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Recommended format for displaying your CTSM Certification:

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Janice Nelson, CTSM Gold
Executive Director, CTSM Program
Exhibitor Publications, Inc
763-498-6538
jnelson@ctsm.com
www.ctsm.com



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Janice Nelson, CTSM Gold


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The proper way to reference your CTSM certification on resumes or LinkedIn bios under EDUCATIONS is as follows:
Professional certification by Certified Trade Show Marketer (CTSM) program, sponsored by EXHIBITOR Media Group, in affiliation with Northern Illinois University Outreach.




Certification Upgrades
Certification is a lifetime credential. However, because of the dynamic nature of the industry and rapidly
changing knowledge and skills required, certification upgrades are recommended every five years.

Four levels of upgrades are awarded to candidates, as they earn additional CEUs following certification.
Each CEU is the equivalent of 10 classroom hours.
Bronze Upgrade: 1 CEU
Silver Upgrade: 2 CEUs
Gold Upgrade: 3 CEUs

For bronze, silver and gold levels of upgrades, graduates may select from among all of the elective sessions offered at EXHIBITOR Learning Events. Choose the ones that will best address your needs and those of your program. For diamond level certification, at least 9 of your sessions must be selected from Advanced Level, Author?s Executive Series, or Profiles in Excellence. For each session taken, be sure to complete the Affidavit of Attendance online within the two week timeframe allowed. This will ensure that the sessions get added to your CTSM transcript.



Diamond Level Certification
One-fifth education, four-fifths contribution.
After completing the Gold Upgrade, graduates can continue their education with Diamond Level Certification.
In addition to continued advanced education, the Diamond Certification requires demonstrated
leadership by "giving back to the industry" through professional contributions.

More information about Diamond Certification



Graduate-Only LinkedIn Group
CTSM Graduates can join our Graduate-Only LinkedIn Group and network with other CTSM Graduates.


Questions?

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Program Administrator
Wendy Lewis
310 S. Broadway, Suite 101
Rochester, MN 55904

Telephone: 507.424.4881
Fax: 507.289.5253

wlewis@ctsm.com
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