Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) & Certified Professional in Supplier Diversity (CPSD) Programs

ISMFounded in 1915, the Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) is the largest supply management association in the world as well as one of the most respected. ISM's mission is to lead the supply management profession through its standards of excellence, research, promotional activities, and education.

ISM's membership base includes more than 40,000 supply management professionals with a network of domestic and international affiliated associations. ISM is a not-for-profit association that provides opportunities for the promotion of the profession and the expansion of professional skills and knowledge.

Certification Programs

  • Certified Professional in Supply Management® (CPSM®): The Certified Professional in Supply Management® (CPSM®) designation was launched in 2008. It 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. It can give you the edge you need in this global marketplace.
  • Certified Professional in Supplier Diversity® (CPSD™): The Certified Professional in Supplier Diversity™ (CPSD™) is a new professional designation for supply management professionals whose responsibilities include supplier diversity. This designation also delivers added value to business leaders and other team leaders who participate in the development of diverse supplier initiatives within the organization.

The CPSM Examination

  • The CPSM® examination process consists of three separate exams which together cover the main components of supply management. Exam content addresses today’s supply environment and workplace complexities, such as risk, strategic sourcing, technology and the increased skills needed for supply professionals to drive value in their organizations.
  • The CPSM® Exam is a professional certification test. The exam will NOT evaluate or gauge how “good” you are or will be as a supply management professional. It also does not indicate whether one candidate is a better supply management professional than another candidate. It is not designed to rank candidates against each other.

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