Exams are Now Available Online for Candidates to Take From Their Home or Office

TEMPE, Ariz. (June 16, 2020) – Institute for Supply Management® (ISM®) is pleased to announce that the Certified Professional in Supply Management® (CPSM®) and Certified Professional in Supplier Diversity™ (CPSD™) exams are now available online for candidates to take from their home or office.

“In today’s economic uncertainty, it is critical for ISM to provide supply management professionals the opportunity to demonstrate a dedication to their profession through continuous professional development,” says Thomas W. Derry, Chief Executive Officer of ISM. “Online exams through OnVUE allows us to increase access to certification while upholding the standards we have for the CPSM and CPSD exams.”

ISM will continue to offer center-based testing for CPSM and CPSD certification through Pearson VUE. Using Pearson VUE’s OnVUE for online proctored exams maintains exam security while increasing convenience. The online exams are proctored by a remote proctor using the test-taker’s microphone and webcam for session monitoring. Additionally, OnVUE uses ID verification, face-matching technology, and other enhanced security features to ensure exam integrity.

The CPSM is globally recognized as the gold standard of excellence for supply management professionals, in both the manufacturing and non-manufacturing sectors. Built on an in-depth analysis of supply management functions across industries, the program addresses the realities of supply management, as well as workplace complexities including globalization, use of technology, and expanded competencies that procurement and supply chain professionals employ to drive value in their organizations. ISM’s CPSD certification program is one of the few that exists for this growing and much-needed specialization. Many companies engage in supplier diversity to be socially responsible or to meet customer or federal requirements

“Online exams have been on the roadmap for some time. We’ve accelerated the project to continue to serve supply management professionals around the globe,” says Derry. “As the supply chain faces this unprecedented challenge, we are proud to provide resources and partnership to the professional community.”

For more information on online proctored CPSM and CPSD exams, click here.