SPSM4TM Certification (Coming Soon!)

Master the skills of external procurement influence

Leading businesses are counting on their procurement departments to enhance their brands and contribute to a better world. Achieving big cost savings is no longer enough.  Is your procurement work meeting these new expectations?

Earning the SPSM4TM Certification will prove that you are on the leading-edge of procurement. Employers will know that you have the skills and mindset necessary to create a competitive advantage for the organization.  The SPSM4TM Certification teaches you to master the material in the fourth level of the Strategic Procurement & Supply Management Body of Knowledge, which covers the four competencies of External Procurement Influence.  It will be the final – and highest – level of certification in the SPSM® Family of Certifications.

Though the SPSM4TM Certification will not be available until 2019, you can get started working towards it today.  Two of the program’s four online courses are now available: Exemplary Supply Chain Social Responsibility and Strategic Supplier Diversity Best Practices.

SPSM-BOK Mastery Model

SPSM4 Certification proves that you have mastered all competencies of the Strategic Procurement & Supply Management® Body of Knowledge (SPSM-BOK®)

How do you earn the SPSM4TM Certification?

Earning your SPSM4TM Certification is a three-step process, similar to earning the original SPSM® Certification.

Only currently certified SPSM3’s in good-standing are eligible to enroll in the SPSM4TM Program.

Step 1: LEARN
Pass the four self-paced online courses covering Level 4 of the Strategic Procurement & Supply Management Body of Knowledge®. You can expect it to take 32 hours on average to complete these courses. The competencies covered include:

  • Social Responsibility
  • Supplier Diversity
  • Supply Chain Sustainability (coming soon)
  • Executive Leadership (coming soon)

Step 2: PROVE
Pass the SPSM4TM Exam. You’ll only be tested on the material you covered in the courses.
Step 3: APPLY
Submit your SPSM4TM Certification application.

How will you benefit by earning this purchasing certification?

Maintaining your place among the top talent in the profession and ensuring that you are ready for tomorrow’s purchasing challenges is crucial. As an SPSM4, you’ll become one of the most elite purchasing professionals ready to handle challenges with confidence while achieving great results.

Achieving your SPSM4TM also serves to recertify you as an SPSM, SPSM2 and SPSM3 for a 4-year period, even if your original certifications expire earlier. Your original SPSM®, SPSM2®   and SPSM3TM Certifications will become linked to your SPSM4TM Certification. Recertifying for the SPSM4TM automatically recertifies you for the SPSM®, SPSM2®  and SPSM3TM Certifications, and all four will have the same expiration date.

Ready to get started?

Already SPSM-Certified?

You can enroll in the two available Level 4 courses now

Number of Courses: 2

Length of Training: 16 hours

Duration of Access: 60 days

Start Date: Access begins as soon as you enroll

Cost: $458 US

Enroll Now

Not an SPSM yet?

 Enroll in the SPSM® Certification Program

Number of Courses: 6

Length of Training: 48 hours

Duration of Access: 1 year

Start Date: Access begins as soon as you enroll

Cost:  $1159 US

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