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[2011-12-01] ISM introduces a new supply management credential for non-degree holding professionals.
2011-12-01
Prove you have broad-based knowledge in all the major components of supply management. ISM's newest credential, Certified in Supply Management™ (CSM™), was developed to allow practitioners a way to demonstrate knowledge in supply management, regardless of whether they have a college degree. It validates your supply management body of knowledge and skills in areas such as finance, supplier relationship management, organizational global strategy and risk compliance.
 
 

Applicants can attain this credential after passing the 3 CSM exams and proving they have at least 5 years of full time supervisory level experience in this field without holding any university degrees. Holders of associate’s degrees can get CSM with 3 years of full time supervisory experience in supply management together with the pass in the 3 exams. Current Certified Purchasing Managers (C.P.M.) in good standing can acquire CSM by passing the designated bridge exam.This new CSM credential would definitely help fellow supply management professionals validate their body of knowledge and differentiate themselves from the competition in the job market.

 

CSM™ Eligibility:

  • Successfully pass three CSM™ Exams OR if you are a C.P.M. in good standing, pass the Bridge Exam (test centers located in many locations around the globe)

  • Three years of full-time, professional supply management experience (non-clerical, non-support) with an associate's degree from a regionally accredited institution (or international equivalent) OR five years of full-time professional supply management experience (non-clerical, non-support)

 

Bridge Exam

Certified Purchasing Managers (C.P.M.s) in good standing with qualifying work experience and education only need to take one Bridge Exam — a single exam covering content not included in the C.P.M. Exams.

Note: Last day to register for the Bridge Exam is December 31, 2014. Last day to take the Bridge Exam is December 31, 2015.

The CSM™ Exam Content

Exams cover the major areas of supply management. Please see the CSM™ Exam and Bridge Exam Specifications for more detailed information.

CSM™ Exam 1 — Foundation of Supply Management
165 questions, 2 hours and 45 minutes test time

CSM™ Exam 2 — Effective Supply Management Performance
165 questions, 2 hours and 45 minutes test time

CSM™ Exam 3 — Leadership in Supply Management
180 questions, 3 hours test time

Exam Fees: USD $189 per exam members/USD $269 per exam nonmembers


 

 


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