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Professional Sales Track

Professional Sales Certificate

The 21-credit Professional Sales Certificate is a great way to differentiate yourself in today’s competitive job market. Though open to all students, the certificate is specifically designed for marketing majors and minors. The certificate is comprised of one foundation course, five required core courses, and one elective course. Check out the complete course requirements for the Certificate in Professional Sales, and be sure to see a Business Advisor in Glenn 321.


Earning your Professional Sales Certificate is easy! Just follow the steps below.

1.  Application Form

First, students must complete and submit an Application Form. This should be done as soon as possible. Students can fill out the form online, print it and bring it in to Glenn 206. Or, just stop in to see us in Glenn 206 - we have Application Forms available at the front desk.


2.  Plan Change Form

Next, students must fill out a Plan Change Form to declare their intent to earn the certificate. This must be submitted PRIOR to filing for graduation. Just follow these simple steps:

  • Visit the Plan Change Form website.
  • Click on the Plan Change Form (Staff) link under the Staff/Faculty Advisors header.
  • Enter your portal username and password.
  • Click on the “Add (select to add an additional Major, Minor or Certificate)” button, enter your Chico State ID#, and click the “Look Up” button
  • Once your name appears, proceed to the drop down box and select “Professional Sales Certificate”
  • Click the “Save/Print” button and bring the printed form to the Seufferlein Sales Program (Glenn 206) and Business Advising (Glenn 321) to be signed.

3.  Certificate Coursework & GPA Requirements

Students must complete 21 units of required coursework. Be sure to meet with Business Advising in Glenn 321 to make sure you're on the right track! Students must also meet the SSP's GPA requirements:

  • Sales Certificate Classes:  minimum 2.5 GPA with no less than a "C" in any certificate course
  • Cumulative: minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 upon graduation

4.  Sales Competency Program Requirement

Students must fulfill the Sales Competency Requirement by attending the following two skill-building workshops prior to graduation:

  • Sales 101
  • Got GRIT? 

You can find event and workshop dates on our Sales Competency Program Calendar.