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Recognition Of Sales & Marketing Professionals

29 June 2006

Accreditation & Recognition Of Sales & Marketing Professionals

The Sales & Marketing Institute of New Zealand has just released details of a National New Zealand Accreditation Scheme for sales & marketing professionals.

This includes sales managers, marketing managers, brand managers, marketing professionals, practicing sales reps, major account representatives, students who are studying sales & marketing and the many people who make sure that the economy of New Zealand is kept turning by their skills of sales & marketing

The professionalism of Institute members is recognised and given graded status through peer review _ and is required to meet significant standards in both practical experience and on-going education and self-development.

The Sales & Marketing Institute of New Zealand has 3500 members throughout New Zealand and it believes that there are approximately 30,000 practicing sales & marketing individuals who now have the opportunity to have their professional skills recognised.

_This will now establish a benchmark for employers, sales & marketing people, and provide recognition for the professional application of proven skills._ comments David Glover, President of Sales & Marketing Institute of New Zealand.

_This accreditation has been a long time coming but it will enable industry, government, and practicing individuals to recognize the professionalism that needs to be applied to be a good sales person, sales manager, or marketing manager._

Details of the levels of accreditation follow and more information can be found on the Institute_s website.

Title ExperienceRecognition Graduate member Students at completion of study from Education institutions and accredited trainers.Certificate Accredited MemberPractising sales or marketing professional with membership of Institute.Certificate Accredited Professional Member5-10 years experience in profession, undertaken some education up- skilling via conferences, workshops, seminars or accredited educational courses, and is member of institute.

Plaque Accredited Executive Member

A person who has completed 10 years practical experience plus has a degree or 15 years practical experience and regular up skilling each year for the last 5 years and member of InstitutePlaque Fellow of the Institute Recognised by the Institute as having contributed outstanding contributions to the practice of Sales & Marketing though practical application, years of experience and or qualifications in education that have been obtained and or their contribution to the profession from their success.Plaque

RequirementsApplication fee $200, Membership of Institute, copy of personal CV, list of educational workshops, seminars, conferences and qualifications, and summary of practical experience, plus current employer testimonial, and customer testimonial.Peer reviewed by Institute members award announced to Media and members.

Retention Retain membership of Institute, and update details every two years, renewal is not automatic but will be retained if continuing skill development undertaken.Listed on Institute Website WithdrawalIf member brings professional standing into disrepute or if found to have supplied incorrect information on the application for accreditation.Listed on website

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