The AA-ISP and its Accreditation Board establish and maintain a set of requirements, standards, skills,
competencies, and final exam testing components that must be met for CCSR® eligibility.
The final exam itself is administered via a proctored, 3rd party testing organization, which assesses if an individual
is capable of performing the tasks required to be successful as an Entry Level Customer Success Representative (CSR).
The rigorous certification process sets a high bar that students can be measured by, educators can teach to, and
hiring companies find value in.
Why certify with CCSR®?
As part of the final exam, students must demonstrate the critical skills and competencies required to be an
effective Entry Level Customer Success Representative.
Some of these areas include how to properly conduct:
Preparation for On-Boarding Meeting
On-Boarding Meeting – Build Rapport and investigate expectations and definitions of success
Internal Escalation Meeting – Advocate for the customer in a balanced and persuasive manner
Angry Customer Meeting – Demonstrate empathy and constructively move the customer forward
Testing has been created and proctored to establish:
Reliable Testing Measures
Industry Standard Procedures
Conflict of Interest Management
Objectivity of Certification Activities
Questions about the CCSR® Certification?
How to prepare for the CCSR®?
Prior to sitting for the assessment, each student is provided preparatory information via email including:
Assessment Scheduling Link
Candidates who do not pass the final exam may schedule a second exam after a 2-week "waiting period."
This allows time to review the coursework and focus on the areas which were identified as needing attention from
the original exam scorecard.
What are the requirements to take the CCSR®?
To maintain a high bar for industry standards around Customer Success Professional skills and competencies, the AA-ISP requires certain
education and/or experience before applying for CSR Assessment and Certification.
Students must have completed and be able to show ONE of the following:
1. Minimum of 32 hours of Customer Success specific third-party online or instructor-led training.
(This may include bootcamps or college “sales” programs)
2. 6 months or more employment experience in a Customer Support, Sales Development, or equivalent role