The overall goal of any program leading to a professional credential or designation is to produce competent professionals through an appropriate mix of general education, professional education, and practical experience. Practical experience gained from performing the work of professionals, in addition to the acquisition of knowledge through an academic requirement, is generally considered necessary before candidates can present themselves to the public as a professional.
Candidates will be required to have at least three years of practical experience in supply chain management in order to obtain their SCMP. This experience can be in any aspect of the field of practice, including core and supporting areas, but must be full-time and demonstrate progressive levels of competence through applied knowledge acquired while pursuing SCMP accreditation.
This growth in competence will be demonstrated by the successful performance of work activities and job functions that advance incrementally in both scope and responsibility. Career progression or advancement may typically be achieved through lateral/horizontal or vertical movement within the same organization or across multiple enterprises.
Only program candidates who satisfy the following practical-professional experience requirement shall be considered eligible for professional accreditation:
As part of program candidate admission/enrollment process, the applicant must provide details and proof of any prior practical experience that is being applied for recognition towards the experiential requirement. A maximum of 1 year will be applied towards the Practical-Professional Experience for previous work history.
Subsequently, throughout the pre-qualification/pre-certification period, the candidate must report details of practical experience on an annual basis, or more frequently as may be necessitated by a change in:
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