The Federation of the Supply Chain Management Association (SCMA and its provincial partner Associations) is committed to protecting the integrity of the CSCMP designation and ensuring that only those who have achieved and then maintain their designation in good standing have the ability to call themselves a Certified SCMP. As part of this mandate requested by members, CSCMP 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 SCMAO Online 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
  • SCMAO 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.
  • SCMAO will send a suspension letter.

    Note that a request for special accommodation based on extenuating circumstances can be made to SCMAO.

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, SCMAO 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 CSCMP 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
  • SCMAO will confirm suspension of designation to any inquiring parties.
  • SCMAO will send a suspension letter.

    Note that a request for special accommodation based on extenuating circumstances can be made to SCMAO.
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 CSCMP exam.
  • If found to be using the designation after suspension, SCMAO will pursue additional steps to rectify the situation, up to and including legal action.

Exemptions

SCMAO is here to support you in your professional development in supply chain management. As such, in some circumstances exemptions, postponements or extensions for the above penalties will be considered. You may contact a member of the education department to discuss potential exemptions.

Ethics Complaints

Any member or non-member wishing to file an ethics complaint against either an active CSCMP or against someone claiming to hold the designation who has never earned it are encouraged to submit the complaint in writing using the Complaint Form to SCMAO President and CEO This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Complainants can expect confirmation of receipt from a member of the SCMAO Ethics Committee within 2 days.