Certified Professional of Supplier Diversity™
The Certified Professional in Supplier Diversity™ (CPSD™) is a professional designation for supply management professionals whose responsibilities include supplier diversity. The CPSD™ is also for other business professionals with responsibility for strategic diversity initiatives. Having 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, providing instant recognition of a respected standard within the diversity programs.
What are the requirements for the CPSD™?
- Successfully pass Exam 1 of the Certified Professional in Supply Management® (CPSM®). (This requirement is waived if the candidate holds a current C.P.M. or CPSM®)
- Successfully pass the CPSD™ Exam.
- Minimum of five years professional (non-clerical, non-support) supplier diversity or supply management experience (does not need to be full time), OR three years of professional (non-clerical, non-support) supplier diversity or supply management experience IF the candidate has a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
This CPSD™ Course is designed to assist those preparing to take the CPSD™ Exam as part of the CPSD™ requirements.
Content of the CPSD™ Examination
The content of the CPSD™ Examination is based on the findings of a job analysis of supplier diversity positions. The test specifications were developed to reflect the results of this job analysis as thoroughly and as accurately as possible. The CPSD™ Examination covers the following areas:
- Policies and Planning
- Sourcing/Supplier Development
- Training and Development
The review course will cover the most important aspects required to pass the CPSD™ and CPSM® Exams. Two training days is not enough time to cover all the material, so this review course will cover the most important concepts required to pass the exams. Day One will focus on the CPSD™ Exam. Day Two will focus on the CPSM® Exam #1.