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CPSM Exam Test Update

It can be challenging to plan on when to take the CPSM Exam and when to study for it. To make the process easier, SMPS National has updated the testing process with clear deadlines.

Effective now, the CPSM testing format has changed from the current on-demand continuous testing process (i.e., take the test any time you want) to a two-windows-per-year/three-week testing cycle. The testing windows are the dates during which the exam is administered by Professional Testing Corporation (PTC), and the exam windows will be open in March and September every year.

For 2022, the testing windows will be March 5 through March 26 and September 3 through September 24. Once candidates apply and receive their Scheduling Authorization from PTC, they may choose their testing window.

To learn more about taking the CPSM Exam, download the SMPS CPSM FAQs January 2022, also visit SMPS National’s website How to Become a CPSM.

Application Deadline Testing Window
February 7, 2022 March 5 – 26, 2022
August 3, 2022 September 3-24, 2022


CPSM Study Group

To align with the new testing windows, the Boston Chapter will now offer two study groups a year, one in the Spring and one in the Fall. In the Spring, a CPSM Information Session will be held in March, with the study group starting in April. In the Fall, a CPSM Information Session will be held in early September, with the study group starting in late September. Upcoming study group dates will be posted on the SMPS Boston Events page. Download the new SMPS CPSM StudyGuide v 3.2 to help prepare for the exam.

If you have any questions, please contact Pamela Roscoe, Director of the CPSM Committee at




PJ Roscoe, CPSM, Director of CPSM Committee. PJ has worked in professional services marketing for 20 years for architecture, engineering, and construction firms. She has been an active member of SMPS for 19 years and served on a few committees over the years. She currently serves on the CPSM Committee and is on the Board of Directors. Questions? E-mail her at

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