Procurement Certification Programs

Do you wish you had a long-term plan for the advancement of your procurement career? Well, that’s exactly what the SPSM® Family of Certifications provides!

With four levels based on the Strategic Procurement & Supply Management Body of Knowledge® (SPSM-BOK®), the SPSM® Family of Certifications allows you to choose how far you want to go.

Looking for a procurement certification program to help give you that extra edge in competing for great jobs while having a qualification to be proud of? Earn the first level in the Family – the SPSM® Certification.

Want to prove that you’re among the elite procurement professionals in the world? Move onto higher levels, such as the SPSM2®, the SPSM3TM or the soon-to-be-available SPSM4TM Certification! Learn more about these procurement certification programs below.

SPSM-BOK Mastery Model illustrating procurement certification programs


   Here are descriptions of each of the four procurement certification programs, which are earned in order:

SPSM® Certification

This first certification program is Level 1 and covers the “Essential Procurement Skills” of the SPSM-BOK®. The path to SPSM® Certification involves completing the six Level 1 online procurement courses, passing the SPSM® Exam, and submitting an application. You must earn the SPSM® Certification before you are eligible to earn the higher level certifications (SPSM2®, SPSM3TM, etc.).

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SPSM2® Certification

The second certification program is Level 2 and covers the “Global Procurement Management” competencies of the SPSM-BOK®. The path to SPSM2® Certification involves first earning the SPSM® Certification, then completing the four Level 2 online procurement courses, passing the SPSM2® Exam, and submitting an application.

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SPSM3TM Certification

The third certification program is Level 3 and covers the “Enterprise-Wide Procurement Influence” competencies of the SPSM-BOK®. The path to SPSM3TM Certification involves first earning the SPSM® and SPSM2® Certifications, then completing the four Level 3 online procurement courses, passing the SPSM3TM Exam, and submitting an application.

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SPSM4TM Certification

The fourth certification program is Level 4 and covers the “External Procurement Influence” competencies of the SPSM-BOK®. The SPSM4TM Certification is anticipated to be available in 2017. Candidates interested in getting a head start on earning this certification are welcome to enroll in and enjoy the currently available online procurement courses from this level – Exemplary Supply Chain Social Responsibility and Strategic Supplier Diversity Best Practices.

More information coming soon.