for review).

 

Accreditation Validity Period


Program Accreditation will be valid for a period of three years.

 

Accreditation Fees

  1. A non-refundable fee of $500 must be paid at the time of application for each program to be accredited. If the program is approved, the fee will be applied to the accreditation fee.
  2. Program Accreditation fee is $2500 for three years and include use of the SMEI logo and linked listing on the SMEI certification partner webpage.

 

Time Frame

The process of accreditation can vary depending on the response of the applicant to any required additions or modifications to their training content in order to meet the accreditation requirements. Under normal circumstances, the process should be completed within 30 days.


Continuance of Accreditation

  1. Completion of SMEI Professional Certification Program Accreditation Continuance Application.
  2. Submit proof of performance with an average SMEI exam pass rate of 75% for the past two years with at least three sittings of students during the former accreditation period.
  3. Submit documentation of any changes or updates made to program and/or trainers/educators.
  4. Continuance of SMEI Professional Certification Program Accreditation will be valid for three years.
  5. SMEI Professional Certification Program Accreditation Continuance fees are the same as above.

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