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(Certified Professional in Supplier Diversity®)

Building Successful Relationships – and Profits

ISM’s Certified Professional in Supplier Diversity® (CPSD) certification program is one of the few that exists for this growing and much-needed specialization. Many companies engage in supplier diversity to be socially responsible or to meet customer or federal requirements, but don’t understand its true profit potential. As a CPSD, you’ll be the guiding hand with the knowledge and training to show an organization how supplier diversity can improve the bottom line and accelerate innovation by becoming more efficient and by getting exposure to new customer bases.

More Benefits to Becoming a CPSD

ROI — You'll typically earn more than peers who don't have a credential — nearly 10% more on average.

PREPARED — 45% of supply management professionals currently handle diversity-related tasks.

IN DEMAND — Companies desperately need an expert to lead their supplier diversity efforts.

EFFECTIVE — You can help reduce costs and bring innovation because many smaller diverse suppliers are often more nimble and innovative than larger suppliers.

RELEVANT — The exam questions are created by supply management and diversity professionals and reflect real situations and experiences rather than relying on abstract classroom theory.

TRANSPORTABLE — Even if you change industries, your CPSD is recognized.

CURRENT — ISM periodically updates the CPSD to reflect changes in supplier diversity practices.

PRICED FAIRLY — A CPSD is competitively priced in comparison to well-known certifications.


CPSD Exam Specifications



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(CPSM, CPSD, C.P.M. and A.P.P.)