The National Institute for Social Media (NISM) is dedicated to social media certification and education for professional social media practitioners. Our curriculum is designed by educators and leaders in digital marketing and communication to validate the core skills essential for success in the various vocations of social media. Not only does NISM offer exceptional education it’s a life-long community for professional development, continuing education and sharing best practices.

We set the industry standards for social certification and offer industry leading educational programs in social media to help students prepare for the NISM Social Media Strategist certification. In addition, we offer on-going social media professional development conferences and seminars for educational institutions, corporations, agencies and non-profit organizations.

free webinars

Looking for resources to enhance your social media skills?
Check out these free webinars created by certified social media strategists in the NISM community!

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social media tools and resources

List of Social Media Tools and Resources

The following is a directory listing of social media tools and resources that have been gathered from across the web. The National Institute for Social Media (NISM) does not maintain this information, but rather provides this freely as an organized directory of recommended resources from top social media thought leaders.

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NISM CE Courses

Pre-Approved Social Media Events, Classes and Conferences

The latest conferences, events, webinars and more to continue your social media education. All events shown here are pre-approved by NISM and will apply to the 20 hours (2.0 CEUs) of continuing education that are required to maintain your NISM certification. In addition, all are welcome to submit their social media events for approval. We list events that give our certified professionals the best opportunity to continue to grow their social media skills.

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