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SCMA International Membership
Becoming an International SCMP
Ways to Partner

SCMA International Membership

As the leading and largest association in Canada for supply chain management professionals, and with nearly 8000 members working across the private and public sector, the Supply Chain Management Association (SCMA) is proud to be an international voice for advancing and promoting the profession. Starting September 2015, international professionals in supply chain management can become SCMA members and join supply chain management professionals across the globe in the pursuit of career excellence.

As an international member you will benefit from:

  • Instant recognition by employers as a top candidate for supply chain positions
  • Access to a network of thousands of colleagues who can provide insight and assistance
  • Special pricing on high-quality supply chain training and continuous professional development programs, including the SCMP designation program
  • Advertising campaigns aimed at educating employers and the public
  • Unparalleled networking events and opportunities
  • Access to helpful business tools and templates, cutting-edge research and tailored career resources
  • Volunteer leadership opportunities and professional recognition

Applying from outside of Canada? Please use our International Membership form.

For more information on how to become an international member please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Coordinator, Education.

Becoming an International SCMP

SCMA offers its Supply Management Training (SMT) courses and seminars, and its Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMP) designation program, in online formats for its international members. Starting September 2015, these e-learning options will be made available to members living outside of Canada.

The SCMP designation is the most sought-after achievement in supply chain management. The program's focus on meeting the evolving needs of the international marketplace is what sets it apart from other supply chain management programs.

The SCMP designation program was the first SCM program in North America – and the second in the world – to receive international accreditation from the IFPSM (International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Management) Global Standard Board as meeting the highest international standards in supply chain education. In addition, both the SCMP designation program and the SMT courses and seminars are accredited by the Canadian Supply Chain Sector Council (CSCSC) through its National Accreditation Program.

With supply chains that reach around the world, an SCMP is a key contributor to the competitiveness and success of any enterprise, anywhere. The SCMP designation also has reciprocity with the CPSM in the U.S. and with the MCIPS in the UK.

How to participate

SCMA will be offering two approaches for enrollment into these programs for international members:

1. Individual enrollment

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Become an International Member (PDF, 831.99 KB)

Individuals who reside where SCMA programs are not offered by any SCMA affiliated partners (e.g. local supply chain association, college or university, etc.) should contact SCMA directly to  arrange for individual access to the SMT courses or SCMP program.

Some seminars, workshops and other components of the SMT or SCMP program must be completed in-person. SCMA will discuss your options for completing these requirements during enrollment.

The SMT courses and seminars are only offered in English. The SCMP designation program is currently only offered in English.


2. SCMA International Partner

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SCMA International Partnership Opportunities (PDF, 461.24 KB)

SCMA works with international partners in various countries and regions to make its training available to international members.

If you have an SCMA affiliated education provider in your area, please contact them directly to enroll for SMT courses and seminars or the SCMP designation program, otherwise contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Coordinator, Education to discuss your options for delivery.

SCMA can establish local delivery of education – where there is not an affiliated SCMA education provider – for groups of 10 or more individuals who are enrolling for the SCMP designation program or the same SMT courses and seminars. Please contact Rick Cleveland for more information This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For more information about the SMT and SCMP programs, please consult the Education Handbook  (PDF, 688 KB) or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Coordinator, Education.

Ways to Partner

Delivery Partner – Classroom

SCMA will license the instructor materials and negotiate a per-participant royalty, based on local market capacity. All materials and program design will be provided; the international partner will secure trainers and training venues, and then simply market the program to members. SCMA's Learning Management System can also take care of participant record-keeping.

Delivery Partner – Online

Avoid the administrative burden of organizing classroom sessions and simply re-distribute SCMA's on-line programs. Pricing is a set fee internationally and the partner will receive a share of all sales. A blended model is also possible, with local delivery of the interactive workshops.

Cross-Promotional Partner

If your Institute does not have the capacity to administer a full program, you may simply be interested in making your individual members aware of the ability to access the on-line programs on their own. An MOU can be established, including a small revenue share in recognition of the promotional activities. And you are still providing your members with access to premier training products.

For more information about international partnership options, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or go to Conference calls and demos can be set up at your convenience.

SCMA International Partnership Opportunities.