The S&OP Certification Exam

The Certified Sales and Operations Planning (CS&OP) program helps you demonstrate your knowledge of cross-functional business strategies to align the commercial processes of sales and marketing with the operational processes of supply.

The Certification Exam

The Certified Sales and Operations (CS&OP) certification exam consists of 120 questions. Exam takers are allowed 2.5 hours to complete the exam. Passable score must be 70% or higher.

The Certified Sales and Operations Planning certification examination is administered by ExamSoft, a respected testing organization that serves, among many others, 39 of the 50 U.S. state bar exams. The International proctoring service is completed through ProctorU.

Take your CS&OP Exam online. 
Any time. 
Any where.

All exams are administered electronically and can be taken seven days a week. Using a webcam and computer, exam candidates can take exams at home, at work, or anywhere with internet access, providing that the required security protocols are met.  You will be connected to a live person during your exam that will be there to guide you through the process and assist with any technical problems. Photo identification is required at the time of the exam.  International test takers must have 2 forms of identification.

Once an exam taker purchases the exam credit, he/she will be provided a link to Examsoft to create an ID and download the encrypted exam package.  Exam takers will receive an email to confirm and a link to schedule the exam.

The Certified Sales and Operations Planning Exam costs are as follows: 
CS&OP Exam cost: $495.00
Retake Fees: Ist time $150, additional attempts $350.00

There is a 14-day waiting period between attempts. 

After passing the exam, the CS&OP designation means the successful exam taker has substantial knowledge of Sales and Operations Planning and its components and enhancements: 
  • Demand Planning
  • Supply Planning
  • Decision-Making Processes
  • Global S&OP
  • S&OP in heavily matrixed organizations, etc.  
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