ISM recently announced the expansion of its Professional Credentials program to include the Certified in Supply Management™ (CSM™) designation, which debuts November 15, 2011.
The CSM™ offers a certification option for those with experience in supply management and procurement who do not have a bachelor’s degree.
Feedback from practitioners and employers indicated a strong need to test an individual’s mastery of a supply management body of knowledge. ISM responded to the feedback by developing the new CSM™.
ISM’s Professional Credentials program now tests one supply management body of knowledge with two certifications – Certified Professional in Supply Management® (CPSM®) and Certified in Supply Management™ (CSM™).
The new CSM™ tests the same body of knowledge as the CPSM® credential. Exam Review Courses are relevant for both credentials, and CPSM® and CSM™ candidates also use the same study materials to prepare for their exams.
Eligibility is dependent on a candidate’s educational background and work experience.
The following article from Supply Chain News explains the new credential and the differences between the CPSM and CSM:
Institute for Supply Management Announces New Certification Program for Purchasing Managers that Lack a Four-Year Degree http://bit.ly/ri4eq1