CPSM Certification 

Your marketing skills are vital to the lifeline of your firm. Every day you further your company’s growth by identifying new project opportunities, developing business relationships, and getting your company’s name in front of prospective clients. Now the Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS), the recognized leader in education and information for marketing professional services, offers a credential that recognizes your achieved marketing expertise, the Certified Professional Services Marketer (CPSM).

When you apply for the CPSM examination, you are taking your first step toward joining a distinguished group of professionals who have made a commitment to professional excellence, career advancement, and an ongoing pursuit of knowledge. The exam is based on a practice analysis commissioned by SMPS. Candidates will be tested on their knowledge of the following six domains of practice: marketing research, marketing plan, client and business development, SOQs/proposals, promotional activity, and information, resource, and organizational management.

More information on the Certified Professional Services Marketer Program (CPSM)  is also available on the SMPS National website.

SMPS Oregon Chapter Support

Did you know that the SMPS Oregon Chapter will reimburse your CPSM exam fee ($275) if you pass the exam?* Our chapter also holds an annual study group (typically held in the fall/winter) and lets you borrow books to help prepare for the exam. Read more about the Leora Casey CPSM Scholarship.

*SMPS Oregon will reimburse members up to 6 months after passing the exam.

Certified Professional Services Marketer (CPSM) Exam Boot Camp/Study Group

Are you ready to take the next step in your career? SMPS members who wish to sit for the CPSM exam sometime in the next 12 months are encouraged to join our 8-session boot camp. Each meeting will be facilitated by by long-time SMPS Oregon member and CPSM advocate, Kate Robinette, CPSM. Kate will guide you through the important concepts and key terms to study for each of the 6 domains of marketing. You will get insights on the exam from individuals who have taken the new test, plus an important review session at the end. Kate is writing a new study guide to go along with the Markendium (available through the SMPS Oregon library) to help make the most of your Boot Camp experience. New this year, participants are required to sign-up for an exam date as part of their involvement in the Boot Camp. For more information, contact Kate Robinette, CPSM | Go Strategies, LLC.

David Evans and Associates, Inc. is providing space for all of the sessions. Each session will be 90 minutes, either over lunch or end-of-day (the group will determine the best time). Dates for 2019 are tentatively set for:

  • August 15, 29
  • September 12, 26
  • October 3, 10, 24
  • November 7

 

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