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 2021

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.

Mark your calendars for the following one-hour (12:00 to 1:00 p.m.) Zoom session dates. Details will be provided in the near future via email. Stay tuned!

Jan 13
Feb 10
Feb 24
Mar 10
Mar 24
Apr 07
Apr 21
May 05
May 19

Domain 1
Domain 2
Domain 3
Domain 4
Domain 5
Domain 6
Study Session
Study Session

Informational Session
Marketing Research
Marketing Planning
Client and Business Development
Promotional Activity
Jeopardy! Themed Review