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

Focus: 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 6-session boot camp. Each meeting will be facilitated by CPSM certified members who will guide you through the important concepts and key terms to study for each of the 6 domains of marketing. Along the way, you will get tips and tricks for preparing for the exam (as time allows a 7th session may be added for further test practice). Reading materials for the exam are available in the SMPS library, and sessions date and times will be determined by Doodle to fit the majority needs of the group and facilitators. Meetings will start in late September or early October and will meet every 2-4 weeks, times TBD, depending on group preference.
Facilitator Contact: Stacey Ho, WSP

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