Today was a special day here at Next Level Purchasing – the 4th anniversary of the SPSM® Certification!

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In four years, the SPSM® Certification has reached heights we only dreamed of just a few years ago. As of today, employers from over 70 countries have enrolled their purchasing professionals in the Senior Professional in Supply Management® Program.

The SPSM® is truly the global standard for purchasing certifications. Imitated, but certainly not duplicated.

One of the ways that we are commemorating this occasion is today’s launch of the new SPSM® logo. Check it out in the top right of this blog.

Another way I’ll commemorate this occasion is by following my tradition of using the first blog posting of the month to honor the countries that have seen their first SPSM’s crowned in the previous month. In June, we awarded the first SPSM® Certifications to purchasing professionals in Turkey and the Ukraine.

If you think we’ve accomplished a lot in four years, just wait…we have several big announcements for you later in 2008. I should stop now before I leak any more hints.

So, I’ll close with a special thank you for all of our students and their employers throughout the world. Your trust in us has helped us grow tremendously to this point and put us on quite a trajectory for the foreseeable future.

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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