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.

2020 Study Group Schedule

The 2020 study group sessions will be delivered as webinars.

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

Domain 1 - Marketing Research: Thursday, May 14 at 6:00 p.m.

Domain 2 - Marketing Planning: Thursday, May 28 at 6:00 p.m.

Domain 3 - Client and Business Development: Thursday, June 11 at 6:00 pm.

Domain 4 - Proposals: Thursday, June 25 at 6:00 pm.

Domain 5 - Promotional Activity: Thursday, July 9 at 6:00 pm

Domain 6 - Management: Thursday, July 23 at 6:00 pm

Mock Exam: September (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].