Certified Supply Chain Management Professional (CSCMP)

The accreditation program leading to the Certified SCMP designation is the most comprehensive in the field of supply chain management and is balanced to deliver advanced supply chain management knowledge and high-level business skills. The program is competency-based and participatory in nature with a focus on analysis, teamwork and decision-making.

The highly integrated Certified SCMP Designation Program consists of 8 Modules and 6 Interactive Workshops, followed by an In-Residence Week to reinforce learning. The concluding element of the program is a national Final Examination. A Practical Experience Requirement ensures Certified SCMP graduates have real-world expertise.

For a full description of the program, please consult the Accreditation Handbook (PDF).

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Why attain the Certified SCMP designation?

The Certified SCMP designation is the most sought-after achievement in supply chain management in Canada – setting the national standard for excellence in the profession.

Impact: Certified SCMPs are seen as the pre-eminent authority in supply chain management. They are the strategic leaders and decision-makers.

Advancement: When hiring for positions in supply chain management, employers are increasingly asking for the Certified SCMPs or enrollment in the Certified SCMP program.

Earning Power: Those with the Certified SCMP designation earn 30% more annually than their counterparts without the designation: SCMA/PurchasingB2B Salary Survey.

Global Perspective: With supply chains that reach around the world, a Certified SCMP is a key contributor to the competitiveness and success of any enterprise, anywhere.

Satisfaction: Completing a rigorous program, Certified SCMPs achieve supply chain management’s most respected credential, and differentiate themselves from others practicing in the field.

External Recognition

SCMA's Certified SCMP Designation Program has been accredited by key outside bodies as meeting demanding national and international standards. Third-party accreditation such as this allows students, practitioners and employers to identify the highest quality programs.

International Federation of Purchasing and Supply ManagementThe program is accredited by the International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Management as complying with its Certificate of Competence in Purchasing and Supply. SCMA's program is the only one in Canada to be accredited by IFPSM.

Canadian Supply Chain Sector Council National Accreditation ProgramThe requirements have also been assessed as meeting the full standard of the Canadian Supply Chain Sector Council National Accreditation Program. SCMA's programs were among the first group of programs to receive accreditation through the Sector Council.