The CPSA is excited to announce a partnership with University of the Fraser Valley (UFV). This partnership recognizes that the sales knowledge and skills delivered by the UFV’s School of Business's brand new Professional Sales minor curriculum is aligned with the CPSA’s Sales Professional Competency Framework. UFV is the first and only university in Canada where a student can earn a minor in professional sales. Students are now provided with the pre-requisite education needed to obtain the CPSA Institute Sales Certificate and to pursue their Certified Sales Associate (CSA) designation.
The Professional Sales minor includes 24 credits that will train students as sales professionals. They will master foundational business and marketing concepts, develop strong sales skills, explore personal development, and be introduced to sales management practices. As part of the sales courses, students will complete personal assessments that helps identify their unique strengths as a salesperson and will learn how to leverage them for success. Every student also completes a professional sales practicum, giving them the opportunity to apply their learning and gain real-world experience.
CPSA Institute Accredited Partners are industry leaders and top sales training companies that deliver results-driven information and insights that will position students to succeed, now and in the future. Accreditation is assurance that students are receiving rigorous, standards-based training that help them develop the skills and knowledge needed to excel in a complex, competitive marketplace.
About the University of the Fraser Valley
Located in the beautiful Fraser Valley just east of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) is a fully accredited, public university that enrolls approximately 15,000 students per year. UFV is large enough to offer variety, and yet small class sizes allows students to get to know their instructors and learn in a hands-on environment. UFV offers more than 100 programs, including three master’s degrees, 21 bachelor’s degrees with majors, minors, and extended minors in more than 35 subject areas, four graduate certificates, and more than a dozen trades and technology programs.
About the School of Business
The School of Business's BBA program is accredited by EFMD, one of the leading international networks in the field of management development. The EFMD Accredited Bachelor testifies that the School of Business's teaching activities effectively combine regionally and nationally relevant matters with internationally recognized standards. In combination with CPSA accreditation, employers and students alike can be assured of the quality of UFV's Professional Sales minor
About the Canadian Professional Sales Association
CPSA. Advancing Sales. Accelerating Performance.
As the advocate for excellence in sales, the CPSA invests resources in programming, curriculum development and professional designations to help individuals and companies become more successful through more effective sales. We connect employers with employees, business with academia and the private sector with government to advance the sales profession and improve Canadian competitiveness.
The CPSA’s 20,000+ members benefit from learning resources, community building events and exclusive cost-savings benefits.