Key Leadership Skills Certification


No, the Key Leadership Skills Certification includes all of the course work required to study for and pass the final exam.

Leaders must have a basic understanding of leadership principles so that they can accomplish tasks and lead a team within an organization.  This test is open book, however it is also timed, so you will not have much time to look up answers to questions.  It is very important that you study and understand the material prior to taking the test or you will not pass.

The Key Leadership Skills Certification, by definition, is an entry-level certification.  It is not designed to make you an expert on all facets of the Leadership.  This professional development course was designed to teach someone with little to no knowledge of leadership principles the basic skills needed to function on a diverse team.  Many executive jobs today require that their employees have at least a basic understanding of leadership.  For an example, click on this [Job Search] link to see how many positions mention the words “leader”.

The training course is self-paced. Time to complete and fully comprehend will vary with every individual. It may take several days or weeks of study before you feel comfortable to take the final test. You may take the final exam as soon as you’re ready. You have 1 year from the date of purchase to complete the course.

Yes, MSI offers digital books for those who would like to order additional materials to assist with their studies.  These books are not required, but will help you prepare for the certification exam:

No, the test for the Key Leadership Skills Certification is not proctored.  It is timed, with a limit of 1 hour.  You may take the test online, from home or work whenever you are ready.

Participants who successfully complete this certification program will receive 10 Professional Competency Units (PCUs) from MSI.

You will be mailed a Certificate Of Completion, as well as a letter of congratulations and two copies of our training verification letters which you can give to employers who request it. The certificate is heavy-stock, cream paper suitable for framing.

Certifications are generally the last item listed under the education section of your resume.  List them directly beneath your college information in this format:

        Management and Strategy Institute
        – Key Leadership Skills Certified (KLSC)™