What is Certified Sales Leadership Professional “CSLP” Certification?

Certified Sales Leadership Professional “CSLP” is a certification for professionals who demonstrate knowledge, skills and competencies in sales and business development as per the requirements of the Canadian College for Leadership & Management “CCLM”.

CSLP’s are experts in leads generation and deals closure. They make excellent sales pitches, read their clients body signs smartly, develop great proposals and present them with a wow effect. CSLP becomes the de-facto for sales professional around the world.

What is the CSLP Certification Body of Knowledge?

The CSLP BoK comprises of various themes of knowledge and skills which a CSLP must demonstrate competency in. A CSLP:

  • Understands the basics of sales, makes calls, prepares excellent sales pitches and seals a deal.
  • Overcomes challenges in the sales cycle, influences clients and reaches an agreement.
  • Understands basics of proposals, develops solid proposals using various tools and solid process.
  • Presents your solution or product with confidence using various tools and delivers wow moments to help seal a deal.
  • Negotiates for the best, and under stress with difficult clients. Learns how to win sales deal.s
  • Effectively communicates with peers, managers, subordinates and clients, using both verbal and none-verbal communication skills.
  • Masters body language for self and others. Learns how to translate facial, hands and other body signs to support leads capturing and sales deal closure.
  • Is ethical, endorses and enforces ethical practices and respects people’s rights in workplaces.

Should you apply for CSLP certification?

If you are a sales person, business development, or interested in sales and revenue generating, then, CSLP certification is for you. With CSLP, you earn the knowledge and get the status and recognition.

Various people are pursuing CSLP certification, including, but not limited to:

  • Sales executives, associates, Business Development officers and managers.
  • Marketing professionals, coordinators and associates.
  • Supply chain, bid and procurement professionals
  • Managers, Store managers, clerks and many more.

What is CSLP Certification Exam?

The certification exam tests your understanding of the certification body of knowledge. For the CSLP, the exam:

  • Has 50 multiple-choice questions.
  • Must be finished in 1 hour (60 minutes) – as of Sep 12, 2020.
  • Pass mark is 60%.
  • The exam fees are US$225 and are paid online on our Learning Management System (LMS).
  • You will get instant access to the exam after making the payment.
  • All our fees are in US dollars!

What are the CSLP Eligibility Requirements?

As per the announcement by the Certification Board of CCLM, All CCLM certification exams are open to all candidates. The eligibility process has been eliminated. Read the announcement here.

How to apply?

The application process is very simple.

  • Attend the Self-Study course OR study the textbook.
  • Register and pay the examination fee [If you select the Self-Study Course, the exam fee is already included in the course fee]
  • Write and pass your test.

How to schedule your exam?

  • Once you pay for your exam on our Learning Management System (LMS), you will get instant access to the exam. This access cannot be rescheduled and is valid for 30 days.
  • If a rescheduling request is required and put less than 30 days of the scheduled exam date, a fee of US $70 applies.
  • All rescheduling requests must be sent to Hello@CCLMCanada.org

Are you looking for exam preparation courses?

Certification exam preparation courses are offered in traditional instructor-led classroom and online through Registered Partners or directly at CCLM. You can register for Self-Study Training courses which can be taken anywhere and anytime for 90 days. The course fees are US$690.

The CSLP Self-Study Training Course can be registered online following this link. The course includes the video material, sample questions and the official CSLP exam; all in one package.

Do I need to renew my certification status?

Yes. Certified professionals have to maintain ‘Active‘ status of their certifications by renewing it every three years and prior to its expiry date. Once the certification passes its expiry date, it will show as ”Suspended” in the Certification Registry, and this status remains for 3 months. This would be the last chance to renew the certification without writing the exam again. If the 3 month period elapses, the certification becomes “Expired” and you must write the exam again to earn the certification.

As a CSLP, you have to fill an online form on our Learning Management System ‘LMS’, pay the renewal fee, and you will receive your renewed certification.

How do I renew my certification?

  • Submit an online Recertification Form.
  • Pay the recertification fee.
  • Recertification fees are US $150 for the 3 year certification cycle.

Are you still unsure?

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