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Become CPSM® Certified: The Certification Process

1

PREPARE

Review the eligibility requirements and begin studying for the exams.

2

REGISTER

Register and pay for your first exam. After registering for an exam, participants have six months to schedule and take it. Once you pass, register and pay for another exam until you have passed all three.​

3

SCHEDULE

Three ways to take exams:​

  1. Pearson Vue Testing Centers ​

  2. Pearson Vue OnVue remote proctored exams, taken at your location​

  3. On-Site testing events​

4

APPLY

After passing all three exams and meeting the required work experience you can apply for certification. ISM’s online application process ​
makes it easy!​

Eligibility Requirements

Three years of full-time, professional supply management experience (nonclerical and nonsupport) with a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution or international equivalent; 

Five years of full-time, professional supply management experience (nonclerical and nonsupport) without a qualified bachelor’s degree. 

CPSM® Exam Details

Earning a CPSM Certification requires participants to take and pass three exams which cover the main segments of supply management.

Once participants pass all exams, they are required to apply for the CPSM Certification. Exam scores are valid for four years, and the application must be submitted while all exam scores are valid.

01

SUPPLY MANAGEMENT CORE

  • Sourcing​

  • Category Management​

  • Negotiation​

  • Legal and Contractual​

  • Supplier Relationship Management​

  • Cost and Price Management​

  • Financial Analysis

180 Questions | 3 hours​

02

SUPPLY MANAGEMENT INTEGRATION

  • Supply Chain Strategy​

  • Sales and Operations Planning – Demand

  • Quality Management​

  • Logistics and Materials Management​

  • Project Management

165 Questions | 2 hours 45 minutes

03

LEADERSHIP & TRANSFORMATION ​
IN SUPPLY MANAGEMENT

  • Leadership and Busines Acumen – Strategy Development, Stakeholder Engagement, People Development and Coaching​

  • Systems Capability and Technology​

  • Risk and Compliance​

  • Corporate Social Responsibility

165 Questions | 2 hours 45 minutes

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

CPSM Learning System Bundle

If you want to study for all three exams at once...

 

Start with our online CPSM Learning System. This learning system bundles together all the study tools you need to prepare for all three CPSM® Exams.

Features:

  • Structured study plan

  • Flashcards & games

  • Progress & performance tracking

  • Diagnostic practice exams with immediate results

Includes:

  • Study Guide (each exam)

  • ISM Professional Series (each exam)

  • Diagnostic Practice Exam (each exam)

  • ISM Glossary of Key Supply Management Terms

  • Access for one year from the time of purchase

COSTS: CPSM Digital Learning System Bundle

  • Single Module with corresponding exam (inclusive of 7% GST)

  • Student has access to digital system and complete the exam within 6 months from date of purchase

 

ISM Member S$1,016.50 

Non-member S$1,551.50

 

ISM Membership (inclusive of 7% GST): S$128.40


CPSM Application Fee (inclusive of 7% GST)

ISM Member S$165.85        Non-member S$251.45

Individual Exam Learning Systems

If you want to break your studying into smaller pieces...

 

Start with a learning system for an individual exam. Each learning system contains just what you need to study for one of the CPSM® Exams.

Features:

  • Structured study plan

  • Flashcards & games

  • Progress & performance tracking

  • Diagnostic practice exams with immediate results

Includes:

  • Study Guide 

  • ISM Professional Series 

  • Diagnostic Practice Exam 

  • ISM Glossary of Key Supply Management Terms

  • Access for six months from the time of purchase

COSTS: Individual Exam Learning System

  • Single Module without exam (inclusive of 7% GST)

  • Student has access to single module digital system for 6 months from date of purchase

 

ISM Member S$695.50 

Non-member S$1,16.50.50

Exam Fee (inclusive of 7% GST)

ISM Member S$320.60        Non-member S$530.60

ISM Membership (inclusive of 7% GST): S$128.40


CPSM Application Fee (inclusive of 7% GST)

ISM Member S$165.85        Non-member S$251.45