Accreditation Handbook

The accreditation program leading to the Certified Supply Chain Management Professional (CSCMP) designation is the most comprehensive in the field of supply chain management and is balanced to deliver advanced supply chain management knowledge and high-level business skills. The program is competency-based and participatory in nature with a focus on analysis, teamwork and decision-making.

The Certified SCMP Designation Program is suitable for those seeking to launch or accelerate their career in supply chain and who work or intend to work at a management or executive level.

In order to earn the Certified SCMP Designation, you must be admitted to the program, be an SCMAO member, and successfully complete all of the following elements:

8 Modules

13-week or 7-week sessions

Online or in-class

Cover the core areas of strategic supply chain management knowledge

  • Supply Chain Management
  • Procurement and Supply Management
  • Logistics and Transportation
  • Operations and Process Management
  • Knowledge Management
  • Global Sourcing
  • Supply Chain Management for the Public Sector
  • Supply Chain Management for Services, Capital Goods and Major Projects

6 Interactive Workshops

2-4 day sessions


Address high-level business skills

  • Leadership and Professionalism
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Communication and Relational Skills
  • Competitive Bidding, Contract Preparation and Contract Management
  • Risk Management
  • Ethical Behaviour and Social Responsibility
In-Residence Week Integrates and advances knowledge gained during Modules and Interactive Workshops, and hones management and leadership skills; also provides Final Exam preparation
Final Examination Tests knowledge acquired throughout the program and practical experience in a cased-based Exam
Practical Experience Requirement A minimum of three years of progressive experience in any aspect of supply chain management
CSCMP Fee Schedule

For a full description of the program, please consult the Accreditation Handbook (PDF, 925.47 KB).

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Why attain the Certified SCMP designation?

The SCMP accreditation is Canada’s most sought-after and widely-held designation in supply chain management. The highest achievement in the field, it is the mark of strategic leadership.

  • This rigorous, internationally-accredited program certifies that the SCMP has attained the highest level of professional competency.
  • Adherence to a Code of Ethics ensures that the SCMP subscribes to the highest level of integrity. 
  • A continuous professional development requirement signifies that the SCMP maintains the highest level of current knowledge.


External Recognition

The SCMP designation program answers employer demands for the added value that exceptional supply chain leadership brings to their organizations. Employers benefit from the SCMP’s unique and distinctive competence. Recognized as strategic professionals who provide companies with innovative supply chain management leadership, SCMPs are sought out by employers all across Canada.

International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Management

The program is accredited by the International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Management as complying with its Certificate of Competence in Purchasing and Supply. SCMA's program is the only one in Canada to be accredited by IFPSM.

Canadian Supply Chain Sector Council National Accreditation Program The requirements have also been assessed as meeting the full standard of the Canadian Supply Chain Sector Council (CSCSC) National Accreditation Program. SCMA's programs were among the first group of programs to receive accreditation through the Sector Council.