The Federation of the Supply Chain Management Association (SCMA and its provincial partner Associations) is committed to protecting the integrity of the SCMP designation and ensuring that only those who have achieved and then maintain their designation in good standing have the ability to call themselves a SCMP. As part of this mandate requested by members, SCMP Designation holders whose membership with the Association lapses, or who do not fulfill their CPD Maintenance requirements in the prescribed time period, will face penalties when trying to re-establish their designation in good standing. The charts below explain the penalties and timeframes in which they occur.

You can check your member and maintenance status by following these steps:

  1. Log into the SCMA Portal.
  2. On the portal homepage, ‘My Membership’ is displayed. Here your membership status is listed under ‘Member Type’ as ‘Regular’ if your membership status is active and ‘Non-Member’ if it is in-active. Your membership expiry date will also be displayed.
  3. To check your CPD status click on ‘Continuous Professional Development’ on the left hand menu.
  4. Your CPD Activities window will open displaying the information. (Only the most current 3-year cycle will be displayed.)

Lapsed Membership (due to non-payment of membership fees)

Timing Penalty/Measures
Your Renewal Date + 60 Days
  • Moved to non-member status
  • Removed from searchable SCMP Designation Registry
  • SCMA AB will confirm lapse of designation to any inquiring parties
  • Removed from member directory
  • Member has an additional 60 days to reinstate themselves by paying their regular membership dues without penalty.
  • SCMA AB will send a suspension letter.

    Note that a request for special accommodation based on extenuating circumstances can be made to SCMA AB.
RD + 120 Days
  • Members who wish to be reinstated must pay one-year’s annual membership dues, plus a $100 penalty for every year or partial year of lapse.
  • If found to be using the designation after suspension, SCMA AB will pursue additional steps to rectify the situation, up to and including legal action.
RD + 5 Years
  • Members who wish to be reinstated must rewrite the SCMP final exam and pay 1-year’s annual membership dues.

Failure to Complete CPD Requirement

  • The deadline to earn CPD Maintenance Credits in a given year is December 31st of that year. Members will be informed of their CPD status when they receive their first renewal notice, approximately 45 days before their renewal date.
  • The deadline to report on CPD Maintenance Earning Activities for the year before is January 31st.
  • Anyone failing to report their CPD status, or who did not achieve the required 30 CPD maintenance credits will face the penalties detailed below
Timing Penalty/Measures
February
  • Removed from searchable SCMP Designation Registry
  • SCMA AB will confirm suspension of designation to any inquiring parties.
  • SCMA AB will send a suspension letter.

    Note that a request for special accommodation based on extenuating circumstances can be made to SCMA AB.
Thereafter
  • (First offence) Members who wish to be reinstated must pay a penalty of$100 per year of incomplete maintenance.
  • Must complete outstanding credits within an agreed to period.
  • (Second and subsequent offences) Members who wish to be reinstated must pay for and complete the SCMP exam.
  • If found to be using the designation after suspension, SCMA AB will pursue additional steps to rectify the situation, up to and including legal action.

CPD Member Portal Instructions 

Instructions for viewing and updating CPD points in the SCMA Member Portal. 

Exemptions

SCMA AB is here to support you in your professional development in supply chain management. If you have any specific questions , please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Education Coordinator SCMP, (780) 944-0355 x 222.