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Professional Etiquette Certification Overview

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The Charleston School of Protocol and Etiquette, Inc.
is pleased to announce the most flexible and comprehensive
Professional Etiquette Certification
program available in the industry.

This certification is designed for potential etiquette experts, trainers, or current trainers looking for certification.

The program delivery options include:

- Group Session - Certification is conducted in a classroom environment over a four day period in Charleston, SC and scheduled throughout the year for groups of five or more.

- One-to-One Live - Certification is conducted in a one-to-one environment over a four day period in Charleston, SC and scheduled at a mutually convenient time.

- One-to-One Distance learning - Certification is conducted through a distance learning environment over a period of 30 days and scheduled at mutually convenient appointment times. This option eliminates travel expense of hotel, dining, airfare, etc. and time away from home and work. 
For more information on the One-to-One Distance learning program, please email to schedule a telephone appointment.

Remaining Group Session 2019 Program Dates:

January 15-18, 2020
March 9-12, 2020
May  11-14, 2020
July 20-23, 2020
September 21-24, 2020
November 16-19, 2020

Group Session Location: Charleston School of Protocol Home Office, Charleston, SC

Ask about our personal one-to-one Certification Program with Cindy Grosso.  The only one-to-one professional etiquette certification offered by a national etiquette expert.
Now offered in-person or distance learning.

To receive inside information and special program offers, register here .

There is a large demand for etiquette experts, as the demand for training in this field continues to grow. If etiquette is a passion of yours, come register for the most comprehensive training program offered; live training coupled with a one year follow-up program to help you start and continue on your way to success.

The Charleston School of Protocol has worked with hundreds of companies to help their employees become leaders in their field.

The Charleston School of Protocol and Etiquette is recognized as a global award winning company. Its founder, Cynthia Grosso, is an award winning speaker, business columnist and etiquette expert who has been quoted many times in national and local publications and is the host of a national syndicated and internet radio show.

Ms. Grosso has been speaking in this arena for over 17 years.

Due to the overwhelming number of inquiries for a certification program, Ms. Grosso has decided to put together the most comprehensive training program

This program is open to corporate trainers, new etiquette consultants and/or current consultants who want to be certified.

The certification program will be presented by Cindy Grosso herself and will highlight corporate etiquette programs that will address:

- Professional presentation
- Meeting and greeting
- Meeting etiquette
- Business card protocol
- Business card etiquette
- Networking protocol
- Host etiquette
- Attendee etiquette
- Proper introductions
- Correspondence etiquette
- Invitation etiquette
- Gift giving
- Continental dining style
- American dining style
- Menu etiquette
- Executive style - golf, theater, sporting events, travel
- Wine etiquette
- Flag protocol
- Toasting
- Tipping
- Seating protocol
- Thank you etiquette
- Strength through diversity

You will be able to teach the most requested and popular programs to include:
  • Personal Branding
  • Personal Savvy for Professional Success
  • Professional Table Manners
  • Communication Etiquette
  • Networking Success
  • Professional Style
  • International Business
  • Meeting Etiquette
  • Correspondence Etiquette
You will be able to put this modules together to create Polished Professional Programs.

You will also receive:
  • Comprehensive training materials, PowerPoints, handouts, workbooks and support materials.
  • Comprehensive business support notebook
  • Ongoing support at no additional charge.
  • Reprint rights for all copyrighted materials.
  • Discounts on all products that you can instantly have for sale.

Hosted in Charleston, South Carolina, the recipient of the "Most Mannerly City" in America Life-time Achievement Award, Charleston is considered the heart of the heart of the south and America's sweetheart city for grace and gentility. Ma
nners are part of our heritage and history.

This program includes various features and benefits:

- This program is taught by Cindy Grosso herself, who has been conducting programs in the corporate world for over 17 years.
 Be taught by a proven leader in the industry.

- Four day of live program to include etiquette and the business of doing business. 
 Live hands-on learning and interaction.

- One-on-one coaching via coaching calls, accessible anytime during the first year.
Get help with specific questions with undivided attention to maximize your success.

- Access to global award winning training tools that you can offer to your clients.
Be confident with the materials that represent you well and help your clients, without the development expense.

- Be associated with the Charleston School of Protocol and Etiquette.
Join the elite group with this designation.

- Program hosted in Charleston, South Carolina.
Visit the Most Mannerly City in America.

PLEASE NOTE if you would like to receive the Children's Etiquette Certification as well, mentees receive a 50% discount on that program, (mentees pay $997.00), plus get an extra year of coaching. For more information on the Children's Etiquette Certification program please click here.

Investment information:

Refund Policy - If accepted into this program, the participant understands that the tuition will secure a space in the Etiquette Certification Program. If the participants must postpone/cancel attendance, the participant may receive the tuition, minus all processing fees and an additional $250.00 per participant. This is a non-refundable administrative fee. Postponements/cancellation must be in writing 8 weeks prior to the program or participants are liable for the entire fee. International attendees will receive a credit for future participation.

Transfer Registration Policy - If a participant needs to transfer registration to a future program, their tuition will be applied with a $300.00 transfer fee.

Cancellation Policy - The Charleston School of Protocol and Etiquette reserves the right to cancel the certification program if circumstances beyond their control forces this to happen. If this occurs, a full refund will be given to all paid participants, within 30 days of scheduled start date. Postponements/cancellation must be in writing 30 days prior to the program or attendees are liable for the entire fee. International attendees will receive a credit for future participation.

4 day training program $4,997.00, plus 12 month follow-up of ongoing learning/coaching at no charge.

The $4,997.00 program investment is payable upon enrollment, or pre-payment program option. Travel and accommodations not included.

We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, cashier and personal checks.
No personal checks from international students.

License Renewal Fee:
$500.00 renewable every 5 years, to include 8 hours of continuing education.

This program is open to only 10 participants per live session. There will be a selection process, via telephone interview, as there may be more than 10 applicants per session. The selection will be at the sole discretion of the Charleston School of Protocol and Etiquette, Inc.. Any potential applicant that did not make the program the first time will have the option to apply at the next scheduled program date.

If you are interested in becoming certified, please fill out the downloadable interview application and fax to: (843) 207-1024 or mail to:

The Charleston School of Protocol and Etiquette, Inc.
P.O. Box 41113
Charleston, SC 29423

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We look forward to helping you build your business.




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