Are you tired of not getting enough opportunities, respect, and money out of
your purchasing career? Well, guess what? Nothing will change unless you take
action towards becoming a world-class purchasing professional.
You see, today’s employers refuse to reward employees for yesterday’s skills.
They demand that purchasing professionals like you use the most modern skills
and achieve unprecedented results. They want you to save more money, achieve
better operational performance, and reduce risk.
So how can you acquire the most modern skills, achieve meaningful results,
and convincingly prove your capabilities to today’s employers? There is an
impressive purchasing certification that communicates that you are supremely
qualified for achieving success. It is the Senior Professional in Supply
Management® (SPSM) Certification.
Earning your SPSMSM Certification is the action to take if you want to bring
the most modern purchasing practices into your organization and achieve your
career potential. From reverse auctions and eProcurement to strategic
sourcing to improving supplier performance and more, you’ll learn exactly how
to deliver results for your employer. And when you make your employer more
successful, your own career success is likely to follow!
Earning your SPSM Certification is a three-step process. Here are the three
Step #1: Complete the six highly personal and interactive online
classes of the SPSM Certification Program. You earn 44 Continuing Education
Hours (CEH`s) by successfully completing the following online classes, in
- Mastering Purchasing Fundamentals (6.5 CEHs)
- Microsoft Excel For Purchasing Professionals (7 CEHs)
- Supply Management Contract Writing (7.5 CEHs)
- Microsoft Project For Purchasing Professionals* (8
- 14 Purchasing Best Practices (8 CEHs)
- Savings Strategy Development (7 CEHs)
#2: Take the SPSM Exam. This online
exam consists of 90 challenging questions covering material from the six
aforementioned online classes. These questions comprehensively test your
ability to apply skills to situations that you may face in your purchasing job.
And, again, you take it online meaning that you DO NOT have to travel to a
testing facility. You can take the exam from anywhere that you have access to
a computer connected to the Internet.
Step #3: Submit Your Purchasing Certification Application. The
application helps you compile all of the documentation necessary to earn your
SPSM Certification. You don`t need to work on this application until you`ve
passed the SPSM Exam.
You will receive a certificate of completion as you successful complete each
of the six required classes. Following successful completion of the SPSM
Certification Exam you will receive your Senior Profession In Supply
Management certificate and an engraved glass award.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will I be able to work at my own pace? Yes. The online format of
the instruction method allows you to proceed according to your own pace. Your
personal schedule governs your completion time. The material is available on
Are there any required books for the course? No. The courses are
completely online and you will also receive a printer-friendly version of the
courses. This are included at no additional cost to you.
Can I assess what I have learned? Yes. Each lesson in each course has
a review quiz. From there you will be able to determine if you understood the
concepts or if you still need to review the materials further. You will need
to score 70% or higher overall quiz score to successfully complete the
course. You will need to successfully complete all six courses before scheduling your