Bethany, Conn.-based manufacturers representative Cooper New England Sales recently announced four individuals on its team have earned the Certified Sales Professional designation with distinction.

That quartet includes Alex Guiliano, Jon Larkin, Dave Kinnier and Scott Copper, CPMR. They join more than 1,000 salespeople across the United States and Canada to achieve CSP certification.

The designation denotes a level of education and commitment beyond the ordinary, the company explained. “Graduates of the program report increased sales and renewed enthusiasm for finding solutions for their customers,” it added.

MRERF produces the CSP program in cooperation with the Canadian Professional Sales Association. The CSP training program gives a thorough understanding of consultative selling and top sales performers consistently demonstrate the skills learned in the CSP program, Cooper New England Sales pointes out.

To earn the CSP designation, one is required to have more than two years sales experience, pass a written examination and a one-on-one verbal exam after the three-day seminar. Continuing education also is required for continued certification.

“The commitment to ongoing professional development by the Cooper New England Sales team will be recognized by customers and principals alike for being efficient, reliable and professional salespeople,” the rep agency stated.