In today’s modern time, procurement professionals often give exams such as CPSM, CPP, CSCP etc. in order to get a certificate. The certificate is not only to get a job for procurement professionals but also get an update on knowledge of the work they are required to do to be effective at their job. These are a few ways to do a procurement certificate.
- CSCP (Certified Supply Chain Professional) – There are a lot of courses available based on supply chain management. However, majority of companies prefer the CSCP. You need to consider the following things before doing this course. First; 3 years of bachelor’s degree or experience in a related field is a must. This exam focusses on 3 important topics; supply chain design, supply chain planning and execution and lastly supply chain improvement. The exam is held to understand the individuals understanding and knowledge about the process.
- CPSM (Certified Professional in Supply Management) –Just like CSCP, the CPSM is an exam comprising of 3 topics. However, the topics are different and comprise of basic, leadership and advanced execution mainly of supply chain management. To gain entry for this exam; you must have a bachelor’s degree of 3 years minimum or 5 years of experience if the individual does not hold a degree.
- SCPro–Just like CSPM, the SCPRo exam also has 3 levels where the first level is based on the basics of supply chain management. While the second level focuses on supply chain managements strategies, network and finance. Finally, the level 3 focuses more on the live fire project.
There are many institutes that offer training for procurement professionals along with the exams.