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The SSA’s Certified Self Storage Manager (CSSM©) Program is a 15-session course designed to give self storage managers an understanding of the most important aspects of the job.  It’s a standardized, inexpensive and convenient way to make you a more valued employee.  And renewal of the designation every 2 years with 4 continuing education credits is a simple way to keep your skills honed. 


  • Standardized education through online training and testing through the SSA CSSM© Program.
  • Continuing education through the CSSM© Renewal Program
  • Single sessions can be purchased for as low as $49 (SSA Members) or purchase the full certification package (for new students) for $599 (SSA Members)
  • Non-member pricing is $799 for the program. 


It’s convenient, cost-effective and will make you a more valuable employee. To get started, click below and REGISTER TODAY!





Once you’re registered you need to add SSA CSSM Program to your shopping cart and enter payment information.  At any time, you can click on ‘My Courses’ to see all of the sessions you have in your account. You will need to go through all 15 session videos, one at a time, and take a quiz at the end of each session.  Once the quiz has been passed with a 70% or better, you can go onto the next session.  After all of the courses have been reviewed and quizzes passed, you will take a Final Exam and must pass this with 70% or higher to become certified.  A link to a printable certificate once the final exam has been completed. 


To keep your certification, you will need to renew every two years with 4 continuing education credits through the CSSM© site by December 1 in the renewal year. 


In the interest of maintaining the integrity of the CSSM© designation, CSSM© designees who do not renew their certification will be purged from the Registry and barred from using the SSA CSSM© designation, which is the property of the Self Storage Association. 


View a list of the CSSM© registry HERE.


CSSM© Disclaimer

The Self Storage Association Certified Self Storage Manager designation certifies that the individual has completed and demonstrated proficiency in specified course work relevant to .working in the self storage industry. The Association does not investigate the background of applicants. Employers are encouraged to perform pre-employment background checks on all applicants, including applicants who hold SSA’s or other certification. Certification program requirements and fees subject to change as resources or industry needs necessitate.



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