Institute for Supply Management (ISM)

ASCI has held the Australian partnership with ISM since 2017.

Under our partnership ASCI provides the Digital Edition of ISM's Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM).

Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM)

The CPSM® is globally recognized as the gold standard of excellence for supply management professionals in both the manufacturing and services sectors. Built on an in-depth analysis of supply management functions across industries, the program addresses the realities of supply management, as well as workplace complexities including globalization, use of technology, and expanded competencies that procurement and supply chain professionals employ to drive value in their organizations.

Earning a CPSM® Certification requires you to take and pass three exams which together cover the main segments of supply management. The exam content addresses today’s procurement and supply chain environment and workplace complexities such as risk, strategic sourcing, technology and increased skills needed for supply professionals to drive value in their organizations. 

Areas of Focus

The CPSM emphasizes the major competencies of supply management including:

  • Business Acumen & Leadership
  • Category Management
  • Corporate Social Responsibility & Ethics
  • Cost & Price Management
  • Financial Analysis
  • Legal & Contractual
  • Logistics & Materials Management
  • Negotiation
  • Project Management
  • Quality Management
  • Risk
  • Sales & Operations Planning
  • Sourcing
  • Supplier Relationship Management
  • Supply Chain Strategy
  • Systems Capabilities & Technology

Exam Details

Candidates are required to take
•    Supply Management Core (180 Questions – 3 hours)
•    Supply Management Integration (165 Questions – 2.75 hours)
•    Leadership and Transformation in Supply Management (165 Questions – 2.75 hours)

Once you pass all exams, you must apply online for the Certification. Exam scores are valid for four years and you must submit your application while exam scores are valid.


Candidates must have three years of full-time, professional supply management experience with a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university (or international equivalent) .
Five years of similar professional experience without a degree.


A certification is valid for three years. To stay current with changes in supply management, ISM requires 60 hours of continuing education before applying for recertification.

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