Candidates must show that they met at least one of the following before being allowed to sit for the NISM Social Media Strategist certification exam:
Minimum of an associates degree (or 64 academic credits)
Candidates who have studied in areas such as Marketing & Communications, Business or Computer Science are ideal candidates. However, candidates from all areas of study who have at least an associates degree (or 64 credits) will be eligible to sit for the SMS exam.
Minimum of 2 years of business experience related to social media
Candidates with experience in community management, social media management or related vocations are ideal candidates for the SMS certification. However, all applicants who have at least 2 full years of business experience related to social media in their application will be allowed to sit for the exam.
*All exam participants must be at least 18 years of age.
Don’t meet the requirements? We still highly recommend checking out our training classes.
The NISM Social Media Strategist certification exam is a general-level examination that is intended to assess candidates knowledge and skill within six content domains required of general practitioners in vocations of social media. They are as follows:
These content domains defined by the current NISM Industry Advisory Committee (IAC) Professional Job Study. Learn more detail about each section reviewing the NISM Candidate Handbook.
EXAM VOUCHER PRICE: $295 (+$65 for Proctoring)*
*Some NISM-approved training partners include certification exam fees in the class tuition.