Sales Professional Certification Exam - Level 1

Sales Professional Certification Exam - Level 1

JA Certified Sales Professional (CSP)

Level 1

The JA Certified Sales Professional (CSP) reflects skills and knowledge generally expected of trained entry-level jewelry sales personnel. 
All jewelry professionals who have worked for at least one year as a sales professional in a retail jewelry store are eligible to take the exam. Those interested in getting certified as a JA Certified Senior Sales Professional (CSSP), must first successfully complete this CSP certification before achieving the CSSP.

How & Where To Get Certified

There are two convenient ways to get certified.

  • Off-Site Local Proctored Exam: Take the exam at a time and location near your home or store. If you select this option, you will be required to retain a proctor for the two-hour duration of the exam. For more information on proctors, click on the Proctored Exam registration link or click here. To register click on the “Date Not Specified” registration option below. You have 60 days from the date you register to complete and return the exam.
  • On-Site Trade Show or Industry Conference Exam: Certification testing is offered throughout the year at several authorized Jewelers of America testing sites, proctored by JA. Browse the dates below to select the authorized testing location and time convenient to you. Some events feature multiple session times for added convenience.


$55 for Jewelers of America members. 
$75 for non-members. 
Click for more information about the benefits of JA membership.

When registering for exams at regional events and trade shows, look for registration specials for additional savings for both members and non-members. The discounted rates will be listed in the event registration field.




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Candidates who choose to take the certification exam at their own location will need a proctor to administer the test. A proctor may be anyone other than a member of the test-taker's own family, professional jeweler, store manager or retailer. (Your Proctor's name and email is required prior to checking out.)
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