Education Network Member – Initial Application


Great for schools who already have curriculum and want to add the Social Media Strategist (SMS) credential to student outcomes.


The National Institute for Social Media reviews existing social media courses and programs to see if they match the SMS certification learning objectives identified by our Advisory Committee.  Eligible programs are those who meet a minimum of 80% of the exam learning objectives.  Curriculum is reviewed and approved annually by the NISM education committee.  We work with all education network members to ensure that they are on track and have the tools and information they need to meet the 80% requirement.

Students who take approved Education Network Member programs/courses are then eligible to sit for the SMS exam upon the completion of their coursework.

Schools that are a part of this program, have the option to send their instructor(s) through the NISM Educator Training program for a 10% discount.

Additional books and course resources offered to our Educational Network Members at a 50% discount (if needed).


Initial applications: $2195

Annual renewal fees: $995

Already a member and looking to renew?  Go to this page.


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