Roadmap to Certification FAQs Page

An intensive review of the SMPS Domains of Practice for Professional Services Marketers.

When and where is Roadmap to Certification held?
Roadmap to Certification starts off with a three-day, in-person course. It’s followed by a 90-day virtual study program. Here’s a sneak peek at what the program has to offer.

Program Location:

Wyndham Irvine-Orange County Airport
17941 Von Karman Ave, Irvine, CA 92614
Phone: (949) 863-1999

Hotel Accommodations:

SMPS will reserve a small room block for this program at the Wyndham Irvine-Orange County Airport. Room rate will be $139/night.

There are other local hotels nearby as well.

What can I expect from the three-day, in-person course?
The in-person course offers an intensive review of the SMPS Domains of Practice for Professional Services Marketers, which form the foundation of the CPSM designation.

After the in-person classroom portion, what’s next?

The 90-day roadmap, which is a virtual study environment, kicks into full gear.

What happens during the 90-day roadmap?
The 90-day roadmap continues your preparatory path toward taking the CPSM exam. It provides full access to study materials, study prompts, an online bulletin board, and discussion forum. The instructors are with you every step of the way, providing feedback and Q&A sessions during online office hours.

How much does Roadmap to Certification cost?

Early Bird Rate* Regular Rate
SMPS members $495.00 $595.00
Non members $595.00 $695.00

*Early bird rate is good through October 13, 2017.


What if I’m studying and I’m stuck. What should I do?

Reach out for help! The instructors, as well as a current CPSM, will be available to answer your questions and provide guidance as you prepare for certification. They’ll be with you every step of the way.

Have a question that’s not listed here? Contact Certification Manager Kevin Doyle, SMPS Headquarters, at 1.800.292.7677 or 1.703.684.2271 or kevin@smps.org.

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