Certified Professional in Supplier Diversity™ (CPSD™) Program
The Certified Professional in Supplier Diversity™ (CPSD™) is a new professional designation for supply management professionals whose responsibilities include supplier diversity. 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.
What is the new designation?
The CPSD™ is a professional designation for supply professionals who demonstrate knowledge, skills and expertise in supplier diversity. CPSD™ is also for business professionals with responsibility for strategic diversity initiatives. This professional designation demonstrates to your employer, your colleagues, your suppliers and even your customers that you are serious about helping your organization and diverse suppliers succeed.
Why should you pursue this designation?
Successful organizations maintain an edge, especially in this competitive marketplace. The value of supplier diversity is that it gives your organization a distinction that shows your commitment to diversity through strong relationships with your suppliers and all stakeholders. A solid supplier diversity program creates opportunities to partner with innovative or otherwise untapped resources and markets. Additionally, having the CPSD™ designation is instant recognition that you and your organization are on the right track.
The CPSD™ Exam Content:
Exams cover the major areas of supplier diversity and supply management. Please see the CPSD™ Exam Specification for more detailed information.
Exam fees: USD $180 per exam ISM members / USD $265 per exam nonmembers.
CPSD™ Exam — Certified Professional in Supplier Diversity
CPSM® Exam 1 — Foundation of Supply Management
Ready to register for Exams?
CPSM® Exam 1 Registration — Register here for CPSM® Exam 1 if you do not have a current CPSM® or C.P.M.