The Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) program is one of two main designations offered by the Institute for Supply Management. CPSM certification “establishes you as someone who has mastered the core competencies of the foundational aspects of procurement and sourcing, contracts, negotiation and leadership.” One of the best-recognized certifications in the field, it’s a great way for professionals to advance their careers, further augmenting their experience and education.
Becoming CPSM Certified
To become CPSM certified, you must:
- Have three years of full-time supply management experience and a bachelor’s degree, or five years of experience without a degree.
- Pass three CPSM exams: Foundation of Supply Management, Effective Supply Management Performance and Leadership in Supply Management.
Once you’ve attained your initial certification, ongoing continuing education is a requirement. In order to recertify after three years, you must complete 60 credit hours of approved training. These can be earned in many ways, though the most convenient is through online distance learning programs.
CPSM Courses at Lorman Education Services
Lorman Education Services’ online training programs are an excellent way to earn CPSM credits online. We offer a wide range of accessible programming, including both live webinars and OnDemand content, that can be downloaded or streamed at your convenience. All our CPSM courses are developed and led by supply management experts — we are highly selective when choosing faculty and always endeavor to find instructors who can deliver the genuine insights professionals need to do their jobs better.
You can browse our catalogue of upcoming and OnDemand programming by following the links on this page. Some recent CPSM courses have included:
- Protecting Your Intellectual Property in the Supply Chain: Identifying Key Risks and Best Practices
- Supply Chain Resiliency — Building an Integrated Approach to Better Protect the Bottom Line
- Strategies to Ensure Supply Chain Quality and Transparency
Our programming complements the experience you already have as a CPSM-certified professional, going deeper into some of the most pressing issues in the field today.
Learning With Lorman Education Services
Since 1987, more than 1.4 million supply chain managers and other professionals have made Lorman Education Services their first choice for all their continuing education needs. We are committed to offering innovative ways for you to meet your professional development requirements without taking extended time away from your current responsibilities.
With our webinars, you get all the benefits of classroom training without having to travel. Alternately, our OnDemand programming can be accessed at any time, making it easy to learn at your own pace. Whichever way you prefer to learn, earning CPSM credits online is simple and straightforward with Lorman Education Services.
The Lorman All-Access Pass: Your Key to Continuing Education Success
An annual All-Access Pass from Lorman Education Services lets you take an unlimited number of CPSM courses for just $699. If you’re serious about keeping your certification and training current, purchasing a pass can save you considerable time and money while letting you benefit from our world-class educational content. Purchase yours today or contact our office for more information.