Course Description

Certified Professional in Supply Management

Prepare for the Institute for Supply Management's CPSM® examinations with this rigorous review of the 20 foundational knowledge areas and 87 tasks that compromise the supply management framework as documents in the CPSM® Study Guides published by the Institute for Supply Management. USD's instructor is an experienced CPSM® certified practitioner from the supply management field and will provide a stimulating and participative learning environment for each course. The instructor in these courses has many years of experiences, tales from the trenches, actual case scenarios and expertise to share with all supply management students.

This course consolidates and simplifies the coursework required for the CPSM® certification and summarizes the CPSM® Certification courses. The ideal audiences for this course are those wishing to attain the CPSM® credential through the Institute for Supply Management. Typically, students are those who are currently in a purchasing or supply management position or who are responsible for decision-making activities within the supply chain area.

Learner Outcomes

  • Identify requirements for CPSM® certification
  • Demonstrate fluency with supply management terminology
  • Demonstrate fluency within supply management's 20 foundational knowledge areas
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge within the supply management's 87 foundational tasks
  • Prepare for the CPSM® certification exams with relevant practice exams and exam tips

Course Details

Number of Units: 1.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend: This course is intended for employees of Southern California Edison.

Course Format: Lectures, discussions, team exercises and practice exams

Instructor: Merle Roberts, CPSM, C.P.M.

ISM Membership: ISM Membership for SCE employees is mandatory. Any candidate registering in the program as an ISM member will be required to provide their current valid ISM membership number at the time of registration.

Materials: For students who did not take the first course, materials will be distributed by the first day. They include ISM study guides for each course, ISM Professional Series for each course and Diagnostic Practice exams for each course. Students beginning with the second or third course will need to pay the textbook fee in addition to their tuition.

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