SOSTAC® certified planner registration

Perfect Planning for Better Business

SOSTAC® can be used to write business plans, marketing plans, digital plans, operational plans and even personal plans. After many years of requests from professionals all over the world, SOSTAC® Planning Skills are being shared through a carefully structured set of certifications.


1. Register

Register by completely and accurately filling out the application form. You must be a qualified SOSTAC® Associate or have 5 years' work/business experience

Any false statements will nullify the qualification. You are required to fill in all the fields unless stated otherwise.

2. Receive Confirmation Email

You will receive a Welcome Email from requesting you to change your password to verify your email.

3. Add to your Safe Senders list

Sometimes our emails get stuck in your spam folders. To avoid this, please add to your safe senders list/whitelist or add us to your Contacts so that future emails from us will not get stuck in your spam folder or be flagged as Spam/Junk.

Here’s how to add us to your safe senders list

4. Make Payment

After logging in to your account, you will then be asked to make payment of £150; you can do this via paypal or by money transfer directly to the specific bank account. For UK residents, the standard 20% VAT applies.

If you choose to make a direct money transfer, please enter the transaction number (found on the receipt which you will receive from your bank after you make the direct transfer) into the "Bank Reference Number" field once you have successfully transferred the said amount.

5. Receive Payment Confirmation Email

You will receive an email confirming the receipt of your payment. This may take up to 5 minutes.

6. Download the Manual and access a small selection of SOSTAC® Case studies

As soon as you receive the payment conformation email, you then can login to your account to download the manual. You will need to have your username (email) and your password.

7. To register for the NEXT online test

a. To register for the next online assessment, please check the dates on the right hand side of this page for the registration and assessment dates. You can register during the dates.
b. If you have already registered for the online assessment, log in to your SOSTAC® account on the dates which you have registered to take the online test. Don’t forget, you will need your Exam ID (which is listed in your dashboard when you log in).
c. After you click on the online test button, you must insert your Exam ID number, your username (email) and your password.


Registrations are now closed and will commence again on the following dates.

Quarter 1 | 2020
Registration Period: December 21, 2019 – March 14, 2020
Assessment Dates: April 03 - 05, 2020

Quarter 2 | 2019
Registration Period: April 9 – June 13, 2020
Assessment Dates: June 20 - 22, 2020

Quarter 3 | 2020
Registration Period: July 1 – September 12, 2020
Assessment Dates: September 19 - 21, 2020

Quarter 4 | 2020
Registration Period: October 1 – December 5, 2020
Assessment Dates: December 12- 14, 2020

We can also send you a quick reminder once registration starts. Please email us at We're looking forward to hearing from you.

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The SOSTAC® Certification Portal issues SOSTAC® Certificates for the following: SOSTAC® Associates, SOSTAC® Certified Planners and SOSTAC® Certified Companies.

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The SOSTAC ® Certified Planner is accredited by the CPD Standards Office UK


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