Revised NAPM Exam and Study Materials Reflects What You Do

FOR RELEASE: July 27, 2000

CONTACT: Kristen Kioa
  NAPM Media Relations
  480/752-6276, Ext. 3015

(Tempe, AZ) – As the supply management profession evolves and changes, the National Association of Purchasing Management (NAPM) revises the Certified Purchasing Manager and the Accredited Purchasing Practitioner exams. "We found that purchasing and supply professionals are being asked to do more. And, in my view, that 'more' is broader, more complex (deeper), and more strategic. As a result, it means that NAPM must revise its current certification exam to reflect the broader, deeper, and more strategic activities," Paul Novak, C.P.M., A.P.P., NAPM's chief executive officer, states.

The new certification exams will allow supply managers to answer questions that are more representative of what supply managers do in their professional life. The revised exams will be available January 1, 2001 through Sylvan Testing Centers, which has over 300 domestic locations, as well as centers in over 80 other countries. It is important to note that the current study materials and exams are valid only through December 31, 2000.

In order to properly prepare supply managers for the new exams, NAPM has published new study materials that are currently available with a 2000 copyright. They are:

  • C.P.M. Study Guide
  • A.P.P. Study Guide
  • C.P.M. Diagnostic Practice Exam
  • A.P.P. Diagnostic Practice Exam
  • Articles for C.P.M. Exam Preparation
  • Articles for A.P.P. Exam Preparation
  • C.P.M. Exam Specifications and Instructor’s Guide
  • A.P.P. Exam Specifications and Instructor’s Guide
  • C.P.M. and A.P.P. Overview Video

For more information, or to order any of these products, please contact Customer Service at 800/888-6276 or 480-752-6276, ext. 401, or order online at

To learn more about the new C.P.M. and A.P.P. certification exams, information is available on the NAPM Web site at by clicking on Certification. Or, call the certification department at 800/888-6276 or 480-752-6276, ext. 3094.