A certification is neither a Degree nor a License, and generally has a limited life. The faster a profession changes because of changes in technologies, work-processes and business environment, the greater the need for professionals to update/ upgrade/ refresh/ renew their certifications. A lapsed Certification does not have employability value because the employers cannot be assured that you are current in your competence about the job or the profession.
Yes. A certification is a direct indicator of your employability in a job and your fitness and readiness for joining and pursuing a profession. A university degree, on the other hand, is an indicator of your general intellectual capabilities and understanding of principles in the subjects you may have studied.
Thus, certifications on top of a university Degree increase the perceived employability of an individual, as prospective employers are assured you can hit the ground running. That is also why most university students around the world today pursue credential programs in their interest areas simultaneously with their university studies, to get ready for a job by the time they graduate.
The Strategy Institute ensures the best for its globally recognized certification programs. To ensure and improve the quality, the candidate must meet certain educational and professional experience criteria to be eligible for the respective certification.
The submission of an application indicates your agreement to comply with the terms of the audit process. All applications are subject to an audit, although only a percentage of applications are selected for audit. The selection of an application for audit is random. You may be required to submit documents of the required professional work experience and/or educational degrees officially. The electronic audit notification provides detailed information on how to comply with the terms of the audit. Please download and fill the Candidature Review Form and email it along with the additional documents at email@example.com.
In response to our disapproval of candidates candidature on eligibility grounds, candidate must fill in the Exam Candidacy Reconsideration Request Form for reconsidering the eligibility for any The Strategy Institute exam applied for. Along with this form, the candidate must submit a letter stating the exact reason for reconsideration. The form and the letter must be submitted together within 5 working days after candidature disapproval notification. Attach the required documents along with the form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Note**Payment can be made with a Visa, American Express or MasterCard credit card. The payment amount will be automatically prompted by the system according to the selected certification.
You have to completely fill and submit the application form in one go and there is no option to save the half-filled application form.
From the day of payment, The Strategy Institute gives a period of 365 days from the day of payment to the applicants to earn the certification of their choice, including time to study, prepare and take the exam. In case you are not able to take the exam in this window period, then you can reschedule it by paying a nominal fee of USD 100.
The Strategy Institute is making several high-quality reading and reference resources available in digital and printed formats for a wide variety of Business Strategy/Entrepreneurship/ Management stakeholders. The list includes TSI’s flagship publication – Business Strategy-Handbook by The Strategy Institute along with additional reading material. All this exclusive knowledge resource makes up The Strategy Institute Resource Box, which is given complimentary to all candidates of ABSP™ and SBSP™ certification.
The candidate does not have to pay any additional amount for The Strategy Institute Resource Box.
Note: Submission of Assessment 1 and Assessment 2 is mandatory to schedule and appear for your SBSP™ exam.
The results can be seen immediately after a candidate successfully completes and submits the online test. Successful candidates will receive a printed certificate which will be mailed to the mailing address, as mentioned in the candidates profile. Please note that the packet will be shipped within 3-4 weeks.
The Strategy Institute exams are real-time proctored, and delivered in the private mode keeping the convenience of examinee in mind. Which means you can now take your ABSP™ and SBSP™ exams in the convenience of your personal spaces – like your home or your office – after getting your computer and exam room ExamStrong™ verified for exam readiness.
All TSI exams are completely digital/ online and are handled by Examstrong™ specialized in exam deliveries for prestigious international standards bodies, universities, training organizations, corporates and government agencies. For more information, kindly visit www.thestrategyinstitute.org/business-strategy-certification-examinations.
|Validity||3 Years||3 Years|
The Strategy Institute has a ‘zero-tolerance’ policy for any misconduct in its ecosystem. During examination, the test manager (or proctor) has all rights to dismiss a candidate from the exam session for any of the following reasons:
Please be informed that The Strategy Institute will take legal action against anybody who violates copyright laws such as reproducing and distributing examination content or materials. The data bank of questions, the exam form and all exam-related materials have copyrights and are the legal property of The Strategy Institute.
Any communication – be it verbal, written or electronic, is strictly prohibited. Any such act will be punishable by law.
