The criteria for earning the CPSM™ designation:

 

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



OR

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

AND


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 locations)

Are You a C.P.M.?

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. The CPSM™ Study Guide identifies material not covered in the C.P.M. Exam so you’ll know what to study.


Please refer to the ISM website for more current details.

 

Certification Information

The criteria for earning the CPSD designation:

 

  • Successfully pass the CPSD™ Exam.

  • Successfully pass Exam 1 of the Certified Professional in Supply Management®(CPSM®). This requirement is waived if the candidate holds a current C.P.M. or CPSM.

  • Minimum of five years professional (non-clerical, non-support) supplier diversity or supply management experience (does not need to be primary function), OR three years of professional (non-clerical, non-support) supplier diversity or supply management experience IF the candidate has a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university (or international equivalent).

 

Please refer to the ISM website for more current details

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