The Mystery Shopping Providers Association will once again hold live, in-person workshops for mystery shoppers who wish to become Gold Certified. The first workshop will be in Irvine, California on Saturday, March 12, 2011. Representatives of some MSPA-member companies will be in attendance, and I will once again be presenting. Additional workshops are planned for other U.S. cities later in 2011.
Gold certified shoppers represent a relatively small percentage of all mystery shoppers, and the gold certification is widely recognized by mystery shopping providers. Many companies recruit gold-certified shoppers first for high-end assignments. The live workshop presents an opportunity for mystery shoppers to get the training for this valuable certification while interacting with others in the industry. The certification test may be completed at the shopper’s convenience after attending the workshop.