Please note that, if any examinee is caught in any of the above forms of misconduct, there will be no evaluation of their exam and no refund of their fees. Also, there will be a six-month bar to retake the exam. Furthermore, The Strategy Institute shall review the acts of misconduct, which may lead to :
The examinee must carry two valid forms of ID from the list below. Please note that both IDs can either be primary IDs or one primary and one secondary ID.
The primary ID must be an original and valid ID, containing both, the examinee’s photo, and signature.
The secondary ID must be an original and valid ID, containing the examinee’s name and signature, or the examinee’s name and a recent photo.
Please Note: All IDs required must be issued by the country in which the candidate is testing. If the candidate does not have a qualifying primary ID issued from the country they are testing in, an International Travel Passport from their country of citizenship is required, along with a secondary ID.
The first and last name that the candidate uses to register must match exactly the first and last name on both of the IDs that are presented on test day.
The Strategy Institute exam is a computer based exam, please find below the duration of each exam.
|Duration||75 minutes||75 minutes|
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The Strategy Institute exam is a multiple choice based examination. Each question has four choices, with one or more options being the correct answer. The candidate need not answer every question before moving to the next. The candidate can always review or return or alter the answers of previously answered questions. Therefore, make sure that the answers to each questions are properly reviewed before submitting the exam.
|No. of Questions||50||50|
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The candidates are not allowed to carry any electronic devices during the examination. The candidates are not allowed to use any electronic devices during the examination. Please visit our examinee conduct policy, to know more.
There is no provision of breaks, and the exam has to be taken in one go.
It is suggested that you should reach your exam room at least 30 minutes in advance of the scheduled exam-start time to ensure that the exam room and the computer being used for exam is thoroughly checked, verified and approved for exam-taking by a designated TSI -authorized testing body.
In order to clear the exam, the candidate must score 65% or higher cumulatively.
The results can be viewed immediately after submitting the online test.
In the event that candidate fails their first (1st) attempt to pass their TSI examination, they shall be required to pay a nominal fee of USD 50 from their user account to reappear for the exam.
If you pass the exam, an official certificate kit will be issued to you.
An ABSP™ certification can be upgraded* to SBSP™, subject to fulfilment of the candidacy norms by the certification-holder, and upon successful completion of the prescribed online SBSP™ fast-track learning program as per the latest 4M-BSP BODY OF KNOWLEDGE along with a small online assessment.
The fees for the upgrade is as follows
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|Standard Upgrade to SBSP™||$750||Before the expiry of the ABSP™ certification|
|Upgrade During The Convenience Period||$1000||Within maximum 60 days from the date of expiry|
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The Strategy Institute certification holder should upgrade of their certification within the standard upgrade period. In case he/she fails to do so, we also have a 60 day convenience period for upgrade.
In case the candidate meets the professional and educational qualification requirements then the candidate can visit their user account & apply for an upgrade.
The invoice is generated immediately after the payment is realized and can be downloaded easily by logging into your account.
Payments can be made via debit or credit cards. We accept a range of cards including Visa, American Express, Mastercard among others. Payment for company-sponsored candidates can be done via electronic checks or wire transfers, and further information may be sought by writing to email@example.com.
The full fee paid by an candidate minus USD 80 of processing charges is refunded if the withdrawal application arrives within 24 hours from payment. For withdrawal requests beyond 24 hours the fee paid will not be refunded.
Yes. Examinees cancelling their exams or those who failed in the earlier attempt and want to re-take the exam have to pay a nominal fee of USD50. Also, missing a pre-scheduled exam for any reason will result in the forfeiture of your fee, and the refund clause will not be applicable here.
In case of payment failure due to problems arising on The Strategy Institute payment gateway or The Strategy Institute application system or The Strategy Institute website, immediately write to firstname.lastname@example.org. In case the problem is on the side of your banker or credit card issuer, please contact their respective customer care immediately for an effective resolution.
No. Payments have to be made in one go.
Digital badges are an assessment and credentialing mechanism that is housed and managed online and could appear as icons on a web page, social media platform, or other online venues. It is awarded by institutions, organizations, or groups, signifying accomplishment. Badges are designed to make visible and validate learning in both formal and informal settings, which can be verified by employers and colleagues.
Each badge is embedded with evidence of where, when, how, and why it was earned. It is a form of digital certificate that earners can share on social networks, resumes and e-mail signatures.
The Strategy Institute digital badging services provide you a way to effectively convey your verified knowledge and expertise to employers, colleagues and recruiters after successful completion of certification.
