How to Become a Certified Supply Chain Manager (CSCM)

The International Supply Chain Education Alliance (ISCEA) is a global organization that provides certification for supply chain managers. Interested individuals can take optional training workshops with the Alliance and then take a CSCM exam to become a Certified Supply Chain Manager.

The typical process of becoming a Certified Supply Chain Manager is to attend a workshop and then take the CSCM exam. While taking a workshop is not required, it makes it possible to know with relative certainty what will be on the exam. This will naturally enhance your chances of passing the CSCM test and get your certification.

CSCM workshops are available in North America and some other parts of the world. At the time of this writing in August of 2011, the price for one of these 4-day workshops is a total of around $1555. That price also includes the exam fee. At that time, the schedule called for workshops in Dallas, Cleveland, Las Vegas, and Chicago. Of course, this may change over time. Refer to the ISCEA CSCM Accelerated Review Workshop and Exam page to get details on upcoming Certified Supply Chain Manager workshop locations and pricing.

Now, if you are really adventurous and would like to go it alone, there is a list of books provided by the International Supply Chain Education Alliance. Unfortunately, there is no guarantee that these books will contain all of the information necessary to pass the CSCM exam. You may wish to look at the brief exam content outline on the FAQ page to decide whether you would like to study for this difficult test in such an independent way. You may access the FAQ page from the link in the Resources below.

Should you decide to skip the workshop and apply for the exam only, the CSCM test fee is $250.

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