Improved Purchasing Certification Offers Portable
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Next Level Purchasing Expands Their SPSM Certification Programs

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Pittsburgh – October 1, 2007 – A newly expanded certification program for senior level purchasing professionals from Next Level Purchasing is now offering the latest technology, including a free iPod loaded with audios and videos, to help students in the program implement what they learn and maximize their testing score. The Senior Professional in Supply Management® (SPSM) Certification and Enhanced Results Program provides managers and other professionals in the purchasing field an opportunity to obtain certification in their industry while gaining advanced knowledge in easily accessible formats.

“Most professionals know that obtaining the globally-recognized SPSM Certification demonstrates their qualifications and abilities in the purchasing field,” says Charles Dominick, SPSM, president of Next Level Purchasing. “But we wanted also wanted to give tools to help the practitioner grow. By using state-of-the-art technology, we’re able to provide a certification program that’s meaningful to both the professional and his or her company.”

Certified SPSMs are purchasers from industries including health care, manufacturing, financial services, information technology, tourism, aerospace, government, oil, agriculture, and many more. “Earning your SPSM Certification ensures that you won’t be falling behind your peers or competitors,” he says.

As part of the SPSM Certification and Enhanced Results Program, participants will receive six personal and interactive online classes, with Certified Instructor Charles Dominick, SPSM, president of Next Level Purchasing, plus these additional study components:

  • A 30-minute implementation consultation by phone with the instructor
  • An eBook called “Supply Management in the Real World” featuring transcribed interviews with purchasing and supply management experts
  • Next Level Purchasing’s exclusive SPSM Multimedia Study & Implementation Guide. This guide is a collection of over 50 audio and video clips, all loaded onto an iPod that the student gets to keep forever. It is designed to further help the student implement the techniques they learn during the program and to maximize their score on the SPSM Exam.

“We think providing these additional services, including the SPSM Multimedia Study & Implementation Guide, allows for greater success for those seeking a certification,” says Dominick. “It is a true performance improvement, career advancement system.”

An official Education Partner of the National Contract Management Association and member of the Better Business Bureau’s Online Reliability Program, Next Level Purchasing’s SPSM Certification and Enhanced Results Program is completely self-paced, allowing the participant to take up to two years to complete the study and exam.

Enrollment in the SPSM Certification and Enhanced Results Program is $1,749 per student. The price includes six online classes, testing fees, application fees, creation and worldwide delivery of the award and certificate, the additional study components and iPod.

Purchasing professionals may also register for basic SPSM Certification Program for $1,149. This program does not include the additional study components or the iPod.

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About Next Level Purchasing (

Next Level Purchasing was founded in 2000 by Charles Dominick, SPSM, a former purchasing executive for more than 10 years. The company’s mission is to help purchasing professionals learn techniques to help them save money for their employers while increasing their own earnings.

Next Level Purchasing is a virtual company that uses state-of-the-art technology to help teach purchasing professionals using self-directed online classes and mini courses, so students can learn new ideas at their own pace. In 2004, Next Level Purchasing launched the Senior Professional in Supply Management (SPSM) Certification Program, the first purchasing certification designed to be both a globally recognized certification as well as the most modern certification available.

The company is an official Educational Partner of the National Contract Management Association. The American Production and Inventory Control Society, the State of Texas, and many other organizations accept its continuing education hours towards their program requirements.


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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