Certified Professional Services Marketer Program

About the Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS)

our 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).

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.


CPSM Week is back and we’re raising the bar!

Online from October 31–November 4, we’re celebrating all things certification during CPSM Week. This year, the theme is Raising the Bar. Mark your calendar to take part in the fun and informative activities we have planned. Each day, we’ll focus on the benefits of being a CPSM and how CPSMs are raising the bar in their firms. And just like last year, we’ll have a video contest and announce the winner at the end of CPSM Week. Learn more.

CAA scholarship recipients announced

To assist in managing costs associated with obtaining the Certified Professional Services Marketer (CPSM) designation, SMPS helps support candidates through a new program called Certification Advancement Assistance (CAA). Congratulations to Kim Castillo, Liz Holloway, Joe Kolodziej, Christina Lee, and Jill Marsano who are the 2016 CAA scholarship recipients.

You asked for it: the new CPSM study guide

Are you preparing to take the Certified Professional Services Marketer exam this year? Download our recently updated CPSM Study Guide to help you get ready. You’ll find additional study questions, a 75-question practice test, and an updated list of suggested reading that’s currently in print. Get your copy today.

First CPSM Week was a great success

SMPS Headquarters would like to thank all of our CPSMs, members, and friends for following us and tuning in for the first CPSM Week. Please mark your calendars now and join us for this annual event from October 31–November 4, 2016! To learn more about the value of certification, watch our CPSM Week playlist, and view the infographic.

SMPS Releases Infographic for Its Certification Program

Results show that the CPSM designation is a highly considered credential in the A/E/C industry. 



Learn more about the value of certification.

View the Media Advisory

New CPSM examination process began June 1, 2015.

Learn more.

View this video for an overview of changes to the CPSM program.


Benefits of Certification:

In this video, Shannah Hayley, FSMPS, CPSM, explains about why she chose to pursue certification, how her firm supported her, and the impact on her career.


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.

For More Information

Contact Kevin Doyle, SMPS Headquarters, at 1.800.292.7677 or 1.703.549.6117, x232, or kevin@smps.org.

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