This is an introductory certification course for customer success managers (CSMs) and customer success professionals. The course covers the foundational best practices that drive the most effective customer success organizations.

General Course Outcomes

  • Develop a clear understanding of the importance of customer success in an organization’s success as well as the role of a customer success manager in the process.
  • Attendees will learn about the concept of journey planning and how a success plan can be used to illustrate the different milestones within the customer journey
  • Learn a structured approach on how to establish relationships with existing customers.
  • Establish storytelling and active listening techniques to learn and engage with the customers in strategic conversations to deliver better business outcomes.
  • An introduction to the methods used to calculate and measure the metrics of effectiveness within the customer success industry

Fantastic CSM Certification! The Certified Customer Success Manager (CCSM) Level 1 Program is a great introduction to the Customer Success Industry."
— Patrick Sanders, Docebo, Customer Success Manager

Course Date (12 Week Course)

Feb. 16 - May. 25

Sample Schedule Topics

Weeks Topics
Weeks 1 - 5 Introduction
Mastering Customer Success Key Concepts
Thinking like a Customer
Designing for Onboarding Success
Building Account Success
Weeks 6 - 9 Delivering Impactful Business Reviews
Re-engaging Disengaged Customers
Managing Account Relationships
Applying a Consultative Approach
Weeks 10 - 13 Driving Disciplined Execution
Navigating Internal and External Escalations
Handling Tricky Customers
Understanding Customer Success Metrics


Andrew Marks

Andrew Marks
Co-Founder, COO & CPO SuccessHACKER

Andrew Marks has spent 25+ years in high tech, mostly building highly effective post-sales organizations that drive customer lifetime value and improved customer satisfaction. Since founding SuccessHACKER, Andrew has spent a good portion of his time matching people to Customer Success roles from individual contributors to senior executives.

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  • Course: US $1,695 per level
  • USF Students, Alumni, and Staff: US $1,186 (30% Discount) per level
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  • Discounted pricing also available for groups greater than 3 people.

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All participants are required to participate in the program in its entirety and adhere to a professional code of conduct.

Certified Customer Success Manager Level I, Course

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