ISM Selects Pearson VUE for CPSM Exam Delivery

FOR RELEASE: April 9, 2008

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Jean McHale
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Lindsey Yentes
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Institute for Supply Management™ signs exclusive test delivery contract with Pearson VUE.

(TEMPE, Ariz.) April 9, 2008 — Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) has selected Pearson VUE to provide certification exam services for the new Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) Exam. Beginning in early summer, the CPSM Exam will be delivered exclusively through international Pearson VUE Authorized Test Center Select locations, as well as company-owned and -operated Pearson Professional Centers around the world.

"Our partnership with Pearson VUE allows ISM to bring a new level of service and security to supply management professionals around the world," says Christina Foster, SPHR, vice president, Diversity and Professional Credentials. "The Pearson Professional Centers and Pearson VUE Authorized Test Center Select network gives ISM the global reach the organization needs for growing our new CPSM program."

Individuals can sign up for e-mail updates on certification and exam services on the ISM Web site at, by selecting Professional Credentials, then Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) Program. The CPSM represents the highest degree of professional competencies, containing the most comprehensive body of knowledge in supply management, and is designed to lead the profession by emphasizing the main components of supply management. Endorsed by business leaders and thought-leaders across the globe, the knowledge, skills and abilities represented in the CPSM will enable professionals to excel in 21st-century strategic supply management.

About Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM)
As the largest supply management institute in the world, the mission of Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) is to lead supply management. By executing and extending its mission through education, research, standards of excellence, influence building and information dissemination — including the renowned monthly ISM Report On Business® — ISM continues to extend the global impact of supply management. ISM is proud to recognize professional excellence in supply management with awards such as the ISM R. Gene Richter Awards for Leadership and Innovation in Supply Management and the J. Shipman Gold Medal Award. ISM's membership base includes more than 40,000 supply management professionals in 75 countries. Supply management professionals are responsible for trillions of dollars in the purchases of products and services annually. ISM is a member of the International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Management (IFPSM).

About Pearson VUE
Pearson VUE is the global leader in electronic testing for regulatory and certification boards, providing a full suite of services from test development to test delivery to data management. Pearson VUE offers exams through the world's largest network of test centers in 162 countries, providing testing services for information technology, academic, government and professional clients. Pearson VUE acquired the former Promissor in 2006, thereby extending its leadership in the certification market. The company's innovative technology offers the highest levels of security and program control, while its commitment to service provides clients and individual test takers with an unmatched testing experience.