The purpose of the Certified Sales Student program is to offer university students the opportunity to receive recognition for going beyond minimal course requirements in preparing themselves for successful sales jobs and careers. Completing the process required to receive this certification helps participants to differentiate themselves from other students in the sales employment market. Similarly, by denoting exceptional commitment and achievement, the program assists employers in identifying the best candidates for sales positions nationwide and around the world.
Any college student attending a USCA member school can earn this certification by meeting the required coursework with authorized faculty and completing the extracurricular experience requirements presented below. The University Sales Center Alliance, a consortium of recognized and accredited sales programs across the Nation, sponsors the Certified Sales Student designation.
Students must earn a minimum of 100 total points to be awarded the Certified Sales Student designation. A minimum of 50 points must be derived from required college coursework with an additional minimum of 50 points earned through extracurricular activities and experiences.