(Press Release) NEW YORK, NY – Jewelers of America, a national trade association for businesses serving the fine jewelry marketplace, is offering its Sales and Management Professional Certification exams at the JCK Show.
In 2015, the number of jewelry professionals who completed JA’s certification increased 100 percent over 2014. Benefits of JA Professional Certification include career advancement, differentiating the retail store from competitors and enhancing customers’ trust in the jewelry professional. Certifications are open to all jewelry professionals with no studying required as the exams validate existing skills and knowledge.
“All jewelry sales associates and managers attending the shows in Las Vegas should strongly consider taking the time to certify their expertise with JA’s exams,” says JA President & CEO David J. Bonaparte. “By conducting certification at the shows, we are making it simple for jewelers to achieve this important designation and inspire greater trust from today’s customers.”
The Jewelers of America Professional Certification program establishes national standards with two-hour exams that evaluate the proficiency of jewelry professionals at two levels. Those who register in advance to any of the exams listed below save $10 off the exam fee of $55 for JA Members and $75 for non-members. Register here.
Exams offered on-site:
- JA Certified Sales Professional (CSP) – First Level
- JA Certified Senior Sales Professional (CSSP) – Second Level
- JA Certified Management Professional (CMP) – First Level
- JA Certified Senior Management Professional (CSMP) – Second Level
Those not able to attend the on-site certification exams can take the exams at any time and at a location convenient to them by registering for a proctored exam.
Jewelers of America led an industry task force, including representatives from all types of retail jewelry stores nationwide, to establish the Jewelers of America Professional Certification program in the late 1990s with the goal of raising the level of professionalism throughout the jewelry industry.
The Jewelers of America Professional Certification program also offers certification for bench professionals in four levels of expertise. For more information on the Jewelers of America Professional Certification program, visit www.jewelers.org or contact Jewelers of America’s membership representative, Dahlia Fyffe, at 800-223-0673 ext. 8007.