Frequently Asked Questions

Certification Questions

What are the SCPro™ certification eligibility requirements?

  • Level One: Four-year degree or higher from an accredited University or college OR four years of relevant supply chain management experience
  • Level Two: Current SCPro™ Level One certification PLUS a four-year degree and three years of relevant supply chain experience OR seven years of relevant supply chain experience
  • Level Three: Current SCPro™ Level Two certification PLUS a four-year degree and five years of relevant experience OR nine years of relevant supply chain experience

Are there waivers based on experience?
The levels of certification represent a progression of knowledge and experience. All candidates must fully meet the eligibility requirements to complete the exam for a given level of the SCPro™ program.

What is the study protocol?
The exams are not based on a single program of study. The method of preparation is generally driven by a candidate's preferred learning style, level of professional experience, and/or academic background. CSCMP makes available education and tools to help candidates prepare for the exams.

How much time should I expect to invest in the certification process?
The amount of time that candidates spend preparing for the exam is based on the depth and breadth of supply chain experience. The initial group of SCPro™ Level One candidates reported spending about two to four hours per week over a two- to three-month period. Candidates participating in the SCPro™ Level One process as part of a corporate sponsored program typically complete the program in about twelve to eighteen months.

How much does SCPro™ Certification Level One cost?
The fee for the first attempt at the exam is $650.00 for CSCMP members and $975.00 for nonmembers. (Retakes are $395 for each attempt.) The price of study materials varies.

If I don’t pass the SCPro™ Certification Level One exam, how long must I wait to retake it?
After a minimum wait of 30 days, candidates may retake the Level One exam. The exam may be attempted a maximum of three times in a given year.

What are the requirements to maintain my certification?
Once awarded the SCPro™ Level One Certification, certificants must participate in continuing education programs to maintain an active certification status. Certificants must earn a minimum of 20 hours of eligible professional development activities for a minimum total of 60 hours over the three-year certification cycle. No more than 30 hours may be applied toward certification renewal for any single year. The certification renewal cycle is three years and begins on the anniversary date it was awarded (i.e., the last day of the testing window in which the exam was completed) and every three yeas there after. Upon completion of the three-year cycle, a new three-year cycle begins.

Who can I contact if I have questions about the process?
Please contact CSCMP Customer Service at +1 630.574.0985 or scpro@cscmp.org.


Scheduling Questions

How do I register for an exam at Pearson VUE?
To schedule a test appointment through Pearson VUE, select the testing program from the test-taker services section of the website. Once you have chosen your testing program (Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals), you will be presented with a variety of ways to schedule your exam that are applicable to that testing program.

How can I locate/get directions to a Pearson VUE test center?
To locate or get information about a test center (e.g., address, telephone number, or directions) a Pearson VUE test center, select your testing program from the “locate a test center” section of the Pearson VUE website. Enter CSCMP in the search box. Once you have chosen your testing program, you will be able to view available test centers near you. When you schedule a test, you will also receive a confirmation letter or e-mail that includes directions.

What days are the test centers open?
Availability varies from test center to test center. As a general rule, the test centers are open Monday through Friday. The majority of test centers are open in the morning and late afternoon and a select few are open on the weekends.

Does Pearson VUE have access to information about tests that I've taken in the past with other companies?
Pearson VUE does not have access to testing history related to tests taken with other testing providers. Test takers have the freedom to choose a testing provider on a test-by-test basis. Taking a test with one testing provider does not obligate you to take other exams with that same provider. Pearson VUE has access to all information necessary for test delivery.

I would like a receipt for my exam appointment. How do I get one?
A confirmation letter is automatically sent via e-mail after you schedule your test appointment with Pearson VUE. You may print the e-mail for your receipt. If you did not receive the automated e-mail, please contact Pearson VUE customer service.

What if I need to reschedule my test appointment?
To reschedule a test appointment through Pearson VUE, select your testing program from the test-taker services section of the website. Enter CSCMP into the search menu. Once you have chosen your testing program, you will be able to reschedule your test online or by calling customer service. Please note: If your appointment is scheduled for less than 48 hours from the scheduled exam, you will need to speak with Pearson VUE customer service. Test appointments scheduled for less than 48 hours from now cannot be rescheduled on the website. Rescheduling policies and fees differ for each program. Please refer to your confirmation e-mail for program-specific information before attempting to reschedule your test appointment.

What if I need to cancel my test appointment?
To cancel a test appointment through Pearson VUE, select your testing program from the test-taker services section of the website. Once you have chosen your testing program, you will be able to reschedule your test online or by calling customer service.
Please note: Test appointments scheduled for less than 48 hours from the scheduled exam date/time cannot be canceled on the website. Cancelation policies and fees differ for each program. Please refer to your confirmation e-mail for program-specific information before attempting to cancel your test appointment. 

I have rescheduled a test appointment using the Pearson VUE website. How can I be sure that my record has been updated?
Once you reschedule a test appointment, your profile is updated immediately. You will receive an e-mail (to the address in your profile) confirming this change. To verify this change, select your testing program from the test-taker services section of the website. Once you have chosen your testing program, select "My Account" from the navigation on the right side of your screen.