Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM)

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CPSD™ Testing

The Certified Professional in Supplier Diversity™ (CPSD™) is a professional designation for supply professionals who demonstrate knowledge, skills and expertise in supplier diversity. CPSD™ is also for business professionals with responsibility for strategic diversity initiatives. This professional designation demonstrates to your employer, your colleagues, your suppliers and even your customers that you are serious about helping your organization and diverse suppliers succeed.

CPSD™ Program Requirements

  1. Successfully pass the CPSD™ Exam.
  2. Successfully pass Exam 1 of the Certified Professional in Supply Management® (CPSM®). This requirement is waived if the candidate holds a current C.P.M. or CPSM®.
  3. Minimum of five years professional (non-clerical, non-support) supplier diversity or supply management experience (does not need to be primary function), OR three years of professional (non-clerical, non-support) supplier diversity or supply management experience IF the candidate has a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university.


Before scheduling your exam appointment, you must register for the exam(s) with ISM. Register for the exam(s) at or contact ISM’s Customer Service Department at 1-800-888-6276 extension 3001.

Scheduled and rescheduled examinations will be confirmed by email. If you do not receive an email within 24 hours of the rescheduled appointment, please contact Pearson VUE.

Retake Policy

You must wait a minimum of 30 days to retake an exam.

Last updated 2015-07-27