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CPSM® Bridge Exam

The CPSM Bridge Exam allows you to become CPSM certified with one exam instead of three. If you have already registered for the CPSM Bridge Exam, you have one year from the date of registration to complete the exam. If you did not register for the Bridge Exam before the deadline of December 31, 2014, you are ineligible for Bridge Exam registration, but can still become CPSM certified. Click here for more details.  

CPSM® Bridge Exam Content

The Bridge Exam covers the major areas of supply management not included in the C.P.M. Exams. Register by the deadline of December 31, 2014.

Bridge Exam — Only for current C.P.M.s *
180 questions, three hours

Areas include:
Contracting and Negotiation | Social Responsibility | Cost and Finance | Sourcing | Forecasting | International Supplier Relationship Management | Materials and Inventory Management | Logistics | Organization and Department Assessment | Product and Service Development | Quality | Planning | Leadership | Strategic Sourcing | Risk Compliance

*In order to bridge to the CPSM®, your C.P.M. must be current and in good standing (not within grace period) at the time you register for the exam, when you sit for the exam and submit your CPSM® application.

ISM offers worldwide testing in more than 170 locations through Pearson VUE Testing Centers.

Exam Retakes: ISM requires that you wait 30 days before re-testing an Exam you did not pass. The price to retake an exam is the same as the initial registration fee. For consideration after December 31, 2014, please contact

1 Retakes are permitted through December 31, 2015.
2 C.P.M.s in good standing are eligible to take the Bridge exam.