When you complete the three-level SCPro™ certification, you prove to your current employer and the entire supply chain industry that you have comprehensive knowledge and have implemented measurable efficiencies, and can offer masterful analysis of real world business issues. When you’re SCPro™ certified, you’re more marketable.
What Is SCPro™
SCPro™ is a three-level certification program from The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), through which supply chain professionals can hone a broad array of essential industry skills, and master the complete range of end-to-end global supply chain functions.
SCPro™ certification program distinguishes you among your peers as a recognized supply chain industry expert who has attained the working knowledge and operational skills needed today.
Who is CSCMP?
The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) is the leading worldwide professional association dedicated to education, research, and the advancement of the supply chain management profession.
The demand for experienced supply chain leaders with professional certifications is growing dramatically. The three-level SCPro™ certification provides you with a globally recognised certification ensuring you have comprehensive knowledge of the entire supply chain industry, have implemented measurable efficiencies, and can offer masterful analysis of real world business issues.
SCPro™ certification is a rigorous, three-level certification process which validates your ability to strategically assess business challenges and effectively implement supply chain improvements. Only SCPro™ requires you to analyze real world case studies and develop a comprehensive project plan to achieve true results like ROI.
Level One: Cornerstones of Supply Chain Management
Professionals with an SCPro™ Level One designation demonstrated they are solutions-focused, effective at collaborating with others and a solid foundation of knowledge in all the functions of supply chain management, such as: demand planning, procurement, supply management, manufacturing, service operations, transportation, inventory, warehousing, and order fulfillment.
Level One – Learning Blocks:
» Supply Chain Concepts
» Demand Planning
» Procurement and Supply Management
» Manufacturing and Service Operations
» Inventory Management
» Order Fulfillment and Customer Service
Four years of relevant work experience or a bachelor’s degree.
Level Two: Analysis and Application of Supply Chain Challenges
This is where you get to learn how to integrate your vast knowledge of the supply chain and prove you’re a problem solver.
In SCPro Level Two, you will be confronted with a global supply chain business scenario. You will have to analyze it, identify areas for optimization and recommend how to make the supply chain more efficient.
Level Two – Learning Blocks:
» Risk Assessment and Management
» Supply Chain Strategy
» Supply Chain Finance
» Supply Chain Network Design
» External Process Integration
» Internal Process Integration
Level Three: Initiation of Supply Chain Transformation
The highest SCPro™ designation requires an unprecedented use of practical application, a groundbreaking advance among supply chain certifications.
Candidates must perform hands-on analysis of a working organization and create a detailed project plan that generates real results, such as increased ROI or improved cycle times.
However, Level Three is not limited to an independent project. Candidates are paired with an academic advisor who serves as a mentor throughout this process, then are evaluated by a panel of supply chain experts.
Level Three SCPros™ are true leaders who have proven their worth.
Level One and Two designations plus either: 1) a bachelor’s degree and five years of relevant experience OR 2) nine years of relevant experience.
Study Materials and Interactive Learning
To facilitate the learning process, study materials can be purchased in an electronic format, or in printed format (shipping fee applies). Additionally, a study guide and Interactive-learning exam can be purchased to enhance the process.
Once the candidate is ready to take the exam and has been approved, they will receive a separate email from CSCMP with links to purchase an exam. The exam is 160 questions (20 from each learning block), takes 4 hours and is given by an independent 3rd party company Pearson VUE. Once the exam is purchased, you will be provided information on how to schedule your exam at one of Pearson VUE’s testing centers located around the world. As soon as you finish the exam, you will be provided your pass/fail status onsite.
Requirements and Fees
Level One – Cornerstone of Supply Chain Management
This level requires the applicant to have a bachelor’s degree or 4 years of relevant work experience. Once approved, the candidate can purchase study materials that cover our 8 learning blocks and demonstrates a solid foundation of knowledge in all the functions of supply chain management.
Level Two – Analysis and Application of Supply Chain Challenges
To obtain this certification, you must have the Level One certification and a bachelor’s degree with three years of relevant experience or a minimum of seven years relevant experience.
In Level Two, the focus is on analysis and application of supply chain challenges. Level Two candidates are evaluated on their ability to analyze and formulate solutions on a variety of topics including: risk assessment and management, internal process integration, external process integration, supply chain network design, supply chain strategy, sustainability. This knowledge will be tested via the completion of case studies during a 4-hour testing window.
Level Three – Initiation of Supply Chain Transformation
Applicants for Level Three must have Level One and Two designations plus either a bachelor’s degree and five years of relevant experience or a minimum of nine years relevant experience.
To achieve this certification, candidates will perform hands-on analysis of a working organization and create a detailed project plan that generates real results, such as increased return on investment (ROI) or improved cycle times. Level Three is not just limited to an independent project; candidates are paired with an academic advisor who serves as a mentor throughout this process, and then are evaluated by a panel of supply chain experts.
Earning all three levels of SCPro™ certification will show any employer that the candidate is well versed and truly understanding how supply chain impacts within an organization.
Each level builds upon the other, with the culmination of the implementation of a real world solution. There is no better experience than that!