Certified Professional Services Marketer Program

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).

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.


Ready to certify? Assistance is now available!

Certification shows a commitment to best practices in professional services marketing. To help better manage the costs associated with obtaining the CPSM designation, SMPS has introduced the Certification Advancement Assistance (CAA) Program.

Learn more about this exciting program.

Applications are due December 1, 2015.

Thank you for participating in CPSM Week!

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 next year for this annual event from October 10–14, 2016! To learn more about the value of certification, watch our CPSM Week playlist, and view the infographic.

Congratulations SMPS Washington DC, SMPS Colorado, and SMPS Philadelphia!

Congratulations go out to SMPS Washington DC (1st place), SMPS Colorado (2nd place), and SMPS Philadelphia (3rd place) for the creativity and enthusiasm they displayed in the Best Online CPSM Promotion campaign held during CPSM Week, October 12–16, 2015. Visit their websites and social media channels to view their campaigns. View the video of SMPS Certification Manager Kevin Doyle announcing the winners. 

SMPS Releases Infographic for Its Certification Program

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


Image Value of CPSM

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.