SCPro™ Level One: Cornerstones of Supply Chain Management

SCPro™ Level One is the only industry certification that covers the comprehensive supply chain, from end-to-end, and requires candidates to demonstrate their knowledge of the eight Cornerstones of Supply Chain Management via a multiple-choice exam. 

Professionals with an SCPro™ Level One designation demonstrate a solid foundation of knowledge in all the functions of supply chain management. Achieving SCPro™ Certification distinguishes candidates from their peers as supply chain experts with the breadth of knowledge to positively impact an organization.  This introductory designation also demonstrates a clear commitment to growing one's supply chain expertise.  

Eligibility Requirements

To sit for the SCPro™ Level One exam, candidates must fully meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Baccalaureate degree or higher from an accredited four-year university or college OR 
  • Four years of relevant supply chain management experience (e.g., procurement, planning and scheduling, manufacturing and service operations, logistics, inventory, warehousing, and supply chain management).

If you feel that you meet either of the above requirements, proceed in filling out an application for eligibility and pay the application fee listed below.  The fee for the application is waived for CSCMP members.  Non-members will pay a fee of $50.

Exam Highlights

Content Overview

There are 20 questions for each of the eight content areas (i.e., Learning Blocks) below with a focus on topics such as concepts, processes, strategies, technology, global, and assessment:

  • Integrated Supply Chain Management
  • Demand and Supply Integration
  • Supply Management and Procurement
  • Manufacturing and Service Operations
  • Transportation
  • Inventory Management
  • Warehousing
  • Order Fulfillment and Customer Service


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  • Comprised of 160 multiple-choice questions; 20 questions on each of the eight cornerstones.
  • There is one best answer per question and questions are not weighted.
  • Four hours are allowed to complete the test; 15 additional minutes for administrative matters.
  • Candidates are provided with a formula sheet and can use a piece of paper, writing utensil, and a calculator during the exam.
  • Eligible candidates who receive a passing score are awarded their certificate 3-5 business days after the date of the test.
  • There is one best answer per question and questions are not weighted.
  • Once exams are submitted, results are reviewed by CSCMP.  Candidates will be informed 2-3 business days after the exam of the results.
  • Candidates will only be told of a pass or fail status.  No scores will be shared.

Preparing for the Exam

The method of preparation and amount of time spent preparing for the exam is typically driven by a candidate’s preferred learning style, level of professional experience, and/or academic background.

View the SCPro™ study material offerings and begin preparing today!

SCPro™ Level One In-Transition Program

While the fields of supply chain and logistics have thrived in some ways during the COVID-19 pandemic, CSCMP is aware that this is not the case for all of our fellow supply chain and logistics professionals.  The supply chain is no exception to the large amount layoffs and furloughs disrupting the lives of people all over the world.

CSCMP now offers an SCPro™ Level One In-Transition Program to help those that have either lost their job or are currently underemployed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  If accepted, participants will receive the SCPro™ Level One Certification Bundle for $150 USD as well as a complimentary 6-month CSCMP membership.  As supply chain and logistics professionals get back out on the job market, a CSCMP SCPro™ Certification will set you apart from other candidates.  A CSCMP membership will help you make those important connections via our over 6,000 member global network.

To participate, please complete the application form here.  

If you have any questions, contact us at [email protected].


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