How do I apply for the SCMP?
Professionals who earned the CPSM® while living in the U.S. or in countries other than Canada may apply for and receive the SCMP. Please note that individuals who earn either the CPSM® while living in Canada are not eligible for reciprocity.
There are two ways to obtain the SCMP:
- If you have already relocated to Canada or are planning to do so in the near future, please contact the appropriate SCMA Institute.
How will you verify my CPSM® status?
For CPSM®, we will consult the CPSM® registry on the ISM web site so please ensure your registry status is up to date.
What is the fee?
International membership is $400 Cdn. Fees must be paid either with credit card or bank draft in Canadian dollars.
What member benefits do I receive?
You would receive all the benefits of membership available to SCMA’s Canadian members, with the exception of ready access to local events.
How will I know my request has been processed?
Within six weeks, you should receive your SCMP™ certificate in the mail, as well as a welcome package.
How do I maintain the SCMP™ designation?
Once granted the SCMP, the holder must meet SCMA™ requirements for maintenance of the designation. This includes paying annual membership fees and earning a prescribed number of continuing professional development credits over three years. A revised SCMA™ program for continuing professional development is currently being finalized.
What if I later decide to move to Canada?
At the point that you relocate to Canada, your membership will be transferred to the appropriate SCMA™ Provincial or Territorial Institute, where you must fulfill the requirements of the Institute for SCMP™ maintenance.
Is ISM’s C.P.M. eligible for reciprocity with the SCMP?
No. Only ISM’s CPSM® designation is eligible for reciprocity with the SCMP.