Member Testimonials

"When I first entered the industry in 2003, I needed to get from zero to 60 in 10 seconds. SMPS delivered on the promise of offering me unique insights into AEC, helping me further develop my marketing and BD skills, and surrounding me with so many genuinely nice people. "
Terry Caywood, CPSM
The Sextant Group, Inc.

CPSM Certification

Your marketing skills are vital to the lifeline of your firm. Every day you further your company’s growth by identifying new project opportunities, developing business relationships, and getting your company’s name in front of prospective clients. That’s your job as a professional services marketer. SMPS, the recognized leader in education and information for marketing professional services, offers a credential that recognizes the marketing expertise you have achieved: Certified Professional Services Marketer (CPSM).

The CPSM credential is a voluntary certification designed to elevate the professional standards in marketing and influence the future of this vital field. Furthermore, the CPSM designation serves as a mark of distinction for professional services marketers and business developers, raising their standing with their employers, peers, and the public.

A CPSM is recognized as an individual who has met a rigorous standard of experience and expertise in marketing professional services and has demonstrated their knowledge of the practice and related disciplines through a thorough examination of marketing competency. This individual further adheres to the ethics and responsibilities of the profession as outlined in the CPSM Code of Ethics.

When you apply for the CPSM program, you are taking your first step toward joining a distinguished group of professionals who have made a commitment to professional excellence, career advancement, and an ongoing pursuit of knowledge.

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Additional Information on Certification

Visit the SMPS Certification Page at http://www.smps.org/Certification for more information, or contact:

SMPS National Certification Manager

Education Committee Co-Chairs

Register for the 2019 SMPS Pittsburgh CPSM Bootcamp

If you are a marketing professional or are responsible for marketing and business development in the professional services industries, there is no better way to take your career and knowledge base to the next level than by earning your Certified Professional Services Marketer (CPSM) certification. The foundation of study for the CPSM certification is the Markendium, an SMPS body of knowledge that is the comprehensive educational resource for the successful practice of marketing and business development in the A/E/C industry.

SMPS Pittsburgh’s boot camp covers the 6 Domains of Practice that make up the MARKENDIUM: Marketing Research, Marketing Planning, Client & Business Development, Proposal Development, Promotional Activity and Management.

Markendium Prize Give-Away Raffle:  Each registrant in attendance will receive the opportunity to win a free print version of MARKENDIUM, which includes all six books in the Domains of Practice!

During this half-day power session, several veteran CPSMs will present content in each of the six domains, and practice exam questions and handouts will be available to help equip you with the knowledge and strategies to pass your exam. Advance your career, your company, and your potential in the A/E/C arena at our upcoming CPSM Boot Camp!

When/Where:

April 25, 2019, 12:30 – 4:30 p.m.
The Sextant Group, 700 Waterfront Drive, Suite 200, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Water and light refreshments will be provided during a mid-afternoon break.

Cost:

  • Early Bird (Register by March 25th): $15/member; $25 non-member
  • Regular (After March 25th): $25/SMPS member; $35 non-member

Registration fee covers admission, handout materials, and example test questions only.

We recommend, but do not require, that attendees also obtain a copy of the MARKENDIUM: The Essentials (Volume 1-6) for $165 (paperback) or $120 for the Kindle Edition on Amazon prior to attending this class.

Participants who wish to take the CPSM exam after the study group has concluded may apply for certification and schedule an exam by visiting the SMPS National website.  Additional fees apply for testing.

For more information or to register, visit: http://smpspittsburgh.org/events/cpsm-boot-camp-smps-pittsburghs-2019-cpsm-class/