Patti Gibson May
Director, Education

CPSM Certification

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.

Exam and Certification Requirements

The 150-question, multiple-choice exam — based on a practice analysis commissioned by SMPS. Candidates must achieve a 74 percent score or higher to pass. There are certain professional and educational eligibility requirements associated with the exam.


Attend CPSM Boot Camp

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 our annual Boot Camp program, which covers the Six Domains of Practice in six sessions and two separate study sessions. Boot Camp attendees learn from one another and strengthen their peer to peer relationships while doing so. Information about the next Boot Camp will be sent to all members and non-members in our database. Stay tuned!