Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM)

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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 OR if you are a C.P.M. in good standing, pass the Bridge Exam.


Before scheduling your exam appointment, you must register for the exam(s) with ISM. Register for the exam(s) at or contact ISM’s Customer Service Department at 1-800-888-6276 extension 3001.

  • Schedule Test Online
  • Schedule Test Over the Phone

Retake Policy

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

Last updated 2014-01-18