CPSM Bootcamp

June 04, 2020
12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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The Sextant Group
700 Waterfront Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

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.  These topics form the foundational body of knowledge that needs to be mastered in order to pass the CPSM exam.

Presenting will be SMPS Pittsburgh’s CPSM team of Matt Kaufmann, Jim Mann, Kimberly Ridenour, Mark Witouski, Rhonda Bolding and Danielle List. During this half-day power session, our 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!


June 4th, 2020
12:30PM - 4:30PM

The Sextant Group, 700 Waterfront Drive, Suite 200, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Light refreshments will be provided during a mid-afternoon break.


  • Early Bird (Register on or before April 24th): $15/member; $25 non-member

  • Regular (After April 24th): $25/SMPS member; $35 non-member

Walk-in registration will not be accepted at this event.

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

We recommend, but do not require, that attendees obtain a copy of the MARKENDIUM: The Essentials (Volume 1-6) for $159 total for the paperback volumes  on Amazon 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.

Who Should Attend?

  • Marketers and Business Developers in the A/E/C industry
  • Technical professionals interested in developing their expertise in marketing and business development.

Benefits of Attending?

This class and following CPSM certification offers you a wide range of benefits:

  • Increased knowledge in strategic marketing research and planning, client development and marketing promotion, business development and proposal response.  These skills will make an immediate positive impact in your current marketing position.
  • Demonstrates your dedication to the professionals services marketing profession
  • CPSM provides Industry recognition of professional competence
  • Enhanced credibility with employers, clients, and peers
  • Improved career advancement and ability to compete in the job market
  • Potential for increased compensation and benefits
  • Public recognition on the SMPS National website
  • Access to the CPSM communities on MySMPS and LinkedIn

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations may be made up to 48 hours in advance for a full refund by contacting Laura Sesack, [email protected] If you paid by credit card, your card will be credited. If you paid by check, a refund will be mailed to you within 10 business days. Pre-registered “no-shows” are responsible for the full cost of registration plus a service charge and will be billed accordingly.


$25.00 Members
$15.00 Earlybird rate before March 25

$25.00 Out-of-State SMPS Member
$15.00 Earlybird rate before March 25

$35.00 Non-Members
$25.00 Earlybird rate before March 25