Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM)

CSM™ Testing

The Certified in Supply Management™ (CSM™) is a qualification that tests ISM’s internationally recognized, supply management body of knowledge. The CSM™ qualification has been incorporated into the Certified Professional in Supply Management® (CPSM®)  program to meet the needs of practitioners with, or without, a college degree. Candidates who have registered for CSM™ exams prior to March 11, 2013 are eligible to schedule a testing appointment. CSM™ exam scores can be applied to the CPSM® qualification.
Please contact ISM’s Certification Department at or 800/888-6276 if you have any questions.

CPSM® Program Requirements

  1. A minimum of 3 years full-time, professional supply management experience (nonclerical, nonsupport) with a regionally accredited bachelor’s degree OR 5 years of supply management experience (nonclerical, nonsupport) without a degree.
  2. Pass 3 CPSM® Exams OR if you are a C.P.M. in good standing, pass the Bridge Exam.


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.

  • Schedule Test Online
  • Schedule Test Over the Phone

Retake Policy

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

Last updated 2014-01-18