About the Certification Program (10)

Can I finish the program in less than 26 weeks?

Yes, the CSMMS™ can be completed in less than the standard 26 weeks. The initial phase of the CSMMS™ program offered an online, live instructor weekly course. The current phase is expanding to online, live instructor courses at various days and times. The CSMMS™ program will soon be offered online through a student only training portal which can accelerate your training.

Will I receive a diploma when I complete the program?

All CSMMS™ Graduates will receive a Diploma from the Social Media Professional Association™. You will also receive the rights to use the CSMMS™ seal on your website and other marketing materials.

Are the classes live or online?

The initial phase of the CSMMS™ program offered an online, live instructor weekly course. The current phase is expanding to online, live instructor courses at various days and times. The CSMMS™ program will soon be offered online through a student only training portal which can accelerate your training.

How long are the classes?

Classes run from 2 hours to 8 hours. Longer classes are broken down in shorter modules.

Are the classes hands-on?

Most courses are offered via lecture and demonstration via live access to social media sites and tools. Students have the option of following along on their own computer.

What equipment or materials do I need to have?

You need to have a computer with access to the internet. Adobe PDF Reader, Microsoft Windows or Apple, basic computer knowledge, and common sense. Course are currently offered in English only but a Spanish language program will soon be offered.

Do I need a college degree or high school diploma?

No, the CSMMS™ program does not require that you have a high school degree or college degree. The CSMMS™ program will make you more marketable than most college degrees or technical programs. Social Media is one of the topics with highest demand of any market.

Who should take the Certification program?

Anyone can take the CSMMS™ program and enjoy great personal success by implementing the skills learned in the program. CEOs and Business Owners and Managers will understand how to manage their Social Media Marketing departments and employees. Unemployed or underemployed persons can make themselves more employable with the skills learned in the CSMMS™ program. Entrepreneurs can start a lucrative Social Media Marketing, SEO or Internet Marketing business after taking just a few of the courses.

Do I need to have social media experience?

Absolutely no experience is required but basic knowledge of social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+ is helpful and will give you a slight edge over others in the CSMMS™ program.

Will I have help if I need it during the Certification program?

You will be assigned at least one Social Media Master Counselor. Student beginning in 2013 are entered in the Beta Program. You will have direct personal coaching and consulting assistance from the CEO and Founders of New Media, New Marketing, Inc, Manny Sarmiento, Carmen Lopez, Clarence Bird and our Education staff.  We want you to succeed in the CSMMS™ program! We will be guiding you through the program all the way through your graduation date and beyond.

Affiliates (4)

How do I refer students the CSMMS™ program?

Once you enroll as a student you will be automatically registered in our Associate program as an affiliate. We will give you access to your personal Affiliate portal where you can get access to links, banners and other marketing materials to market the CSMMS™ program.

Add a banner to your website or blog or email the link to potential students. You will begin receiving commissions on the 15th of the month once they enroll in our program.

When will I get paid if I refer a new students to SMPA?

You will begin receiving commissions on the 15th of the month once they enroll in our program.

How much can I earn by referring students to SMPA?

You will earn 24% just for referring students to the CSMMS™ program. As an example you earn $479.00 for each paid-in-full ($1999) CSMMS™ student who enrolls in our program.

Do I have to be a student to refer and get paid for referring students?

No, you can enroll as an SMPA™ Social Media Certification Associate for a one-time, non-refundable  $50 enrollment fee and $49 per month membership fee. You can cancel your monthly membership at any time. You will receive 24% commission for all students who enroll through your custom link. Ex. Student enrolls and pays in full ($1999), you earn $479.00

Employment and Entrepreneurship (4)

Are social media jobs in demand?

Social Media Marketing is increasingly becoming more important in business. There are many new positions being created that required Social Media skills and experience.  Social Media is definitely a growing career field.  According to CBSalary.com, the national average salary for social-media managers is $106,160. Demand for social-media jobs is growing as more companies want to join the social-media community. Graduating from the CSMMS™ program will escalate your chances for success in your new venture.

Do Certification graduates get hired or get clients because of the training?

We have several students who have graduated and have gone on to create their own Social Media Marketing, SEO, Website Development and Internet Marketing.  Social Media management clients are bountiful. They are looking for qualified Social Media Marketing Professionals like you.  You can list your CSMMS™ on your resume or LinkedIn profile to increase your chances of getting hired.

Once you’ve graduated, we will list you on the Social Media Professional Association ™ website, under the “Professional Membership” page, and we will refer business to you as we receive requests from employers and companies. You will also receive permission to use the SMPA™ CSMMS™ seal on your website, blog or other marketing materials.

How fast can I start a Social Media Business?

We stress entrepreneurship and expedite the learning you need to start a Social Media, SEO or other internet marketing businesses. Part of your training includes knowledge of how to start and grow a successful Social Media Marketing, SEO, Local Social Media, Website Development or other internet-based business.

As a CSMMS™ student, you are automatically registered as an Associate in our Affiliate program. You will earn 24% just for referring students to the CSMMS™ program. As an example you earn $479.00 for each paid-in-full CSMMS™ who enrolls in our program.

Payments (1)

Do I need a Paypal account to pay for my tuition?

We currently use Paypal for credit card processing. During the checkout process Paypal will prompt you to use a credit card rather than Paypal for your payments. Installment payments require that you use the Paypal automatic payments system. Full tuition payments can be made via Paypal, credit card or check or money order payable to New Media, New Marketing, Inc.

What is…? (3)

What is Social Media Certification / Certified Social Media Marketing Specialist™ Program?

Social Media Certification through the CSMMS™ program is designed to bring standardization to a new, growing industry. It assures that “social media experts” actually have real and practical knowledge and experience in the industry.

What are the benefits of CSMMS™ certification?

Social Media Certification through the CSMMS™ program teaches you real, practical, up-to-date knowledge you can bring to the table when looking for a job. The CSMMS™ program focuses on entrepreneurship by giving you the ability to start lucrative a Social Media or Internet Marketing business in the fastest growing industry in the world.

What is the Social Media Professional Association™?

The SMPA™ is an organization for Social Media, SEO and Internet Marketing professionals. The SMPA™ provides a standardization platform, advocacy for the industry, educational programs for professional growth and networking and referral opportunities for its members.