Certified Professional in Supplier Diversity®(CPSD™) Program
The Certified Professional in Supplier Diversity® (CPSD™) is a new professional designation for supply management professionals whose responsibilities include supplier diversity. This designation also delivers added value to business leaders and other team leaders who participate in the development of diverse supplier initiatives within the organization.
What is the new designation?
The CPSD™ is a professional designation for supply professionals who demonstrate knowledge, skills and expertise in supplier diversity. CPSD™ is also for business professionals with responsibility for strategic diversity initiatives. This professional designation demonstrates to your employer, your colleagues, your suppliers and even your customers that you are serious about helping your organization and diverse suppliers succeed. The CPSD™ is supported by various diversity organizations.
Why should you pursue this designation?
The CPSD™ demonstrates you have an understanding of procurement and the entire supply chain, not just supplier diversity. It proves you can lead a comprehensive supplier diversity program. The value of supplier diversity is that it gives your organization a distinction that shows your commitment to diversity through strong relationships with your suppliers and all stakeholders. A solid supplier diversity program creates opportunities to partner with innovative or otherwise untapped resources and markets. Additionally, having the CPSD™ designation is instant recognition that you and your organization are on the right track.
Successfully pass the CPSD™ Exam.
Successfully pass Exam 1 of the Certified Professional in Supply Management® (CPSM®). This requirement is waived if the candidate holds a current C.P.M. or CPSM.
Minimum of five years professional (non-clerical, non-support) supplier diversity or supply management experience (does not need to be primary function), OR three years of professional (non-clerical, non-support) supplier diversity or supply management experience IF the candidate has a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university (or international equivalent).