SPSM ® Certification
The purchasing certification for real workplace results
Are you tired of not getting enough opportunities, respect, and money out of
your purchasing career?
You see, today’s employers refuse to reward employees for
So how can you acquire the most modern skills, achieve meaningful results,
and convincingly prove your capabilities to today’s employers?
Earning your SPSM® Certification
is the action to take if you want to bring the most modern purchasing practices into your organization
and achieve your career potential.
How is the SPSM® Certification a true win-win for both you and your employer? A recent survey of over 1,800 purchasing professionals throughout the world has shown that purchasing professionals who have earned the SPSM® Certification achieve an average of $958,546 (US) more cost savings and avoidance for their employers per year than those who haven't earned the SPSM®. For more proof of the value to SPSM's and their employers, check out these real-life examples.
How will you benefit by earning this purchasing certification?
Earning your SPSM® Certification is a three-step process.
Here are the three steps...
Step #2: Take the SPSM® Exam. This online exam consists of 90 challenging questions covering material from the six aforementioned online classes. These questions comprehensively test your ability to apply skills to situations that you may face in your purchasing job. And, again, you take it online meaning that you DO NOT have to travel to a testing facility. You can take the exam from anywhere that you have access to a computer connected to the Internet.
Step #3: Submit Your Purchasing Certification Application.
This application helps you
compile all of the documentation necessary to earn your SPSM® Certification.
You don't need to work on this application until you've passed the SPSM® Exam.
If you're like most purchasing professionals, you'll be happy to know that it doesn't have to take a long time to earn your SPSM® Certification and begin reaping the career rewards that come from being certified. You have up to 2 years to complete the Senior Professional in Supply Management® Program, but the self-paced nature of the program allows you to complete it and earn your SPSM® Certification much faster if you wish. Check out this table to estimate how long it will take you to earn your purchasing certification based on your personal study habits:
Here's how our online classes work. Less than 24 hours after
you sign up for a class or the Senior Professional in Supply Management® Program, you will get an introductory email providing you with a username,
password, and instructions for accessing our online classroom. Then:
To enhance your learning experience, we've included many "Extra Resources" for students enrolled in this purchasing certification program. For each of the six classes that comprise the program, we'll link you to five articles that expand on the subject matter covered in that class!
|Earn an extra reward for yourself, while demonstrating your commitment to having a more rewarding career. Each month, the students completing the highest number of classes will be entered into our monthly "Dedicated Purchasing Association Member of the Month" drawing in which one lucky, randomly-selected winner will receive a $20 gift card to Amazon.com**! In addition, we will spotlight the winning student on our website here.|
|Once you complete all six classes with an average quiz score of 70% or higher per class, you are eligible to take the SPSM® Exam. When you pass the SPSM® Exam and we approve your application, you officially become a Senior Professional in Supply Management1. And once you become an SPSM, you are then eligible to pursue the higher-level SPSM2 Certification.|
|If you're wondering if the
SPSM® Certification is right for your industry or valued in your country,
the answer is a resounding "YES!" All course material is developed
such that it can be successfully applied to any industry - manufacturing or services. The industries represented by those
already enrolled in the Senior Professional in Supply Management® Program attest to that fact. Current SPSM's are from countries around the world
and industries as diverse as
health care, manufacturing, financial services, information technology, tourism, aerospace, government, oil, agriculture,
and many more. It is highly likely that other purchasing professionals from your country and/or industry have earned or are
in the process
of earning their SPSM® Certification. Earning your SPSM® Certification ensures that you won't be falling behind your peers
or competitors. Check out this map of where our students are located:|
So how can you feel confident that the SPSM® Certification will really help you have a more rewarding career? Here are a few other things to consider:
|Getting started on your path to your SPSM® Certification is easy. We offer two all-inclusive versions of the Senior Professional in Supply Management® Program so that you pay one price for everything you need to become certified. Those two versions are called the SPSM® Certification Program and the SPSM® Certification & Enhanced Results Program with iPad|
All of the SPSM® Certification Programs provide you with a package that is priced far less than their components are worth.
No matter which option you choose, there are:
The left column of the following table will show you how much each component would cost if purchased separately - but be sure to scroll down to the table to see the price you'll pay by enrolling in each version of the program. You'll see how much you'll save!
|The Special Deadline to get the bonuses mentioned above is April 30, 2014! You must enroll on or before this date to get these bonuses!|
If it is not apparent how good of a value that the Senior Professional in Supply Management®
Program is, consider these points of comparison:
|If you're still not convinced
about how smart an investment that earning your SPSM® Certification is, you should know that we GUARANTEE your
satisfaction. That's right - your online learning experience is 100% risk-free. If you are not satisfied for any
reason whatsoever, let us know within thirty days of signing up and you will get a hassle-free refund. But you'll
undoubtedly be delighted, just like this purchasing professional:
|Not sure if you're ready for
the intensity or the expense of a certification
program? You can take any class
separately and decide later if you wish to use
it towards SPSM® Certification! If this option is
best for your situation, click
here to read about our no obligation Pay-As-You-Go
Certification Plan or click on one of the
links below to read more about the individual
class that is the best fit for your needs.
Need more information or want to learn about discounts for groups of four or more? Email your questions to email@example.com or call us at 1-412-294-1990.
Individual Online Classes Available:
|1 Recertification is
required every four years. Recertification
requires that you earn 32 Continuing Education
Hours in purchasing and supply management topics from Next Level
Purchasing or an approved education provider. See the FAQ for more information.
2Amazon.com is not a sponsor of this promotion. Amazon, Amazon.com, and the Amazon.com logo are registered trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. Amazon.com gift cards are issued by ACI Gift Cards, Inc. Restrictions apply to Amazon.com gift cards. Gift cards are redeemable only for purchases of eligible products on www.amazon.com and may not be redeemed for cash, unless prohibited by law. See www.amazon.com/gc-legal for complete terms and conditions. Next Level Purchasing will send your Amazon.com gift card by e-mail approximately 8-12 days after you enroll. Individuals utilizing a pre-negotiated group discount are not eligible to receive the Amazon.com bonus.
3 International recipients will be required to cover customs fees and duties associated with purchase/import of the iPod Touch.
4 International recipients will be required to cover customs fees and duties associated with purchase/import of the iPad.
5 Cost of an online course and four tests. Sources: www.rogercpareview.com, www.nasba.org
6 Source: www.vanderbilt.edu