CPSM Certification

    SMPS Ontario Now Offers a Free CPSM Study Group!

    In these tough economic times, investing in yourself is more important than ever. Becoming a Certified Professional Services Marketer (CPSM) is a great way to position yourself as a leader in the A/E/C industry. Having this designation on your resume gives you a differentiator over someone else with the same experience, but without the certification.

    Offered by SMPS, the recognized leader in education and information for marketing professional services, the CPSM credential is a voluntary certification designed to elevate 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.

    The achievement offers you a wide range of important benefits:

    • Increased knowledge in strategic market planning, market research, plan implementation, business development, and promotion
    • Demonstrates your dedication to the professional services marketing profession
    • Industry recognition of professional competence
    • Enhanced credibility with employers, clients, and peers
    • Improved ability to compete in the job market
    • Potential for increased compensation and benefits
    • Career advancement
    • Public recognition in the roster of CPSMs on the SMPS web site
    • Invitation to CPSM-only educational and networking programs
    • Access to the CPSM communities on MySMPS and LinkedIn


    Hear about the benefits firsthand from other CPSMs: https://youtu.be/ut8ZCg22Etc?list=PL3TDo_32U4ON14YxsmzlvvoVMYIUyqsIB

    The Ontario Chapter offers a free CPSM Study Group once a year. The study group provides a structured program for reading the material and reviewing study guide questions. More than anything it helps to provide a schedule and accountability to the group. To allow for more flexibility, the study group sessions will be delivered via conference call. More detailed information will be sent to interested participants closer to the date of the first session.

    This years study group is scheduled to start the week of September 11, 2017. Please register for the study group by August 15th.

    CPSM Study Group Schedule: TBD. Calls will take place bi-weekly.

    Intro: Week of September 11, 2017
    Domain 1 - Marketing Research: Week of September 25th, 2017
    Domain 2- Marketing Planning: Week of October 9th, 2017
    Domain 3- Client & Business Development: Week of October 23rd, 2017
    Domain 4 – Proposals: Week of November 6th, 2017
    Domain 5-Promotional Activity: Week of November 20th, 2017
    Domain 6- Management + Mock Exam - Week of December 4th, 2017

    For more information about the CPSM Certification, click here.

    To register for the study group please click herePlease register for the study group by August 15th.

    For further information on the study group, please contact Naglaa Hassanein at nhassanein14@gmail.com.