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CPSM® and ITC Reciprocity


An agreement between Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) and The International Trade Centre (ITC), the joint agency of the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the United Nations, sets forth reciprocity between the two organizations allowing professionals to apply for the respective professional credentials. Under the joint initiative, current holders of ITC's Modular Learning System in Supply Chain Management (MLS-SCM) diploma who also have at least three years of professional experience can apply to ISM to obtain the Certified Professional in Supply Management® (CPSM®) credential. Likewise, current CPSM® holders can apply to ITC to obtain an MLS-SCM diploma.

The CPSM® credential requires recertification every three years with 60 Continuing Education Hours (CEHs). CPSM® Recertification FAQs

MLS-SCM holders interested in obtaining the CPSM® should complete the CPSM® application and mail to:

309 W. Elliot Road, Suite 113
Tempe, AZ 85284-1556

For any questions:

MLS-SCM holders may contact ISM — Michelle Pattee, or call +1 480-752-6276, extension 3074.

CPSM® holders may direct inquiries related to the MLS-SCM program to

ISM and ITC Cement Reciprocal Agreement (press release).

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