CPSM Classes

CPSM Classes
The CPSM Exam classes consist of three sections:  (1)  Supply Management Core, (2) Supply Management Integration and (3) Leadership and Transformation  in Supply Management

The Exam preparation classes consist of lectures, discussion, and sample tests.  Students will be asked to read the material in advance to prepare for the classes.  An exam is associated with each class.  Exams are handled by Pearson VUE.  You must pass all three exams to receive your CPSM certification.

We recommend that the modules be taken in order.  However, the classes and exams can be taken in any order if necessary to fit your schedule.

NOTE:  Neither the CPSM classes nor the textbooks are meant to cover everything in the field of supply management and content that might be covered in the exams.

CPSM Exam Class Recommended Materials  (choose one)

  • CPSM Learning System (On-line)
  • CPSM Learning System (Print)

         Click here to order the CPSM Learning System

It is recommended the student supplement his/her preparation with other study materials and major supply management textbooks.  Some examples are:

  • 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 Management:  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


CPSM Class Schedule and Fees

Note: Neither the  Learning System (study materials) or tests are included in class fee.  Purchase them separately from ISM.

CPSM Qualifications

  • Three years of full-time, professional supply management experience with a regionally accredited bachelor's degree or international equivalent OR
  • Five years of full-time, professional supply management experience without a qualified degree AND
  • Pass three CPSM®Exams (same for current C.P.M.s)


  • Member:  $229.00 per exam*
  • Non-Member:  $379.00 per exam*

         *Prices subject to change. Please check www.instituteforsupplymanagement.org to register for the exam and for the most up to date information