CPSM Certification

CPSM Study Group

The Ontario Chapter offers a free Certified Professional Services Marketer (CPSM) Study Group once a year. The 2020 study group is led by all 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 flexibility, the study group will decide whether the sessions will be delivered in person or via conference call.

Study Group Timeline

Introduction: Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 5:30 p.m.

Domain 1: Thursday, April 16, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.

Domain 2: Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 6:00 pm.

Domain 3: Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.

Domain 4: Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.

Domain 5: Thursday, June 11, 2020 at 6:00 pm.

Domain 6: Thursday, June 25, 2020 at 6:00 pm.

Mock Exam: September 2020 – date to be determined with the study group

Why Become a CPSM?

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.

Becoming a 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.

The achievement provides important benefits:

  • Increased knowledge of the six Domains of Marketing practice: Marketing Research, Marketing Planning, Client and Business Development, Proposals, Promotional Activity, and Management
  • Demonstrated 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 and 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


To register for the SMPS Ontario CPSM Study Group, click here.

For more information on certification or the study group, please e-mail: [email protected].