C.P.M & A.P.P. Re-certification

The Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.) is no longer available for testing and has transitioned into “re-certification only” status like the A.P.P. before it.

Those already holding the C.P.M. designation may continue to apply for re-certification or lifetime re-certification. If a C.P.M. certification lapses beyond the one year grace period, it cannot be reinstated.

Please contact certification@instituteforsupplymanagement.org if you have any questions about what it means for the C.P.M. and A.P.P. to be in re-certification status only for your particular situation. 

Applications & Supporting Documentation


Application for Certification and Recertification

If you are a candidate for Certification or Recertification, please take a few moments to review either the Original Application Information or the ISM Recertification Information before proceeding to the application.