One of the pieces of advice we share with our SPSM® Certification students is to make sure that they schedule their SPSM® Exam shortly after passing the six purchasing courses of the Senior Professional in Supply Management® Program. The logic behind our advice is simple: the more time that a student allows to pass, the greater the likelihood that the student will forget what s/he has learned.

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We were crunching some numbers and found some interesting statistical support for our advice. Students who take their exams 31 – 60 days after completing the courses are 13% less likely to pass the exam on their first attempt than those who take their exams within 30 days. Students who take their exams 61 – 90 days after completing the courses are 25% less likely to pass on their first attempt. And students that take their exams between 91 and 120 days after completing the courses are less than half as likely to pass the exam on their first attempt.

So, we’ll formalize our advice here: Plan to take the SPSM® Exam within 30 days of completing the courses! Give yourself the best shot of passing!

To Your Career,
Charles Dominick, SPSM
President & Chief Procurement Officer
Next Level Purchasing, Inc.
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Charles Dominick, SPSM, SPSM2, SPSM3

Charles Dominick, SPSM, SPSM2, SPSM3 is an internationally-recognized business expert, legendary procurement thought leader, award-winning entrepreneur, and provocative blogger. Charles founded the Next Level Purchasing Association in 2000, oversaw its incredible growth, and successfully led the organization to its acquisition by the Certitrek Group in 2016. He continues to blog and provide advisory services for the NLPA on a part-time basis as he incubates his upcoming business innovations. Charles is also the co-author of the wildly popular, groundbreaking book, "The Procurement Game Plan: Winning Strategies & Techniques For Supply Management Professionals."

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