CPSM Certification

CPSM Study Group

The Ontario Chapter offers a free CPSM Study Group once a year. The study group is led by one of four CPSMs in Ontario and provides a structured program for reading the material and reviewing study guide questions. More than anything it helps to provide students with a schedule and be accountable—both individually and to the group. To allow for more flexibility, each new study group will decide whether the sessions will be delivered in person or via conference call.

Study Group Timeline

The 2019 study sessions are coming to a close. Information about the 2020 sessions will be posted to this website and will be sent to interested participants closer to the date of the first session. In the meantime, feel free to contact to the Director of Education and Certification with any questions.

Why Become a CPSM?

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

For more information about the CPSM Certification, click here.