Professional Development

Learn new skills and tactics, become more confident in your abilities and earn more money!  Add value to your career by earning one of the following certifications.  ISM certifications are globally relevant and demonstrate that you have the current skills in strategic supply management that employers need.  Get started today!

CPSMcolorLOGO.gifCPSM Program:  Break through the competition and make the move to gain supply management's most prestigious designation. ISM launched the Certified Professional in Supply Management® (CPSM®) program in May 2008. The CPSM® is the credential that surpasses the demands of the international marketplace with multi-faceted skills in areas such as finance, supplier relationship management, organizational global strategy and risk compliance. It can give you the edge you need in this global marketplace along with the potential to earn more (ISM 2012 Salary Survey).  Learn More. 

CPSDlogoSmall.jpgCPSD Program:  The Certified Professional in Supplier Diversity® (CPSD™) is a new professional designation for supply management professionals whose responsibilities include supplier diversity. This designation also delivers added value to business leaders and other team leaders who participate in the development of diverse supplier initiatives within the organization.  Learn More.

CSMLogo140x59.jpgCSM Program:  The Certified in Supply Management™ (CSM™) has been incorporated into the Certified Professional in Supply Management® (CPSM®) program to meet the needs of practitioners with, or without, a college degree. Look over the CPSM® program today and find out how you can break through the competition.  Learn More.


 cpmLogoSmaller.gifC.P.M. Program:  The Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.) is no longer available for testing but offers recertification-only status. You must have already successfully passed all four modules of the C.P.M. in order to apply and achieve the designation. Remember your exam scores expire five years from the date the earliest exam was taken or by December 31, 2014, whichever comes first. The Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.) program covers the operational aspects of purchasing, but also includes supply functions such as agreements, negotiations, technology and relationship management. Those already holding the C.P.M. designation may continue to apply for recertification or lifetime recertification.  Learn More.

appLogoSmaller.gifA.P.P. Program:  The Accredited Purchasing Practitioner (A.P.P.) designation is no longer available for testing and is in recertification-only status. Individuals already holding the A.P.P. designation may still apply for reaccreditation. The A.P.P. designation focuses on entry-level purchasing functions for those primarily engaged in the operational side of the supply chain. Current A.P.P.s in good standing are encouraged to maintain their expertise through reaccreditation. If your A.P.P. lapses beyond the one year grace period, you will not be able to reinstate your A.P.P. designation.  Learn More.