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CPSM Certification Readiness Classes (CRC)
Presented by ISM-Cleveland, Inc.

RSVP for Module # 1 by Feb 7th 

According to ISM’s Inside Supply Management, “holding one or more certification translated into a  10 percent premium above the average salary for supply management professionals without a certification”.  You want to read on, right?
ISM-Cleveland is pleased to roll out the 2018 CPSM Certification Readiness Classes (CRC).   If you hold no certifications and have at least 3 years of Supply Chain experience, the Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) is the certification track for you to follow.  For the CPSM, there are three modules to complete.  We will be meeting on select Saturdays throughout the year to focus on each module and one test at a time, so that you maximize your learning.
The classes will be held at the Embassy Suites Hotel, 5800 Rockside Boulevard, Independence, Ohio.  We understand that Saturdays are valuable to you, but this allows for the most efficient and focused method to help you prepare for these exams. Class size is limited to 10 people and will run from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm with lunch provided.
The class schedules and pricing structure breakdown are below. Also, information on study materials is included. We look forward to hearing from you and having you participate in our classes!

The recommended books for the CPSM class are:
CSPM Study Guide, Second Edition
Member Price: $79.00
Non Member Price: $119.00  
ISM Product Number: SG2

CPSM Diagnostic Kit, Print Version
Member Price: $135.00
Non Member Price: $165.00
ISM Product Number: CDK_P

Please note that First Edition Study Guides and Diagnostic Kits are acceptable. There are also web and kindle versions aveilable.  Please see the products store at

It is the participant’s responsibility to secure their own workbook and diagonitic kit. Participants will  receive an in-class Study Guide that will correspond with the training program.  

Note: pricing on all materials subject to change.  For up to date information please go to

CRC Class Pricing:
Each single module (2 classes) includes Lunch: $165 for ISM Members 
$175 for non-members and students 

For Half Class: 
If you want to take one half of one module: $100 includes lunch 

CRC Class Meeting Schedule:
February 17, 2018 -- CPSM Module 1 - Part 1
March 24, 2018 -- CPSM Module 1 - Part 2
By the end of April take CPSM Module 1 Exam at Pearson Test Center

May 12, 2018 -- CPSM Module 2 - Part 1
June 16, 2018 -- CPSM Module 2 - Part 2
By the end of July take CPSM Module 2 Exam at Pearson Test Center

August 18, 2018 -- CPSM Module 3 - Part 1
September 22, 2018 -- CPSM Module 3 - Part 2
By the end of October take CPSM Module 3 Exam at Pearson Test Center  

Classes will run from 9 am sharp to approximately 3 pm.    The classes are located at the Embassy Suites off Rockside Road in Independence.   Dress is casual.   Space is limited so register today!

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