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The Most Recognized Supply Management Certification

4 Letters Behind Your Name that Carry a Lot of Weight

CPSM® is globally recognized as the gold standard of excellence for supply management professionals. Developed by ISM, the leader in supply management education, the CPSM® credential is recognized across industries. Created from in-depth analysis of supply management functions, this premier supply management training experience addresses the realities of supply management, as well as workplace complexities including globalization, use of technology, and expanded competencies that supply chain and procurement professionals employ to drive value in their organizations.

By earning a CPSM® designation, you will have an unparalleled supply management certification. Not only will you stand apart from your peers, you will have advanced skills and knowledge and a greater understanding of end-to-end supply chain. A CPSM® certification will position you to obtain both your personal career goals and to support the goals and outcomes of the organizations for which you work.

CPSM® emphasizes the major competencies of supply management including:

  • Sourcing

  • Category Management

  • Negotiation

  • Legal and Contractual

  • Supplier Relationship Management

  • Cost and Price Management

  • Financial Analysis

  • Supply Chain Strategy

  • Sales and Operations Planning

  • Quality Management

  • Logistics and Material Management

  • Project Management

  • Leadership and Business Acumen

  • Systems Capability and Technology

  • Risk and Compliance

  • Corporate Social Responsibility

Accelerate Your Supply Management Career

  • The globally recognized gold standard certification for supply management professionals

  • An end-to-end supply management training experience

  • A credential that will support you now and for years to come in your career

Unlock Your Career Potential

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Year after year, the ISM Salary Survey has found those who hold certification earn more than those who do not.​




Companies seek candidates who engage in supply management continued education.

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CPSM can help the you Unlock Your Team’s Potential

Speak the Same Language

Your procurement team will be on the same page and speaking the same language by referencing a common body of knowledge, increasing its overall effectiveness​

Inspire Performance

Supporting and encouraging your team members to become CPSMs demonstrates your belief in them and the organization’s commitment to their professional development.​

Create an Effective Team

A CPSM will help your employees develop cross functional skills that will enable them to lead your organization. ​

Develop Talent

Help your team members excel with a CPSM by giving them a greater understanding of the interconnectivity of supply networks and improving their strategic ability to make more accurate and profitable decisions.​

Improve Engagement

Today’s Millennial employees want to be both valued and challenged. Show your commitment to them and get their buy-in by investing in their future with a CPSM and helping them fast-track their careers 

Obtain a Timely ROI

Moderately priced and achievable within a reasonable timeframe, a CPSM is an investment your company can start seeing a return on in short order.​

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