Member Testimonials

"When I first entered the industry in 2003, I needed to get from zero to 60 in 10 seconds. SMPS delivered on the promise of offering me unique insights into AEC, helping me further develop my marketing and BD skills, and surrounding me with so many genuinely nice people. "
Terry Caywood, CPSM
The Sextant Group, Inc.

CPSM Certification

Your marketing skills are vital to the lifeline of your firm. Every day you further your company’s growth by identifying new project opportunities, developing business relationships, and getting your company’s name in front of prospective clients. That’s your job as a professional services marketer. SMPS, the recognized leader in education and information for marketing professional services, offers a credential that recognizes the marketing expertise you have achieved: Certified Professional Services Marketer (CPSM).

The CPSM credential is a voluntary certification designed to elevate the 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.

A CPSM is recognized as an individual who has met a rigorous standard of experience and expertise in marketing professional services and has demonstrated their knowledge of the practice and related disciplines through a thorough examination of marketing competency. This individual further adheres to the ethics and responsibilities of the profession as outlined in the CPSM Code of Ethics.

When you apply for the CPSM program, you are taking your first step toward joining a distinguished group of professionals who have made a commitment to professional excellence, career advancement, and an ongoing pursuit of knowledge.

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Visit the SMPS Certification Page at http://www.smps.org/Certification for more information, or contact:

SMPS National Certification Manager

Education Committee Chair

Why Get Certified?

We asked our SMPS Pittsburgh member CPSMs to share some of the benefits of certification.  Below are their quotes:

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2016 SMPS Pittsburgh CPSM Study Group

Are you ready to get certified?  An in-person study group will take place on Mondays from January 25, 2016 through February 29, 2016 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Additional information on this study group is available here.