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

Interested in pursuing your CPSM credential but want a little extra help? Want to study alongside other people who will support you and hold you accountable? SMPS Oregon is collaborating with SMPS Seattle to hold a monthly study session!

Join us for this recurring program to:

  • Learn more about the CPSM program
  • Learn about the Domains of Practice, the six core areas of focus for Professional Services Marketers which form the foundation of the CPSM certification program
  • Connect with resources to help you study on your own or with others
  • Review practice exam questions with other people who are studying, and learn about the correct and incorrect answers
  • Meet other individuals who share your goal of taking your career to the next level!

These sessions will occur monthly, generally on the second Thursday of the month from Noon – 1:30pm.

To register for these study sessions, please contact Erin Hatch, SMPS Seattle CPSM Chair at [email protected].

* These study sessions will be recorded. By registering for these events you consent to audio and video recording and their publication on SMPS Seattle’s and/or SMPS Oregon’s website, social media, or YouTube channels.

For more information about becoming a Certified Professional Services Marketer (CPSM), contact Carly Schaefer, SMPS Oregon Director of Professional Development.

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