Certified Salesforce Tobacconist (CST) This certification is designed for people who are employed directly or indirectly as a sales representative for a particular brand or company within the cigar or pipe industry.
1. Accept The Code of Ethics & Standards and fill out Apprentice Application
2. You will receive an email when your Apprentice Listing is created: please check it for accuracy.
3. Study online in our Campus or with The Tobacconist Handbook and take the final exam at your convenience: via a CST or CMT with a Final Exam (free), at the IPCPR tradeshow (free) or via Skype.com (see Campus Store for details).
A 90% score is required to pass the final exam and become a TU Certified Tobacconist.* Once you pass the exam, you will be listed as a Certified Tobacconist on the TU website. CRTs will have the additional benefit of their listing rotating on the TU homepage, above the fold. As a Certified Tobacconist, you will have access to TU Certified Accoutrements (Lapel Pin, Diploma, and more!), and CRTs will have earned the right to sell R&D Cigars and other TU Certified Products.
* TU Certification is a privilege you earn, but it can be rescinded without notice for any violation of the Code of Ethics & Standards. TU reserves the right to change the terms and privileges associated with certification at any time and without notice.
Tobacconist Tip #725
Cigars taste better on vacation: environment and emotions can effect taste!