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JA Schedules Sales & Management Certification Exams at Four Trade Shows

Apr 15, 2015 10:16 AM   By Jeff Miller
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RAPAPORT... Jewelers of America (JA) will offer its  sales and management professional certification exams at four upcoming U.S. trade shows. The certification is centered around  two-hour exams that evaluate the proficiency of jewelry professionals on two levels:

First level
JA Certified Sales Professional (CSP)
JA Certified Management Professional (CMP)

Second level
JA Certified Senior Sales Professional (CSSP)
JA Certified Senior Management Professional (CSMP)

Test takers are not required to study, JA noted, as the certification attests to existing expertise in sales and/or management.  The certifications are open to all jewelry professionals. JA does also offer the certification tests at any time and  location through a prearranged proctored exam. In addition, JA offers a professional certification program  for bench professionals in four levels of expertise. 

“In today’s competitive landscape, we are striving to make it easier for jewelers to get the valuable tools they need to gain consumer confidence and keep the jewelry industry vibrant and healthy,” said JA's president and CEO, David J. Bonaparte. “I strongly encourage retailers to get their staff certified. The benefits from Jewelers of America professional certification will far exceed the minimal amount of time and small monetary commitment put into the exam.”  

The sales and management certification exams will be available at the following locations and times:

Navy Pier, Chicago
Friday, April 17; 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.     
Friday, April 17; 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.    

Embassy Suites Hotel, Oklahoma City
Sunday, April 19; 1:30 p.m. to  3:30 p.m.

Mandalay Bay Hotel, Las Vegas
Thursday, May 28; 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. 
Thursday, May 28; 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. 
Friday, May 29; 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. 

Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York
Sunday, July 26; 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. 
Sunday, July 26; 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. 


Tags: certification, education, Jeff Miller, Jewelers of America, marketing, sales, training
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