The Certified Service Manager certification (CSM) was developed by NESDA to provide a means to verify the knowledge needed to manage a modern service business. CSM certification is also one requirement of the CSC (Certified Service Center) program.
A manager who passes a written test based on his or her knowledge of profitable business operations and who has the required experience may become a "CSM" (Certified Service Manager).
Although the CSM exam is not easy, service center managers will already have much of the knowledge needed just from the daily experience of operating a service business, as well as just plain "common sense."
The test is approximately 50% general information (laws, regulations, customer and employee relations, etc.), and 50% financial management. Service managers often have the most difficulty with the financial section, since there are a number of formulas to learn and utilize. All of the necessary formulas are included in the CSM Study Guide (see information below on how to purchase), as well as examples of how they are used.
Areas covered are business types, quality systems, bankruptcy laws, warranties and risk of liability, employee relations and pay systems, employment laws, subcontractors, interviewing job applicants, and financial management.
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Study material for Certified Service Manager:
CSM Study Guide