No, Certification Package fee includes the Digital Badge.
Each digital badge has a unique URL that can be embedded on a website or social media channel.
Our logistics are handled by TSI Logistics and they ship your Resource Box via one of the leading global carrier. For more details about your shipment, you can write to TSI Logistics at email@example.com.
TSI Logistics shall provide to you the tracking details of your Resource Box once it is shipped. In case you have still not received your tracking details, please write to TSI Logistics at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once your TSI Resource Box is shipped, you will receive an email from TSI Logistics with the tracking number of your shipment and you can track your Resource Box.
In such a case we request you to please refer to the tracking details provided by TSI Logistics and lodge a complaint with the carrier which was supposed to deliver your Resource Box. Simultaneously, please write to TSI Logistics at email@example.com.
Note**TSI Logistics shall also provide on request, a documentary Proof of Delivery provided by the shipper after it completes the delivery to your shipping address, and this Proof of Delivery shall be the only document accepted by The Strategy Institute to confirm the delivery. We regret in advance that once Proof of Delivery of a shipment is made available, we are unable to entertain or accept any complaint by you.
Please lodge a complaint with the carrier using the tracking details provided by tsi Logistics. In case you have any further query you can write to TSI Logistics at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your Resource Box can be delivered even when you are not present at the time of delivery only after the shipper verifies the address. For any further delivery related query please write to TSI Logistics at email@example.com.
No, you will not be able to change your shipping/mailing address after you have paid the fee. So, please make sure that you provide us with the right address to avoid any hassle at the time of delivery of your Resource Box. For any further queries, please write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You need to refer to the shipping details and contact the carrier to reschedule your date of delivery.
If you have received the wrong set or damaged books in your Resource Box please write to TSI Logistics at email@example.com within 24 hours of receipt of your Resource Box. We shall not be able to entertain or accept any complaint by you after that.
A new unit of TSI Resource Box is chargeable and can be issued only after a prior approval from The Strategy Institute. In case you want us to issue a new unit of Resource Box please write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
All export/import duties and other levies, if any, in your country are to be borne by you, and you also hold the responsibility of clearance of the TSI Resource Box consignment.
Note**The Strategy Institute or its partners/representatives will not be responsible for any delays due to delivery carrier factors, weather, natural calamities, international customs regulations, holidays, customer error, or any other unforeseen events beyond the control of the shipper.
No, once the order has been placed it cannot be cancelled.
If you want to change your name on the certificate, you will need to write to us at email@example.com and attach the required supporting documents. A fee of USD 50 will have to be paid for the processing of your request. You will also have to pay USD 100 for an additional certificate with the new name on.
If you wish to inform your employer about the achievement, you will have to initiate a service request from your account. It will then be The Strategy Institutes’ responsibility to inform the employer about your achievement.
In case you lose your certificate and require a duplicate certificate a service request needs to be generated from your account. You will have to incur an additional fee of USD 100.
If you wish to cancel your exam, you should login into your account 72 hours prior to your scheduled examination. Cancelling an exam or missing your exam will result in the forfeiture of your exam fee, without recourse. For more details please click here and go through our cancellation policy.
If an examinee voluntarily cancels the scheduled examination appointment; she can immediately reapply from the user account by paying a nominal fee of USD 50.
If you wish to reschedule your exam, you must login into your account 72 hours prior to your scheduled examination. You can reschedule your examination without paying any extra fees. For more details on rescheduling your exam please click here.
There can be certain unavoidable circumstances due to which you are unable to appear for the examination, in such a case your appointment is declared as a no show.
If you miss a scheduled exam because of an emergency, feel free to directly contact The Strategy Institute at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Below are the acceptable reasons for missing your scheduled exam:
Immediate family members here refer to:
If you miss an exam for any of the above-mentioned reasons, you are required to contact The Strategy Institute on email@example.com. An incident number will be provided to you to send the necessary documentation required by The Strategy Institute. Once the required documents are submitted, the request will be thoroughly reviewed and the decision will be taken accordingly by the candidate review committee. You will further be intimated on the result of your request.
Please be informed on the documents that are accepted against the reason of emergency:
**Please note that the fee is non-refundable. However, if the case is not listed under our no-show policies, an additional fee of USD 50 will be charged to reapply.
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