CPSM® Exam Overview

Earning a CPSM Certification requires you to take and pass three exams which together cover the main segments of supply management. The exam content addresses today's procurement and supply chain environment and workplace complexities such as risk, strategic sourcing, technology and increased skills needed for supply professionals to drive value in their organizations.

Exam testing facilities are located throughout the world, and we also offer an online proctored exam option that you can take from the comfort of your own home or office.

Once you pass all exams, you are required to submit an application for the CPSM Certification. Your exam scores are valid for four years, and you must submit your application while all exam scores are valid.

Please note, you have six months from the date of purchase to take your exam.

Exam Overview Fact Sheet  Exam Specifications

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Supply Management Core

The Supply Management Core Exam assesses critical competencies for the supply management professionals.

Learning Objectives:

  • Sourcing
  • Category Management
  • Negotiation
  • Legal and Contractual
  • Supplier Relationship Management
  • Cost and Price Management
  • Financial Analysis

Exam contains 180 questions and is approximately 3 hours.

Member $229 USD

Nonmember $379 USD

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Supply Management Integration

The Supply Management Integration Exam addresses the broader supply chain and operations competencies required of best-in-class supply management professionals.

Learning Objectives:

  • Supply Chain Strategy
  • Sales and Operations Planning — Demand Planning
  • Sales and Operations Planning — Forecasting
  • Sales and Operations Planning — Product and Service Development
  • Quality Management
  • Logistics and Materials Management
  • Project Management

Exam contains 165 questions and is approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes.

Member $229 USD

Nonmember $379 USD

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Leadership and Transformation in Supply Management

The Leadership and Transformation in Supply Management Exam tests knowledge in leadership competencies necessary for an organization to perform more strategically.

Learning Objectives:

  • Strategy Development
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • People Development and Coaching
  • Systems Capability and Technology
  • Risk and Compliance
  • Corporate Social Responsibility and Ethics

Exam contains 165 questions and is approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes.

Member $229 USD

Nonmember $379 USD

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Take Your Exam From Home

Take your ISM exam conveniently from your home or office through online proctoring. A live proctor will monitor you through the webcam on your workstation to provide a secure exam experience.