What you get with your Hootsuite Social Selling Certification

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Industry-leading certification showing you have the necessary skills and expertise to drive better sales results using social media

A permanent online certificate to showcase your expertise and share your credentials on LinkedIn and other professional profiles

Listing in the Hootsuite Certified Professionals Directory, which helps brands and employers find talented professionals with social media skills—like you!
  • I’ve always defined ‘social selling’ by this question: ‘how, as a salesperson, am I delivering content of value to my audience?’ By answering this question, I become of value, as a seller. And I grow my audience with the goal of connecting to more buyers.

    Koka Sexton Forbes number 1 social salesperson
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How to get your Hootsuite Social Selling Certification

Get your Hootsuite Social Selling Certification by passing a 50-question online exam, testing your knowledge of the core principles of using social media in sales, based on Hootsuite’s online Social Selling Training course. This comprehensive series of easy-to-follow video tutorials covers everything from setting up effective social media profiles to convey a professional, trustworthy online presence to tactics for finding and engaging with customers and prospects.

If you’re new to social selling, the training course is a great way to level-up your skills before taking the certification exam. Already a social selling pro? You can take the exam right away to prove your expertise.

And no pressure: you can take the exam as many times as you need until you pass, at no extra cost.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does the course cost? 
$299 USD.  

What if I fail the exam? Do I have to pay again to retake it? 
You do not have to pay for any subsequent attempts at the exam.  

Does the certification expire? 
Once you pass the exam, the certification is yours to keep forever. 

How long does it take to get certified? 
The course will take approximately 3 hours including video courseware, readings, and certification exam. Some people complete it in a weekend, some take a couple of weeks - it’s on-demand, so it’s up to you! The timed exam contains 50 multiple choice questions and you have one hour to complete it.

What result do I need to achieve on the exam in order to be certified as a social selling professional? 
The passing grade is 80%.