Certified Purchasing Manager Exam Offered in Nigeria

FOR RELEASE: September 24, 2001

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

(Tempe, AZ) The National Association of Purchasing Management (NAPM) continues to be the leader in the expansion of global supply network management by offering its Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.) and Accredited Purchasing Practitioner (A.P.P.) examinations in Nigeria.

Aman Associates, Ltd., Nigeria has reached an agreement with NAPM to be a non-exclusive provider of license services, and will hold review seminars and promote the C.P.M. and A.P.P. examinations. The exams will be computer-based and available at NAPM selected sites, and will be managed by NAPM’s test administration agent.

Collaborating with other countries allows NAPM to develop proactive strategies for the international and global business environment. "We are becoming an international and global society," states Christina Foster, vice president of Certification and Diversity. "By establishing international relationships, NAPM can better assist supply management professionals on a global basis." Another key factor in developing international relationships is the establishment of international purchasing and supply management standards of practice. Foster adds, "Implementing the C.P.M. and A.P.P. exams internationally will allow companies around the world to feel an increased level of security and assurance when working with international companies because everyone will abide by the same set of standards."

To date, NAPM has formed professional relationships with purchasing and supply management associations in India, Australia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Spain, Singapore, Ireland, and Kenya.

For more information on the NAPM C.P.M. and A.P.P. exams, please contact NAPM’s Certification Department at 800/888-6276, ext. 3027, or 480/752-6276, ext. 3027, or email certification@ism.ws.

The National Association of Purchasing Management (NAPM), established in 1915, is the world’s leading educator of supply management professionals, and is a valuable resource for decision makers in major markets, government, and industry. Effective January 1, 2002, NAPM will become the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) in recognition of the mounting strategic and global significance of supply chain management.

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