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Overview

As the economy rebounds, the demand for experienced supply chain leaders with professional certifications is growing dramatically. When you complete the three-level SCPro™ certification, you prove to your current employer and the entire supply chain industry that you have comprehensive knowledge and have implemented measurable efficiencies, and can offer masterful analysis of real world business issues. When you’re SCPro™ certified, you’re more marketable.

SCPro™ certification is a rigorous, three-level certification process which validates your ability to strategically assess business challenges and effectively implement supply chain improvements. Only SCPro™ requires you to analyze real world case studies and develop a comprehensive project plan to achieve true results like ROI.

Level One: Cornerstone of Supply Chain Management. This level requires the applicant to have a bachelor’s degree or 4 years of relevant work experience. Once approved, the candidate can purchase study materials that cover our 8 learning blocks and demonstrates a solid foundation of knowledge in all the functions of supply chain management:

  • Supply Chain Concepts
  • Demand Planning
  • Procurement and Supply Management
  • Manufacturing and Service Operations
  • Transportation
  • Inventory Management
  • Warehousing
  • Order Fulfillment and Customer Service

To facilitate the learning process, study materials can be purchased in an electronic format, or in printed format. Additionally, a study guide and Interactive learning exam can be purchased to enhance the process. Once the candidate is ready to take the exam and has been approved, they will receive a separate email from CSCMP with links to purchase an exam. The exam is 160 questions (20 from each learning block), takes 4 hours and is given by an independent 3rd party company Pearson Vue. Once the exam is purchased, you will be provided information on how to schedule your exam at one of Pearson Vue’s testing centers located around the world. As soon as you finish the exam, you will be provided your pass/fail status onsite.

Below is a summary of the cost for Level One:

Member Pricing

Nonmember Pricing

Study Guide

free

$29.95 US

Interactive Learning exam

$200 US

$300 US

Study Material

$600 US

$900 US

Exam

$650 US

$975 US

Subtotal

$1450.00 US

$2204.95 US

Membership

$295 US

Total

$1745.00 US

$2204.95 US

To get started with Level One, fill out an application for approval.

Prepare for Level One by purchasing study materials.

Level Two: To obtain this certification, one must have Level One certification and 1) a bachelor’s degree and three years of relevant experience OR 2) seven years of relevant experience.

In Level Two, the focus is on analysis and application of supply chain challenges. Level Two candidates are evaluated on their ability to analyze and formulate solutions on a variety of topics including: risk assessment and management, internal process integration, external process integration, supply chain network design, supply chain strategy, sustainability. This knowledge will be tested via the completion of case studies during a 4 hour testing window.

Below is a summary of the cost for Level Two:

Member Pricing

Nonmember Pricing

Study Material

$550 US

$850 US

Exam

$1095 US

$1500 US

Membership

$295 US

 

Level Three: Applicants for Level Three must have Level One and Two designations plus either: 1) a bachelor’s degree and five years of relevant experience OR 2) nine years of relevant experience. This level focuses on the initiation of supply chain transformation. To achieve this certification, candidates will perform hands-on analysis of a working organization and create a detailed project plan that generates real results, such as increased return on investment (ROI) or improved cycle times. However, Level Three is not limited to an independent project. Candidates are paired with an academic advisor who serves as a mentor throughout this process, then are evaluated by a panel of supply chain experts. The cost for this level is under development.

Earning all three levels of SCPro™ certification will show any employer that the candidate is well versed and truly understands supply chain and all it impacts within an organization. Each level builds upon the other, with the culmination of the implementation of a real world solution. There is no better experience than that!

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