With the CSM certification, you’ll be prepared to lead any organisation—corporate, government, nonprofit, or your own. CSM certification is ideal if you want to demonstrate your competence in Strategic Management Framework (SMF). The CSM certification will equip you with the knowledge and competency to formulate strategy, conduct strategic planning, perform strategy evaluation and implement strategy.

Why choose the CSM certification?

How to complete CSM

There is no formal entry requirement to study the CSM certification. We welcome professionals who will be able to stand out in the business world by achieving the certification. We also welcome individuals who are planning to develop their career in different management positions or entrepreneurship. There are three simple steps to successfully complete the certification:

First step is to complete a quick registration with us. Click here to register your interest and confirm your country of residence. Once you complete your free registration, we will contact you through email and advise you regarding next steps.

If we have a registered centre in your location, you will need to attend CSM exam preparation classes with the centre. If we do not have any registered centre in your location, we will share free coursebooks with you so that you can study independently.

Once your preparation is complete, you can take CSM exam any time of the year. CSM exam is available ‘on-demand in 175 countries through Pearson VUE Test Centres. The exams can be booked through Pearson VUE website.

Exam & Fees

There is one exam in the CSM certification. Duration of the exam is 60 minutes and total mark is 100. You will need to get minimum 50% marks to pass the exam. If you fail, you can resit the exam maximum 4 times at your convenient time.

Exam duration No. of MCQs Total marks Pass marks
60 Minutes 40 MCQs 100 marks 60%

The CSM exam fee is £149. Exam fee is payable through Pearson VUE account. Resit fee is only £49. If you are studying with a registered centre, you will need to pay tuition fees to the centre.

Exam fee Resit fee (each resit) Tuition fees Coursebook
£149 £49 Decided by the centre Free

Exam Preparation

If we have a registered centre in your location, you will need to attend CSM exam preparation classes with the centre. If we do not have any registered centre in your location, we will share free coursebooks with you so that you can study independently. Our CSM coursebook is sufficient to ensure exam success. Our practice questions are important to evaluate your own progress and preparation. Survey shows that majority of our students successfully complete the certification in three months. However, you can take as much time as you need for your preparation.

Exemption

Stand out to your employers by gaining professional certifications alongside your degree. If you already have achieved a recognised course or qualification in strategic management, then you can claim exemption from the CSM exam. Click here to submit your exemption application for a free assessment. If your exemption application is successful, you will need to pay the exemption fees within 30 days of your initial application. Our exemption fees are exactly same as our exam fees.

Further Information

If you need further information about the CSM certification, please contact us at support@iqnglobal.com.