CPSM Classes

CPSM Classes

The CPSM Exam classes consist of three sections:  (1) Foundation of Supply Management, (2) Effective Supply Management Performance and (3) Leadership in Supply Management.    

The one day Exam Classes consists of lectures, discussion, sample tests and outside reading.  Students will be asked to read the material in advance to prepare for the class.  An exam is associated with each class.  Exams are handled by Pearson VUE. 

NOTE:  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.

Class dates and times are listed below.

It is highly recommended the student supplement his/her preparation with other study materials and major supply management textbooks.  These are available through ISM.

  • 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


A minimum number of 5 students is needed to hold the class.  Class size is limited to 14 students.

CPSM Exam Class Recommended Materials

  • ISM CPSM Study Guide 2nd Edition
  • CPSM Diagnostic Kit, Print or Web Version
  • ISM Professional Series (optional; three books, one for each exam)

    Click here to order textbooks

CPSM Class Fee

  • Members: $275
  • Non-members:  $350

    Note:  Neither textbooks 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 for current C.P.M.s

CPSM Exam Link

  • Member:  $199.00 per exam
  • Non-Member:  $329.00 per exam

Click here to register to take the CPSM test.  There is a test that corresponds with each Exam class.

CPSM Exam Classes

  • Dates and times of upcoming classes to be determined