No Exam Necessary for Canadian Supply Management Professionals Wishing to Augment CPP Designation With World-Renowned C.P.M.

FOR RELEASE: February 14, 2005

CONTACT: Jean McHale
  ISM Public Relations
  800/888-6276 ext. 3143

TEMPE, Ariz. — Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) is making it easier than ever for Canadian supply professionals of all titles, positions and organizational roles to earn the Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.) designation. Individuals who have earned the Certified Professional Purchaser (CPP) designation through the Purchasing Management Association of Canada (PMAC) can sidestep the written exam requirement when applying for the C.P.M. through ISM.

"The C.P.M. designation continues to be recognized worldwide as a sign of supply management competence," states Christina Foster, SPHR, vice president of certification and diversity for ISM. "We encourage Canadian supply professionals to optimize the power of both certifications by leveraging their current CPP to secure the C.P.M. It doesn't get much easier — no written test and no application deadline."

To qualify, candidates already holding the CPP designation must complete a C.P.M. Original/Original Lifetime application located on the ISM Web site at Proof of current CPP accreditation is required, along with the appropriate ISM member or non-member application fee and documentation of full-time (non-clerical, non-support) professional supply management work experience requirements (18 years for Lifetime C.P.M.). Contact ISM Certification at or 800/888-6276, extension 3027, for detailed information. Visit ISM online at to learn more about the C.P.M. program.