SMT Diploma Progarm


Today’s global market demands skilled practitioners to support the management of increasingly complex upstream and downstream supply chain activities. SCMA Alberta’s Supply Management Training (SMT) meets this need by providing a series of tactical courses and seminars that develop a solid skills base. 

The SMT program will equip early to mid- career practitioners with the necessary skills to support supply chain functions and related business skills, which will help advance their careers. 

Who Will Benefit From Supply Management Training

The training will be of interest to anyone seeking knowledge of supply management at an early to mid-career level:

  • Junior buyers, purchasing assistants, production planners, warehouse clerks, material handlers, logistics administrators, inventory co-ordinators as well as associates, analysts and specialists
  • Individuals who work outside of the supply management field but have some procurement, logistics, transportation or operations responsibilities
  • Those with supervisory/management responsibility seeking basic knowledge of their direct reports’ supply management functional areas
  • Anyone who influences an organization’s procurement decisions


There is no pre-requisite to enrolling in individual Supply Management Training (SMT) courses and seminars. English or French language proficiency and basic math skills are required.

Program Overview

  • Technical Courses (13 lessons per Course)
    • SMT - Procurement
    • SMT - Logistics
    • SMT - Transportation
    • SMT - Operations Management
  • Soft Skills Development (2-4 days per workshop)
    • SMT - Communication & Relational Skills
    • SMT - Negotiation Skills
    • SMT - Competitive Bidding and Contract Management
  • Business Management Knowledge (2 days per Seminar)
    • SMT - Accounting and Finance
    • SMT - Marketing
    • SMT - Business Planning

For a full description of SMT courses and seminars, please visit Program at a Glance or consult the SMT Education Handbook (PDF, 636 KB)


Technical Courses can be completed either through instructor-led in-class or self-study online. Workshops and seminars have to be completed through instructor-led in-class.

Important note: Starting May 4, 2018, SCMA has moved to a new Learning Management System (LMS) for delivering our self-study online courses. The robust content and fantastic tutors are remaining the same but the new platform will make taking courses easier than it has ever been. 

If you are currently registered for self-study online, you will automatically be transferred over to the new platform. An information and instruction package will be sent to you by email. 

To register go to Online Schedule & Registration and click on the course title at the bottom of the page in the SMT Self-Study Online Schedule.

How to Register

  1. Students must first fill out the SMT Diploma Enrolment Form PDF (1152 KB) to enroll into the SMT diploma program (self-study online or in-class) and e-mail it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Education Coordinator, SMT Diploma Program
  2. If you would like to receive recognition for prior supply chain courses taken at a post secondary institution please fill out the SMT Diploma Advanced Standing Application Form PDF (236.18 KB)
  3. If you would like to apply for SCMA Membership fill out the Application for Membership
  4. In Class Courses: Click here to register for the in-class SMT program through our education partners.
  5. Online Courses: Click here to view the schedule and register for the SMT-online courses

How to obtain SMT Diploma

  1. Upon successful completion of 4 Technical Courses, 3 Soft Skill workshops, 3 Business Management seminars, students will receive the Diploma shipped to their preferred mailing address
  2. Diploma recipients will be invited to the SCMA Alberta Convocation and Dinner

Terms and Conditions

Please read Terms and Conditions - Educational Offerings (PDF, 524 KB, updated March 1, 2017) document for information pertaining to new enrollees and those candidates already enrolled into the educational programs, through SCMA Alberta. 

Note: SMT Diploma Graduates can receive credit exemption should they continue on to the SCMP Designation Program.  Please refer to the credit exemption document for more information.

For more information, please contact SCMA AB.