CPCM is a self-paced course, that offers maximum flexibility and control for the learner. The course can be started immediately upon signing up. The recommended course duration is three months; however, it can be completed earlier depending on the learner’s time commitment.
Learning resources include the following:
- Downloadable, print-ready handbooks in PDF format.
- Video lessons.
- Final Test
The CPCM certificate is added to the learner’s account upon passing the final test and can be downloaded and printed as needed. Each CPCM certificate bears a unique identification and is valid for life.
The CPCM course contains the core principles and practices in procurement, inventory management, contract management, and vendor partnership. Topics include steps in the purchasing process, supply management integration, supplier evaluation, supplier performance, cost management, global sourcing, negotiation and conflict management, business ethics, services purchasing, capital purchasing, spend analysis, critical materials management, continuous improvement, and other aspects relevant to procurement.
CPCM certificate course prepares students for the following roles:
- Purchasing Associate
- Purchasing Manager
- Vendor Development Manager
- Procurement Manager
- Vendor Partnerships Manage
- and similar roles in trade and industry.
You will find detailed information about the training methods, learning resources, suggested schedule, and the criteria for passing the final test in the Student Guide provided at the beginning of this course. If you need further details or have any specific questions, you may contact the Registrar.