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The Supply Management Certification for Students

Launch Your Professional Career with the APSM

The Associate Professional in Supply Management™ (APSM™) certification allows ISM student members to take control of their career development. During the beginning of a supply chain career, an APSM certification helps you stand out from the professional competition. And, you will have taken the first step toward achieving the globally recognized gold-standard Certified Professional in Supply Management® (CPSM®) certification.

The APSM emphasizes the major competencies of supply management including:

  • Sourcing
  • Category Management
  • Negotiation
  • Legal and Contractual
  • Supplier Relationship Management
  • Cost and Price Management
  • Financial Analysis
  • Supply Chain Strategy
  • Sales and Operations Planning
  • Quality Management
  • Logistics and Material Management
  • Project Management
  • Leadership and Business Acumen
  • Systems Capability and Technology
  • Risk and Compliance
  • Corporate Social Responsibility

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A Path to CPSM® Certification

The APSM exam (Supply Management Core) is the same Supply Management Core exam it takes to earn a CPSM certification. This makes the APSM a step toward earning a CPSM. Once you have your APSM and meet CPSM requirements, you will only need to take and pass the remaining two CPSM exams to earn your CPSM certification.

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