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CPSM and Bridge Classes

The CPSM Exam classes consist of three sections:  (1) Foundation of Supply Management, (2) Effective Supply Management Performance and (3) Leadership in Supply Management.  There are four classes in each section with each class three hours in length.  An exam is associated with each exam module.  These classes are designed for the individual who doesn't have a current C.P.M.  (See qualifications below.)

The Bridge class is for those whose C.P.M. is in good standing.  This class will cover the topics in the Exam classes in an abbreviated format.   There is only one exam.  NOTE:  The last day to register to take the Bridge exam test is December 21, 2014.

The Exams and Bridge Classes consists of lectures, discussion, sample tests and outside reading.  Students will need to spend several hours per week outside of class in preparation, reading and assignments.  Neither the CPSM, Bridge classes nor the textbooks are meant to cover everything in the field of supply management and content that might be covered in the exams.

It is highly recommended the student supplement his/her preparation with other study materials and major supply management textbooks.  These are available through ISM.

  • The Supply Management Handbook (7th edition)
  • Finance for Managers
  • Guide to Business Planning (The Economist Series)
  • Lean Extended Enterprise:  Moving Beyond the Four Walls to Value Stream Excellence
  • Protecting your Company's Intellectual Property:  A practical guide to trademarks, copyrights, patents and trade secrets
  • Quality Essentials:  A Reference Guide from A - Z
  • Strategic Supply Chain Management:  The 5 disciplines for top performance
  • Strategy:  A view from the top (2nd edition)
  • Straight to the Bottomline:  An Executive's Roadmap to World Class Supply Management

A minimum number of 5 students is needed to hold the class.  Class size is limited to 14 students.

CPSM/Bridge Class Recommended Materials

  • ISM CPSM Study Guide 1st Edition
  • CPSM Diagnostic Kit, Print or Web Version
  • ISM Professional Series (optional; three books, one for each exam)

    Click here to order textbooks

CPSM/Bridge Class Fee

  • Members: $300
  • Non-members:  $400

    Note:  Neither textbooks or tests are included in class fee.  Purchase them separately.

CPSM Qualifications

  • 3 years full-time, professional supply management experience (nonclerical, nonsupport)
  • Bachelors' degree from a regionally accredited institution or international equivalent
  • Pass 3 Exams OR if you are a C.P.M. in good standing, pass the Bridge Exam.

CPSM Exam Link

Click here to register to take the CPSM / CSM test.  There is a test that corresponds to each Exam class.

CPSM Bridge Exam Link

Click here to register to take the CPSM Bridge test.   NOTE: The last day to register to take the Bridge exam test is December 21, 2014.

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CPSM Exam 1 Class
Venue:  Deluxe Corporation, Shoreview, MN 

Wednesday, April 23
Wednesday, April 30
Wednesday, May 7
Wednesday, May 14 

Time:  4:00 – 7:00 p.m.

NAPM-TC member price:  $300.00
Non-member price:  $400.00

NOTE:  Class fee does not include textbooks or tests. 

Registration deadline:  April 18

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CPSM Bridge Exam Class
Venue:  Hopkins Center for the Arts, Hopkins, MN

Tuesday, May 6
Thursday, May 8

Time:  4:00 - 8:00 p.m.

NAPM-TC member price:  $300.00
Non-member price:  $400.00

NOTE:  Class fee does not include textbooks or tests. 

Registration deadline:  April 29


Dates & Times Description Instructor Class
Materials
Location Member
Cost
Non-Member
Cost
Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014
4:00pm-7:00pm
Wednesday, Apr 30, 2014
4:00pm-7:00pm
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
4:00pm-7:00pm
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
4:00pm-7:00pm
CPSM Exam 1 Class Georgia Packer, C.P.M. Study Guide 1st Ed., Diagnostic Kit (paper version) Deluxe Corporation $300.00
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$400.00
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Tuesday, May 6, 2014
4:00pm-8:00pm
Thursday, May 8, 2014
4:00pm-8:00pm
CPSM Bridge Exam Class Georgia Packer, C.P.M. Study Guide 1st Ed., Diagnostic Kit (paper) Hopkins Center for the Arts $300.00
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$400.00
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