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CPSM v CSCP

Same or Different?
Dan OLeary CBA, CQA, CQE, CRE, SSBB, CIRM
President
Ombu Enterprises, LLC
Dan@OmbuEnterprises.com
www.OmbuEnterprises.com
603-209-0600

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APICS
APICS offers 3 certifications currently
CPIM: Certified in Production and Inventory
Management
CFPIM: Certified Fellow in Production and
Inventory Management
CSCP: Certified Supply Chain Professional

APICS no longer offers


CIRM: Certified in Resource Management
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ISM
ISM offers one certification currently
CPSM: Certified Professional in Supply
Management

ISM no longer offers


C.P.M.: Certified Purchasing Manager
Eligible people can convert a C.P.M. to CPSM
by taking a Bridge Exam
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Certification
CPSM
Eligibility
Bachelors degree & three
years full-time, professional
supply management
experience

Exams
Exam 1 Foundations of
Supply Management
Exam 2 Effective Supply
Management Performance
Exam 3 Leadership in
Supply Management
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CSCP
Eligibility
Bachelors degree & two
years of related business
experience OR
CPIM, CFPIM, CIRM, or
C.P.M. & two years of
related business
experience OR
Five years of related
business experience.

Exam
1 Exam

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The CSCP Exam

Before registering for the exam, the candidate must demonstrate


eligibility

The exam is offered in both pencil & paper and in CBT formats

The exam is offered at specified times of the during the year.

The APICS CSCP exam consists of 175 multiple-choice questions


completed in four hours.

The Testing fee is:


$575 for APICS members / $725 (US) nonmember

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The CPSM Exams

Before registering for the exam, the candidate must register with ISM

The exams are offered in CBT format only

The exams are offered throughout the year

The exams are multiple choice:


Exam 1 165 questions
Exam 2 165 questions
Exam 3 180 questions

2 hours, 45 minutes
2 hours, 45 minutes
3 hours

The Testing fee is:


$180 per exam for ISM members / $265 per exam for nonmembers
$540 total for ISM members / $795 total for nonmembers

Application Fee
$90 for ISM members / $150 for nonmembers

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CSCP Exam Modules


The 175 question exam covers four modules
Supply Chain Management (SCM) Fundamentals
(30%)
Building a Competitive Infrastructure (20%)
Managing customer and Supplier Relationships (30%)
Using Information Technology (IT) to Enable Effective
Supply chain Management (SCM) (20%)
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CPSM Exam 1 Sections


The 165 (150 scored) question Foundation of Supply
Management exam covers 6 sections
Contracting and Negotiation (32 questions)
Cost and Finance (32 questions)
International (17 questions)
Social Responsibility (14 questions)
Sourcing (20 questions)
Supplier Relationship Management (35 questions)
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CPSM Exam 2 Sections

The 165 question (150 scored) Effective Supply Management Performance


exam covers 8 sections
Forecasting (19 questions)
Logistics (19 questions)
Materials and Inventory Management (19 questions)
Organization/Department Assessment (26 questions)
Planning (15 questions)
Product Development (12 questions)
Project Management (19 questions)
Quality (21 questions)

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CPSM Exam 3 Sections


The 180 question (165 scored) Leadership
in Supply Management exam covers 3
sections
Leadership (96 questions)
Risk and Compliance (32 questions)
Strategic Sourcing (37 questions)
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CSCP Recertification

Recertify every five years with 75 points. (15 points per year)

Earning CSCP points


Continuing Education (CE) : One point per instructional hour (half-hour
increments are accepted for .5 point) for attending any educational
program or course that relates directly to supply chain management
Presentations, Publications, and Educational Development (PPED):
Two points per instructional hour (half-hour increments are accepted for
1 point) for conducting programs directly related to supply chain
management
Service to the Supply Chain Profession (SSCP): Points awarded for
each year of service at various levels
Professional Membership (PM): Six points per year as a qualifying
member of APICS

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CPSM Recertification

Recertify every three years with 60 Continuing Education Hours (CEHs). (20
CEH per year)

At least two-thirds of the points must be educational in nature.

One-third may be earned in the professional contributions category.

Categories for earning CEHs are:


College Courses (Taken or Taught)
Continuing Education (Taken or Taught)
Contributions to the Profession
CPSM Exam Sections (20 CEHs each in the last year of qualification or during
the grace period)

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Lifetime Certification
CSCP
APICS-certified professionals are eligible to become
certified for life at age 62. No further reporting of
continuing professional development activities for
APICS CSCP certification maintenance is required.

CPSM
Lifetime status will not be offered for the CPSM.
Since the profession is continuing to increase in
complexity, continuing education will play a major role
in making sure supply managers stay current on the
latest supply management best practices.
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Summary & Conclusions

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Summary
Both APICS and ISM offer similar professional
certifications
ISM offers Certified Professional in Supply
Management (CPSM)
APICS offers Certified supply chain Professional
(CSCP)

Each certification has eligibility criteria


CPSM requires a bachelor's degree and experience
CSCP trades off education, certification, and
experience
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Summary
Each certification requires one or more multiple
choice exams.
Both certifications cover (pretty much) the same areas
of knowledge.
CSCP uses one 175 question exam
CPSM uses three exams with 510 questions

The member cost is comparable for each


certification
CPSC is $575
CPSM is $630
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Summary
Both certifications have recertification
requirements
CSCP recertifies after five years
CPSM recertifies after three years

Lifetime
CSCP offers lifetime certification after age 62
CPSM doesnt offer lifetime
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QUESTIONS
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