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The Institute of Supply Management is the leading credentialing organization for Supply Management Professionals around the world.  The C.P.M. and now CPSM and CSM certifications are highly sought after by employers and employees alike providing the leading supply management body of knowledge for the Supply Management profession since 1915.  More information can be found at  NAPM Southern Colorado is proud to train Supply Management leaders in this tradition and knowledge

Founded in 1915, the Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) is the largest supply management association in the world as well as one of the most respected. ISM's mission is to lead the supply management profession through its standards of excellence, research, promotional activities, and education. ISM's membership base includes more than 40,000 supply management professionals with a network of domestic and international affiliated associations. ISM is a not-for-profit association that provides opportunities for the promotion of the profession and the expansion of professional skills and knowledge. The 

 Certified Professional in Supply Management® (CPSM®)

The CPSM designation was launched in 2008. It is the credential that surpasses the demands of the international marketplace with multi-faceted skills in areas such as finance, supplier relationship management, organizational global strategy and risk compliance. Get the CPSM® to acquire an integrated skill set that sets you apart from the competition.


Certified in Supply Management™ (CSM™) 

The CSM is a new designation that debuts November 15, 2011. The CSM allows practitioners a way to prove their broad-based knowledge in the major components in supply management, regardless of whether they have a college degree. Leverage your knowledge and experience with the CSM™ to stand out among your peers.

Certified Professional in Supplier Diversity® (CPSD™) 

The CPSD is a new 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.

Purchasing Recertification and Reaccreditation Programs:

The Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.) is no longer available for testing and is moving toward recertification-only status. You must have already successfully passed all four modules of the C.P.M. in order to apply and achieve the designation. Remember, your exam scores expire five years from the date the earliest exam was taken or by December 31, 2014, whichever comes first.

Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.)

The Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.) program covers the operational aspects of 

purchasing, but also includes supply functions such as agreements, negotiations, technology and relationship management. Those already holding the C.P.M. designation may continue to apply for recertification or lifetime re-certification.

Accredited Purchasing Practitioner (A.P.P.) 
The Accredited Purchasing Practitioner (A.P.P.) designation is no longer available for testing and is in re-certification-only status. Individuals already holding the A.P.P. designation may still apply for 
reaccreditation. The A.P.P. designation focuses on entry-level purchasing functions for those primarily engaged in the operational side of the supply chain.