The Certified Professional in Supplier Diversity® (CPSD™) is a professional designation for supply management professionals whose responsibilities include supplier diversity. This designation also delivers added value to business leaders and other team leaders who participate in the development of diverse supplier initiatives within the organization. The CPSD™ is the only professional designation for professionals whose responsibilities include supplier diversity and is supported by various diversity organizations. This designation gives you the tools to manage a comprehensive supplier diversity program.
You need to speak, and understand, the language of purchasing and supply chain to provide a solid business case for diverse suppliers. The CPSD™ demonstrates you have an understanding of procurement and the entire supply chain, not just supplier diversity. It proves you can lead a comprehensive supplier diversity program. This professional designation demonstrates to your employer, your colleagues, your suppliers and even your customers that you are serious about helping diverse suppliers and your organization succeed.
Recertify every three years with 60 Continuing Education Hours (CEHs). ISM offers many options, including online courses, to earn CEHs.
Exams cover the major areas of supplier diversity and supply management. Please see the Exam Specifications for more detailed information.
CPSD™ Exam — Certified Professional in Supplier Diversity®
CPSD™ Exam Specification — Details what you are tested on.
120 questions, 2 hours test time
Policies and Planning | Sourcing/Supplier Development | Finance/Budgeting | Metrics/Oversight | Training and Development | Advocacy/Marketing/Outreach
CPSM® Exam 1 — Foundation of Supply Management (For those without a current CPSM® or C.P.M.)
CPSM® Exam 1 Specification — Details what you are tested on.
165 questions, 2 hours and 45 minutes test time
Contracting and Negotiation | Social Responsibility | Cost and Finance | Sourcing | International Supplier Relationship Management
Exam fees: USD $199 per exam ISM members / USD $299 per exam nonmembers.
CPSM® Exam 1 Registration — Register here for CPSM® Exam 1 if you do not have a current CPSM® or C.P.M.