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Get Paid To Shop Certification Course

Certification Course Introduction

The Shadow Shopper Certification Course covers everything you need to know to be a professional shadow shopper. Together with the other information on this website it will provide everything you need to know to pass the Certification Test. It is designed to be fun and easy to read as well as showing you how professional shadow shoppers operate.

Tasting Plate

This is just a 'tasting plate' of the Certification Course so that you know what to expect and can decide if you wish to be a shadow shopper or not. To see the whole course and to sit the Certification Test you need to be registered with GPTS. To do this, simply click on 'Apply' at the top of any screen.

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The Certification Course has 15 Modules, each concentrating on a specific aspect of shadow shopping. You can read and work through at your own pace.

It's best to take your time, and make sure that you understand each concept as it is presented.

You can go back and review anything at any time, even after you have passed and are a Certified shadow shopper.

With your login and password you can access the Certification Course whenever you like, and you can sit the Certification Test whenever it suits you.

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When To Do The Certification Test

After you have read and understood all of the topics and reviewed the FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) and other information on this website, then you will be ready to take the Certification Test.

The goal of the Certification Test is to ensure shadow shoppers have a solid understanding of the responsibilities of the job, the techniques to be used and the advantages of improving customer service through mystery shopping. If you have read and understood everything you'll be OK!

Pass Mark

The Certification Test has been designed to make sure shoppers have the skills and knowledge required. The pass mark is 80%, so that we know shadow shoppers have an excellent understanding and knowledge of what the job entails.

Time Limits

The test has 35 questions and is presented in 2 parts. Each part must be completed within 10 minutes. If you take longer than 10 minutes you will be timed out and have to start the test again. This is to ensure that the person sitting the test really knows the answers and is not simply looking them up as they go!

But don't be put off; if you have read and understood all the information in the Certification Course there will be no problem, in fact you will probably enjoy it! When you're ready just click on the Certification Test link at the bottom of this page.

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Shopper Profile

After you have passed the Certification Test you will be able to fill out your Shopper Profile so that we can match you with assignments in your area.

You can let us know when you are available, and if you have any restrictions on the kinds of businesses you will shop. We will get demographic information (like your age range) and consumer habits (like how often you eat out) from you.

Once you have completed your Shopper Profile you will be eligible for Shadow Shopper jobs.

Please note, you will not be a registered shadow shopper until you have completed your Shopper Profile.