Certification

INVEST IN YOUR PROFESSIONAL FUTURE

An ISM® certification, whether it’s a CPSM® or a CPSD™, is an investment in your career. Recognized across industries, it is a professional credential that is based on the experiences of supply management professionals and not just classroom theory. Those four letters carry a guarantee from ISM — with more than 100 plus years of credibility to back it up — that you’ve mastered the core competencies of your profession and can apply them to real-world situations to achieve the best possible outcomes.

You need to stand out from your peers. Can you afford not to have an ISM certification?

CPSM

Becoming a Certified Professional in Supply Management® (CPSM®) establishes you as someone who has mastered the core competencies of the foundational aspects of procurement and sourcing, contracts, negotiation and leadership. ISM membership gives you discounted exam pricing and access to online CPSM study materials and resources. Work toward your CPSM today!

CPSD 

Becoming a Certified Professional in Supplier Diversity™ (CPSD™) allows you to create high-impact supplier diversity outcomes. Designed for professionals tasked with creating diverse supplier initiatives as well as strategic diversity initiatives, CPSD™ certification gives you exemplary skills and recognition as an expert in the diversity sourcing field.

Additional Certification Information 

Certification Forms 

Accredited Purchasing Practitioner (A.P.P.) Program

The Accredited Purchasing Practitioner (A.P.P.) designation is no longer available for testing and is in recertification-only status. Those already holding the A.P.P. designation may continue to apply for reaccreditation or lifetime reaccreditation. If an A.P.P. designation lapses beyond the one year grace period, it cannot be reinstated.

Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.) Program

The Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.) is no longer available for testing and has transitioned into recertification-only status. Those already holding the C.P.M. designation may continue to apply for recertification or lifetime recertification. If a C.P.M. certification lapses beyond the one year grace period, it cannot be reinstated.