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Institute for Supply Management® (ISM®)

CPSM® Testing

The Certified Professional in Supply Management® (CPSM®) qualification was created for supply management professionals who are forward thinking and wish to have a broad understanding of all components of the profession. The CPSM® emphasizes the major segments of the supply management profession; and those earning the qualification will attain a greater understanding of their organization’s supply network and have the skills to make more accurate and profitable decisions.

CPSM® Program Requirements

  1. A minimum of 3 years full-time, professional supply management experience (nonclerical, nonsupport) with a regionally accredited bachelor’s degree OR 5 years of supply management experience (nonclerical, nonsupport) without a degree.
  2. Pass 3 CPSM® exams.


Before scheduling your exam appointment, you must register for the exam(s) with ISM. Register for the exam(s) at www.​ismworld.​org/certification-and-training/certification/cpsm/cpsm-getting-started/ or contact ISM’s Customer Service Department at 1-480-752-6276 and choose option 8. Note: it may take up to 24 hours from the time of purchase to be able to schedule your exam appointment.

Scheduled and rescheduled examinations will be confirmed by email. If you do not receive an email within 24 hours of the rescheduled appointment, please contact Pearson VUE.

Reschedules and cancellations must be completed 24-hours prior to avoid forfeiting your exam fees. Pearson VUE will charge a fee for any appointment that is cancelled or rescheduled 48-hours prior to the scheduled testing time. This fee is paid directly to Pearson VUE.

Retake Policy

You must wait a minimum of 30 days to retake an exam.

Last updated 2024-01-16