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CPSM® Study Materials and Supplemental Reading List

New! CPSM® Learning System

The comprehensive solution for CPSM exam preparation. The CPSM Learning System includes all the material you will need to study for all three CPSM Exams.

Benefits are:

  • done Set a customized study plan
  • done Study when you want, wherever you are

Features include:

  • done CPSM Study Guides
  • done ISM Professional Series
  • done CPSM Diagnostic Practice Exams
  • done ISM Glossary of Key Supply Management Terms
  • done Additional practice questions
  • done Multiple games, flashcards and dashboards

...all to help you track your progress.

*The CPSM Learning System meets the specifications for the 2018 update of the CPSM Exam.

New! CPSM® Learning System (Print Version)

The study solution for CPSM exam preparation for those who prefer print learning tools. Preparing candidates to all three CPSM Exams, the bundled solution includes the full CPSM Study Guide, the entire ISM Professional Series and the CPSM Diagnostic Practice Exam.


The following CPSM 2nd Edition study materials support the 2014 version of the CPSM Exam, which will be discontinued at the end of 2018. The CPSM 2nd edition study materials will be available for purchase through June 1, 2018. Candidates who are just beginning their CPSM course of study should purchase the CPSM® Learning System.

ISM Glossary of Key Supply Management Terms (6th Edition)

The ISM Glossary of Key Supply Management Terms an important reference for supply professionals, academics, researchers, students, general business professionals and those studying for the Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM®) and Certified Professional in Supplier Diversity (CPSD™) designations. Every supply management office should have the glossary in its library.

The latest addition includes more than 425 additional terms of relevance and importance to the field. Included are terms in finance, technology, sustainability and social responsibility, law and, of course, supply management and its related components.

CPSM Exam Review Courses — Classroom Based

The CPSM Exam Review Courses are designed to help supply management professionals prepare for the CPSM Exams. Course content covers topics within the CPSM and includes content from the CPSM Study Guide and the ISM Professional Series, and includes exercises, case studies and sample exam questions. These review courses are a supplement to a candidate's practical experience and individual learning. Check the Seminar Calendar to see dates and locations of upcoming review courses. Note: The face-to-face exam review seminars are equivalent to the online exam review courses and self-study workbooks.

CPSM Online Review Courses

CPSM Online Review Courses are available in eISM. These courses enable candidates to assess their knowledge acquired through education and experience against the content tested in CPSM Exam. Participants get an in-depth review and assessment of the material in the CPSM Study Guide by tailoring the course to their specific study needs. These interactive courses include sample test questions, case studies and bonus supplemental content developed by subject-matter experts. This bonus content gives candidates additional study material for tasks with the most questions on the exam. Get immediate feedback with these online review courses to customize your personal study program. Register at www.ismeLearning.org. Note: The online exam review courses are equivalent to the face-to-face exam review seminars and self-study workbooks.