April 30, 2020

New York, NY – Jewelers of America (JA), the national trade association for businesses serving the fine jewelry marketplace, has announced their certification program is now available online. Jewelers of America is striving to provide the jewelry industry with the resources they need during this difficult time. With unprecedented numbers of jewelry professionals working remotely, many are looking to prepare for the future. 

“We have been working to get our certification programs online and we knew that now was the time. Jewelers have been using this forced downtime for education, enhancing their digital footprint and building for a solid business once their doors reopen. Certification is one more way jewelers can be better prepared for success tomorrow,” says JA President & CEO David J. Bonaparte.

Jewelers of America Professional Certification can advance jewelry careers, differentiate a store and enhance reputation with fine jewelry customers by increasing credibility. The certification exam for jewelry professionals validates jewelry knowledge and proficiency to national standards.

Certification is offered at two designations in two categories. The Certifications are all being offered for a limited time price of $25 per exam (marked down from $55 per exam) and include:

  • JA Certified Sales Professional (CSP) Level 1: entry-level jewelry sales personnel with about one year’s experience.
  • JA Certified Senior Sales Professional (CSSP) Level 2:moderate to advanced sales skills and knowledge of a jewelry sales professional. Completion of CSP Level 1 is required.
  • JA Certified Management Professional (CMP) Level 1:entry-level jewelry management personnel with about one year’s experience; reflective of what is commonly needed to manage stores in a multi-unit operation.
  • JA Certified Senior Management Professional (CSMP) Level 2:managers of independently owned stores, who must address concerns such as financing, advertising and pricing. Completion of Level 1 CMP is required. 

For more information on certifications or to register, please visit: https://www.jewelers.org/ja/careers-education/certification.

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