New Social Media Strategist Certification Preparation Course Offered in El Paso, Texas.

by | Oct 23, 2018 | Press and Media, Uncategorized | 2 comments

The National Institute for Social Media (NISM) is excited to announce their first Social Media Strategist (SMS) certification prep course offered in a blended format in El Paso, Texas starting this month.


“We are proud to have an excellent educator, Crysti Couture, SMS, located in the El Paso area,” said CEO Jennifer Radke, SMS.  “Crysti is bringing our blended classroom format to the area and helping social media professionals solidify their strategic knowledge and prepare themselves for this valuable industry standardized certification”.

Crysti has been an NISM Certified Social Media Strategist since 2016 and works with Barracuda Public Relations and a variety of freelance clients. She is also an avid photographer and video content creator.

The online portion of the course will begin on Monday, October 29th, 2018 will live on-ground courses happening Friday mornings from 10:00 am – 11:00 am in Downtown El Paso. The course runs for 6 weeks and covers the six content domain areas addressed by the SMS exam.

As an introductory course in this region, NISM is offering this course for a discounted rate, but space is limited.  The plan is to offer additional blended courses in the El Paso area in 2019.

The NISM Social Media Strategist certification program validates the foundational skills required of professionals using social media. To achieve certification as a Social Media Strategist, participants complete the coursework and are required to pass a certification exam covering the six primary content domains of general practitioners in social media: strategic planning; compliance and governance; project management; social media marketing; community management; and research and analysis. Certified professionals have demonstrated at least minimum levels of comprehension and mastery of essential social media best practices, and are able to apply them on the job with a marginal level of supervision.

To learn more about this course offering and to register, visit:


  1. Bernard Ofori

    Hey l live in Maryland and wanted to find out how much the program cost for sms

    • NISMadmin

      Hi Bernard, Thank you for your note. Our online SMS Certification preparation course is $1495. We would love to help answer additional questions for you. Please feel free to email [email protected] or call 763-200-6476

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