Admission Requirements

The nature and level of content in the program requires that, prior to enrollment, candidates have: an insight into the functioning of people and organizations, the workings of the marketplace, and the accounting methods that enable an organization to effectively manage its revenues and expenditures.

This will ensure that those enrolling in the program have a common base level of fundamental business management knowledge in the supporting areas of supply chain management. The prerequisite knowledge positions candidates to derive maximum benefit from the program.

Interested applicants must have completed one of the following:

  1. University degree in a business related field;
  2. College diploma in a business related field;
  3. Business Management Courses - Economics, Introduction to Business, Marketing, Accounting, Finance, Business Communications and Organizational Behaviour from a recognized Canadian post-secondary institution;
  4. Work Experience: A minimum of 10 years (5 of which must be at a managerial or supervisory level);
  5. Certificate in Supply Management Training or Diploma in Procurement and Supply Chain Management graduates should contact SCMAO for admission requirements.

Prerequisite Documentation

Documentation must be submitted in support of the business management knowledge prerequisite requirement. Official academic transcripts are required from a Canadian university, college or technical institute for the prerequisite courses taken.

Should academic achievements have been completed outside of Canada, applicants will be required to have out-of-country transcripts first assessed through an official credentialing equivalency evaluation organization (eg. WES or ICAS) and submit the results with your Application for Admission (PDF, 702 KB)

Work Experience

Prospective candidates who have strategic supply chain management field of practice knowledge obtained through a minimum of 10 years of relevant work experience, 5 years of which must be at managerial or supervisory level, are eligible to apply this towards exemption from the post-secondary education requirements for entry into the program. These candidates must complete the Work Experience Recognition Application Form (PDF, 243.76 KB) and submit it to SCMAO along with the Application for Admission (PDF, 702 KB).

Advanced Standing

Education

As a professional accreditation program, the Certified SCMP Designation Program is unique in its design, structure and content. However, some prospective candidates will have acquired similar knowledge in a full-time Canadian post-secondary degree program or equivalent. Such individuals may be exempt from select program components; some elements of the accreditation program will remain mandatory. For more information about Advanced Standing equivalency agreements, click here.

Academic Partners

Conestoga College

SCMAO and Conestoga have an Advanced Standing Agreement for graduates of Conestoga’s Purchasing Diploma and Supply Chain and Operations Management programs, providing them with an efficient path to pursue their Certified SCMP designation. For more information, click here (PDF, 76.83 KB).

Fanshawe College

SCMAO and The Lawrence Kinlin School of Business at Fanshawe College have an Advanced Standing Agreement for graduates of the full-time, day, Business-Purchasing program, providing them with an efficient path to pursue their Certified SCMP designation. For more information, click here.

SCMAO and The Lawrence Kinlin School of Business at Fanshawe College also have an Advanced Standing Agreement that provides an efficient path for graduates of the full-time, one year Logistics and Supply Chain Management Post Graduate Certificate program to pursue their Certified SCMP designation. For more information, click here.

George Brown College

SCMAO and George Brown College have an Advanced Standing Agreement for graduates of GBC's full-time, three-year Business Administration - Supply Chain & Operations Management Diploma program providing them with an efficient path to pursue their Certified SCMP designation. For more information, click here. (PDF, 633 kb)

Humber College

SCMAO and Humber also have an Advanced Standing Agreement for students who earn Humber's Post Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain Management, providing them with an efficient path to pursue their Certified SCMP designation. For more information, click here (PDF, 83.67 KB). 

Loyalist College

SCMAO and Loyalist College have reached an agreement that will provide an efficient path for graduates of the College’s full-time Supply Chain Management – Global Logistics post-graduate certificate program to pursue their Certified Supply Chain Management Professional (CSCMP) designation. For more information click here. (PDF, 398 kb)

Seneca College

Seneca College offers courses in an in-class format for SCMAO's SCMP program. Course offerings vary by semester, please check the Seneca website for up-to-date offerings.

SCMAO and Seneca also have an Advanced Standing Agreements for graduates of Seneca's Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management Program and Seneca's Part-Time Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management Program, providing them with an efficient path to pursue their Certified SCMP designation. For more information about the full-time program agreement, click here (PDF, 69.87 KB). For more information about the part-time program agreement, click here (PDF, 70.67 KB).

triOS College

SCMAO and triOS College have an Advanced Standing Agreement for graduates of triOS College’s full-time Supply Chain & Logistics Diploma Program, providing them with an efficient path to pursue their Certified SCMP designation. For more information, click here (PDF, 87.12 KB).

Wilfrid Laurier University

SCMAO and Wilfrid Laurier University have an Advanced Standing Agreement for graduates of Wilfrid Laurier University’s Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) Program (Supply Chain Management concentration), providing them with an efficient path to pursue their Certified SCMP designation. For more information, click here (PDF, 223.85 KB).


Potential candidates with an undergraduate degree in supply chain management, or with equivalent courses from other post-secondary institutions may also apply for advanced standing.

Potential candidates wishing to have an advanced standing assessment must complete the Advanced Standing Application Form and submit it along with the Application for Admission (PDF, 702 KB) into the Certified SCMP Designation Program to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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