What is CPSM?

The Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) designation is a professional certification administered by The Institute for Supply Management (ISM), who publishes the world renowned Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) in US. CPSM qualification is created for supply management professionals who are forward thinking and wish to boost knowledge, skills and career through a greater understanding of all supply chain related components.

Purpose

 

The Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) certifies that you have key knowledge and skills in areas such as finance, supplier relationship management, organization global strategy and risk compliance and that you are a leader in the supply chain management profession.

Content

 

The CPSM consists of 3 papers in total:
 

Exam 1: Foundation of Supply Management, contains 165 questions, 150 of which arescored, with 165 minutes (2 hours and 45 minutes) allowed. 
 

Exam 2: Effective Supply Chain Management contains 165 questions, 150 of which arescored, with 165 minutes (2 hours and 45 minutes) allowed. 
 

Exam 3: Leadership in Supply Management contains 180 questions, 165 of which arescored, with 180 minutes (3 hours) allowed.

Recognition
 

CPSM®s indicate that they have mastered the supply management body of knowledge. Current evolution of the profession dictates that a strategic level certification is needed for professionals to effectively implement innovative supply chain strategies throughout their entire organization. The CPSM® is a milestone for those professionals who take ownership of their careers. Surveys indicate those with professional certifications report higher annual compensation than those without. Pursuing the CPSM® is your chance to leverage your knowledge and experience into career advancement.

Application Fees

 

Each module costs $3000  for ISM members; $4000 for
non-members. ISM membership is not required to become a CPSM®, however significant savings, along with a host of member benefits are enjoyed by ISM members. For information about joining as an ISM member, visit the membership section of our website.

Requirement

 

1. 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

 

2. Pass in three CPSM® Exams OR one Bridge Exam if you are a C.P.M. in good standing.

 

Application Procedures

 

1. Download the registration form HERE

 

2. For members: 
 

Complete the registration form and send email with check or pay-in-slipt paid directly to “Institute for Supply Management Hong Kong Limited”, Hang Seng Bank accountnumber 359-243003- 668

 

   For non-members:

Complete the registration form, membership form, and send email with pay-in-slipt paid directly to “Institute for Supply Management Hong Kong Limited”, Hang Seng Bank accountnumber 359-243003- 668 

 

3. Purchase the required studying materials (CPSM® Study Guide, 2nd Edition and CPSM® Diagnostic Practice Exams 2nd Edition) via ISM-US