CPSM® Bridge Exam

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Leverage your C.P.M. and position yourself as a professional leader with the Certified Professional in Supply Management® (CPSM®) certification. The CPSM certification through the Bridge exam1 allows you to become certified with one exam2 instead of three if you register by December 31, 2014.

The CPSM certification will expand your knowledge with valuable topics that include strategic sourcing, forecasting, risk and compliance. You will emerge ready to take your career to the next level.

There will not be another opportunity to register for this exam after December 31, 2014. You may take up to one year after registration to complete the exam.

(ISM 2014 Salary Survey).

The CPSM® sets high standards for you and your career by testing on additional content that was not covered in the C.P.M. exams. It proves you have what it takes to lead your organization through the twists and turns of the global economy, using your cross-functional skills to realize success in all supply chain activities.

CPSM® Bridge Exam Content

The Bridge Exam covers the major areas of supply management not included in the C.P.M. Exams. Register by the deadline of December 31, 2014.

Bridge Exam — Only for current C.P.M.s *
180 questions, three hours

Areas include:
Contracting and Negotiation | Social Responsibility | Cost and Finance | Sourcing | Forecasting | International Supplier Relationship Management | Materials and Inventory Management | Logistics | Organization and Department Assessment | Product and Service Development | Quality | Planning | Leadership | Strategic Sourcing | Risk Compliance

*In order to bridge to the CPSM®, your C.P.M. must be current and in good standing (not within grace period) at the time you register for the exam, when you sit for the exam and submit your CPSM® application.

ISM offers worldwide testing in more than 170 locations through Pearson VUE Testing Centers.

Exam fees: $199 USD member/$329 USD nonmember (includes ISM Direct Membership)3

Exam Retakes: ISM requires that you wait 30 days before re-testing an Exam you did not pass. The price to retake an exam is the same as the initial registration fee. For consideration after December 31, 2014, please contact certification@ism.ws.

1 Retakes are permitted through December 31, 2015.
2 C.P.M.s in good standing are eligible to take the Bridge exam.
3 Includes free Direct Membership for one year only.