September 12, 2013 - "Supplier Risk Management" by Rose Kelly-Falls, Sr. VP and Head of Supply Chain at Rapid Ratings International. 8am - 5pm at the Holiday Inn - Burbank Media Ctr. More information to follow.
NAPM-SFV Is Sponsoring CPSM Prep & Exam Classes
For more information and to register for prep and testing contact: Perpetual Frontiers(link). You can also call 714.840.3409. Remember to reveal you were referred by NAMP-SFV.
About the instructor: Merle Roberts, CPSM, C.P.M. - Instructor Extraordinaire
With all of the buzz about offering one last round of review courses, some of you may have asked yourselves "who is this Merle Roberts?". Let me tell your from first-hand experience that Merle Roberts is an instructor who is a bundle of purchasing and supply management energy. Merle Roberts is the founder and president of Perpetual Frontiers. Perpetual Frontiers is a firm specializing in professional development training for purchasing and supply management. Merle Roberts brings forth over 25 years of supply management experience to each test preparation classroom. The test prep reviews Merle Roberts offers are a whirlwind of learning, including new subject matter, offering relevant examples of applied solutions and Merle Roberts finishes up with a practice test given to all test prep attendees to help you pass the test.
CPSM (Certified Professional in Supply Management) QUALIFICATION
After review of the ISM certification program and research with an outside consultant, ISM found that instead of dividing resources into two certifications, it could better serve procurement and supply chain professionals by having one certification, regardless of whether or not they have a degree.
Effective immediately, ISM expanded the eligibility requirements for the Certified Professional in Supply Management® (CPSM®) certification to include a pathway for individuals who do not have a qualified degree. Qualified professionals without a degree who meet a higher threshold of applicable years of work experience may now obtain the CPSM® credential.
New CPSM® requirements are:
· Three years of full-time, professional supply management experience with a regionally accredited bachelor’s degree or international equivalent
· Five years of full-time, professional supply management experience without a qualified degree
· Pass three CPSM® Exams, or one Bridge Exam for current C.P.M.s
Additionally, individuals who hold an active Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.) certification, regardless of their degree status, may now explore the path to achieve the CPSM® as long as they can demonstrate the required years of applicable work experience.
ISM CEO Thomas W. Derry stated that pathways to the CPSM® have been opened for degreed and non-degreed professionals alike. "The expanded CPSM® eligibility requirements acknowledge the value of the expertise practitioners acquire with experience." Derry said. “A broader range of procurement and supply chain practitioners now have the opportunity to possess a globally recognized credential to strengthen their position in the global marketplace.”
With the expansion of the CPSM® requirements, testing for the Certified in Supply Management™ (CSM™) certification is no longer available. The Certified in Supply Management™ (CSM™) has now been incorporated into the Certified Professional in Supply Management® (CPSM®) program to meet the needs of practitioners with, or without, a college degree.
ISM is now in the process of contacting those who currently have a CSM™ certification, those who have taken a CSM™ Exam and those who have registered for untaken CSM™ Exams. ISM is providing these CSM™s and CSM™ candidates with a pathway to obtain the CPSM® certification. They should receive instructions in the next 48 hours.
Here are a few links that may answer some of your questions:
· Certification - Frequently Asked Questions
· Certified Professional in Supply Management® (CPSM®) program information
Please also feel free to contact me on how the new eligibility requirements can help your members in their careers.
Vice President, Membership
Institute for Supply Management™
C.P.M. PROGRAM ENDS
ISM'S Board of Directors, with a recommendation from ISM's Certification Committee, has voted to issue Original (new) C.P.M.s only through December 31, 2013. However, the last day the C.P.M. Exam was offered was December 31, 2009. If you have not passed all 4 exams before December 31, 2009, you are not eligible to apply for an original (new) C.P.M.
This decision to end the C.P.M. program by the Board of Directors and by the Certification Committee is partly based on an extensive study of the C.P.M. program, conducted in association with Knapp & Associates International, Inc.
All C.P.M.s may continue to re-certify to remain in good standing — even when ISM stops issuing Original (new) C.P.M.s. Those C.P.M.s who do not meet the minimum requirements for the new qualification (see above section) are encouraged to maintain their expertise through C.P.M. re-certification. After December 31, 2013, you will not be able to reinstate a lapsed C.P.M.
Individuals who have earned their C.P.M. designation are required to re-certify every five (5) years. To re-certify, applicants must earn 84 Continuing Education Hours (CEHs) during their current certification period. At least 56 CEHs must be educational in nature. Up to 28 CEHs may be earned in the professional contributions category.
Please submit your application for re-certification no more than 120 days prior to the expiration date on your current certificate.
To learn more, contact ISM's Certification Department via e-mail at
or via the Certification Discussion Area avaluable at www.ism.ws. ISM also has a C.P.M./A.P.P. automated telephone message system at 800/888-6276 or 480/752-6276, extension 3027. The automated system provides information about certification, accreditation and continuing education. To speak with someone about Certification:
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