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Certified Professional in Supply Management® (CPSM®) Program

Challenge yourself and make the move to gain supply management's most prestigious designation. ISM launched the Certified Professional in Supply Management® (CPSM®) program in May 2008. The CPSM® is the credential that surpasses the demands of the international marketplace with multi-faceted skills in areas such as finance, supplier relationship management, organizational global strategy and risk compliance.

For significantly less money than a semester at a business school, you can boost the effectiveness of your bachelor's degree and practical work experience by becoming a CPSM®. Register now to get the integrated skill set that will set you apart from the competition


CPSM® Eligibility:
  • Three years of full-time, professional supply management experience (nonclerical, nonsupport)
  • A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university or international equivalent
  • Successfully pass three CPSM® Exams OR if you are a C.P.M. in good standing, pass the Bridge Exam (test centers located in more than 230 countries)
Having a CPSM® says to the world, here I am, ready for the future, bring it on…


CPSM® Bridge Exam

Certified Purchasing Managers (C.P.M.s) in good standing with a bachelor's degree only need to take one Bridge Exam. The CPSM® Bridge Exam is a single exam covering content not included in the current C.P.M. Exams.

Note: Last day to register for the CPSM® Bridge Exam (test registrations valid for one year) is December 31, 2014.


The CPSM® Exam Content

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

Exam Fees: USD $180 per exam members/USD $265 per exam nonmembers



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

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

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

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