|N.A.P.M. - HOUSTON,
P.O. Box 771203
Houston, TX 77215-1203
Local affiliate of The Institute for Supply Management
Updated December 27, 2010
Professional Development Committee 2010 - 2011
The mission of the Professional Development Committee is to enhance professionalism among the general membership through education, and professional certification.
our mission of professionalism we will utilize, but not
be limited to, the following:
Maintaining the database of continuing education points for the membership
Certification & Accreditation Information
CPSM (Certified Professional in Supply Management)
ISM offers the Certified Professional in Supply Management® is the qualification that supply management professionals strive to earn. The CPSM® will be relevant internationally and reflect the expanded knowledge, skills and abilities needed to be a successful supply management professional.
The CPSM® qualification will enable professionals to gain a clear understanding of their organization's supply operation and enable managers to take an active role in critical decisions. Each step in the development of an organization's products and/or services is controlled by supply management. Current evolution of the profession dictates that a strategic level qualification is needed for professionals to effectively implement innovative supply strategies throughout their entire organization. The CPSM® will be a milestone for those professionals who take ownership of their careers. Surveys indicate those with professional designations report higher annual compensation than those without certification. Pursuing your CPSM® qualification is your chance to leverage your knowledge and experience into career advancement.
What are the criteria for the CPSM® qualification?
ISM recognizes two additional professional designations but no longer provides certification; members who already hold these certifications continue to do so by earning Continuing Education Hours (CEU) through attending monthly dinner meetings and/or monthly dinner pre-meetings, satellite seminars, etc. or apply for Lifetime Certification. These are; The Accredited Purchasing Practitioner (A.P.P.) and The Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.).
Who recognizes the A.P.P., C.P.M. and CPSM?
Besides you, your boss, your customers and suppliers your certification and accreditation is recognized world-wide including places like Australia, France, Germany, Spain, China, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Japan, Nigeria and the Philippines.
Dates to remember:
For more information on CPSM requirements visit the ISM web site at www.ism.ws
NAPM is first and foremost an educational organization. In the structure of NAPM, the Professional Development Committee is responsible for coordinating the educational opportunities for the membership. In addition to the various seminars, the material available in our library, and the student programs for UH-Downtown, NAPM Houstons Pro-D Committee also administers the Tuition Reimbursement Program for NAPM-Houston members in good standing attending any accredited college or university. Additional information is listed in the below link regarding this program..
The Student Scholarship Program Research Paper Writing Competition is an activity NAPM-Houston sponsors to encourage a better understanding of purchasing among college students. The program benefits students through cash awards for academic research in topics related to purchasing, colleges and universities through local recognition of outstanding student achievement, and the association through education of its members and recruitment of the best students into the profession.
The major objectives of the program are to increase student awareness of NAPM-Houston, encourage students to develop and expand their knowledge in the field of purchasing and supply chain management, reward outstanding academic achievement in the study of purchasing and supply chain management, increase student awareness of the practical applications of purchasing principles and supply chain management within actual organizations.
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