Education

Classes are held at various locations throughout the Twin Cities.

Day seminars/classes will start at around 8:00 a.m. and last until 4:30 p.m. (subject to change).  There will be two 15-minute breaks and a 30-minute lunch break.

CPSM and Purchasing Fundamentals are usually held in the evenings.  Class time is left up to the instructor.

Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis and class size is limited depending upon the class. To register for a class, please click on the appropriate link to the left and then click on the register link.

CPSM Certification

Click here to find out more about the Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) certification.

Recertification

To find out how to recertify, click here.

Cancellation Policy
If circumstances other than weather require cancellation of an event, registered participants will receive seven days notice; notice to be received by fax, telephone, or e-mail; registration fee will be returned. Seminars, classes or workshops may be cancelled if sufficient enrollment is not reached fourteen business days prior to the date of the event.

If the registrant cancels the class more than five business days before the class begins, all but $50.00 of the fee will be refunded.

If cancellation occurs after that time, the registration fee, less a $50.00 non-refundable portion, will be applied against one future offering. No cash refund will be provided. There will be no refund or credit if cancellation is after the commencement of a seminar, class or other educational presentation.

Registration and fee for the event must be received five business days prior to the event.  Seminars, classes or workshops may be cancelled if sufficient enrollment is not reached 14 days prior to the date of the event.

If circumstances require cancellation of an event, registered participants will receive seven days notice; notice to be received by fax or telephone, registration fee will be refunded.

Class Materials

Most books can be ordered directly from ISM in Tempe, Arizona. Please order at least seven to ten days prior to the beginning of class. The phone number for ordering books is 1-800-888-6276, ext 401.

You may also want to check with other bookstores such as Amazon.com, A1Books.com, etc.

Required textbooks for CPSM classes are as follows: 

 Class:

Studies for CPSM

Books:

ISM CPSM Study Guide, Second Edition
CPSM Diagnostic Kit, Print or Web Version
ISM Professional Series (three books, one for each exam)

Click here to order class materials.

Optional Study Materials

  • The Supply Management Handbook (7th edition)
  • Finance for Managers
  • Guide to Business Planning (The Economist Series)
  • Lean Extended Enterprise:  Moving Beyond the Four Walls to Value Stream Excellence
  • Protecting your Company's Intellectual Property:  A practical guide to trademarks, copyrights, patents and trade secrets
  • Quality Essentials:  A Reference Guide from A - Z
  • Strategic Supply Chain Mangement:  The 5 disciplines for top performance
  • Strategy:  A view from the top (2nd edition)
  • Straight to the Bottomline:  An Executive's Roadmap to World Class Supply Management