What is a CPSM?
A Certified Professional Services Marketer (CPSM) is an individual recognized for having successfully passed a rigorous certification exam that tests a high standard of experience and expertise in marketing professional services. This voluntary certification program is completely designed and created for the advancement of A/E/C firm marketing and business development professionals. By earning the CPSM credentials, you have a demonstrated high level of understanding of the essential marketing skills and know-how to distinguish your firm (and yourself) to be among the very best in the A/E/C industry.
Why is CPSM certification valuable?
It helps to establish credibility and distinction for marketing professionals amongst your peers, colleagues and competitors. As a marketer, business developer, or the employer of one, certification will help you take your organization to the next level.
We work in an industry where education matters. The A/E/C industry has an expectation that its technical professionals maintain the highest level of education and credentialing available to them, and they should expect no less of their support staff. Marketing, business development, and communications professionals achieving their CPSM status shows a commitment to the highest level of continuing education available, and a dedication to staying current on best practices and innovations in our field. — Melissa Rysak, CPSM
Exam & Certification Requirements:
The 150-question, multiple-choice exam — based on a practice analysis commissioned by SMPS. Candidates must achieve a 75 percent score or higher to pass. There are certain professional and educational eligibility requirements associated with the exam.
Six Domains of Practice
- Marketing research
- Marketing plan
- Client and business development
- Promotional activity
- Information, resource, and organizational management
How can I learn more?
SMPS Philadelphia offers you the guidance and support you need to pursue your CPSM and prepare for the exam. Our Chapter strongly encourages its members to take advantage of the program. Through our CPSM Boot Camp, you also learn from one another and strengthen peer to peer relationships while doing so!
CPSM Boot Camp Schedule
Each year, SMPS Philadelphia offers a three-session CPSM Bootcamp to help those interested in obtaining their CPSM Certification review and study for the exam. Information about the next bootcamp will be sent to all members and non-members in our database.
Congratulations to this year’s Recipient!
Danielle Donnelly, Brinjac Engineering
Scholarship Selection Criteria
Recipient must meet all eligibility requirements and submission requests. Priority will be given to applicants based on their length of membership, level of activity and involvement within the chapter, and plans for continued growth and involvement with SMPS and in promoting the CPSM program. Selection will be made by the current Chapter Board, a representative from the Chapter Past Presidents, and the Chapter Champion at the time of judging. Current board members who wish to apply must excuse themselves from the vote.
Submission shall be made via email to Kathy Kostiuk by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 13, 2017. Late applications will not be considered. The scholarship winner will be announced by January 25, 2016. Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to attend the CPSM Information Session to be held December 1, 2016.