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CPSM® Study Review Courses

Exam 1 - Fundamentals of Supply Management

Monday, March 14, 2016, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Tuesday, March 15, 2016, 8:00 am to 11:30 am


Exam 2 - Effective Supply Chain Management

Wednesday, March 16, 2016, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Thursday, March 17, 2016, 8:00 am to 11:30 am



Frequently Asked Questions:

Who is the Instructor? Pat Woods, CPIM, CIRM, C.P.M., and APP. Mr. Woods has over 15 years’ experience as an instructor & trainer and has trained 1,000’s of supply professionals nationally and internationally.

Does the review course include CPSM® Study Guides? NO. The ISM recommended study guide is a 3 part manual that can be purchased directly from www.instituteforsupplymanagement.org for member price $79.00 each.

Is a CPSM® Study Guide required for this course? NO. BUT, IT IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Included with your registration, you will be given on-line access to website www.supplychaineducation.com for study materials, and practice guides (this includes a user ID and password). The CPSM® Study Guide is a great resource and supplement.  

Can I get a volume discount? YES, volume discounts require 5 or more registrations (per exam review course) and will be discounted by 20% of the registration type (Early Bird, Registration, or Late Registration). Please contact President@ismnashville.com for specific arrangements.

Does the course include the exam? NO. These courses are designed to finish by noon on the last day of the course. This provides an opportunity to schedule the exam on the last day of the review course at a time and location that is convenient for you. Exams are available Monday thru Friday, 8am thru 4pm, but must be scheduled in advance. Payment for exams must be done thru ISM at www.instituteforsupplymanagement.org with member price $199 per exam. The exams are administered by computer at Pearson VUE. Once you register at ISM you will receive a code that will allow you to schedule the exam at www.pearsonvue.com

Will breakfast or lunch be included with the course? No, breakfast and lunch are not included. Please arrive each morning ready to start. There will be a lunch break provided.

Will I receive CEH’s for attending a review course? Yes, this course will qualify for 12 CEH’s.

Will I have Wifi access during the course? No. We may or may not have access to a guest wifi network, but please come prepared as if you will not have access.

Will there be breaks during the day? This will be managed by the course instructor.  

Can I take both courses back to back? YES. But, keep in mind; the content for these courses/exams is very extensive. We want everyone to be successful; especially with completion of the exam. So, use your best judgement regarding your own abilities.

When will a review course be available for Exam 3? Our targeted time-line for an Exam 3 review course is 2nd or 3rd quarter 2016. We are searching for a sponsor. Once a sponsor is secured, then a date can be set. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact President@ismnashville.com


Recap all the websites and registrations:
To register for the Exam Review Course(s) - www.ismnashville.com
To access Exam Review Course study materials - www.supplychaineducation.com
To purchase a CPSM® Study Guide - www.instituteforsupplymanagement.org
To Purchase a CPSM® Exam - www.instituteforsupplymanagement.org
To Schedule the CPSM® Exam - www.pearsonvue.com



It is recommended that each participant come to the review course having already conducted some self-study. It is recommended to spend 3-4 weeks reviewing the on-line study materials prior to the class (or having reviewed the CPSM® Study Guide). This will provide the opportunity to review difficult areas of concentration (for you personally) and provide the opportunity to address some pitfalls as experienced by other course participants. As described previously, the content of these exams is very extensive and we want you to have the best possibly opportunity to successfully / positively complete the exam.

If you would like to discuss becoming a sponsor for future Exam Review Courses, please contact President@ismnashville.com  


Meet the 2015-2016 ISM-Nashville Officers & Board of Directors

Left to Right: Don Ellis (Treasurer), Ken Murray (Director), George Wilson (Secretary), Diane Garrett (Vice-President), Tex Shellhart (President), Bob Hairston (Director).  Not pictured: Dan Castle (Past Past President), Sheila Ewing-Agnew (Director), Brian Fleming (Past President), Yvette Porter (Director).