Certified International Sourcing Manager (CISM)

Procurement certification

This certification equips professionals with the necessary knowledge and tools to lead international sourcing initiatives effectively. This certification focuses on real-world applications and strategic thinking, preparing leaders for the complexities of international sourcing management.

Key Examination Areas

Global Sourcing Strategies

* Developing and implementing effective sourcing strategies that align with organizational goals.

* Analyzing market trends and supplier capabilities across different countries.

* Understanding the impact of global economic and political dynamics on sourcing.

Cost Management and Value Analysis

* Techniques for cost reduction and value optimizati Implementing total cost of ownership (TCO) models to evaluate supplier offers.

* Using advanced analytics and data-driven approaches to enhance sourcing decisions.

Supplier Relationship Management

* Techniques for building and maintaining strong relationships with international suppliers.

* Managing cultural differences and communication challenges in diverse environments.

* Strategic approaches to collaboration and partnership for long-term sourcing success.

Risk Management in International Sourcing

* Identifying and mitigating risks associated with global sourcing operations.

* Developing robust contingency plans for supply chain disruptions.

* Crisis management strategies specific to international sourcing.

Legal and Regulatory Compliance

* Navigating international trade laws and regulations affecting sourcing.

* Ensuring compliance with international standards and ethical sourcing requirements.

* Handling contracts and negotiations with international suppliers, including dispute resolution.

Technology in Sourcing

* Leveraging technology to improve sourcing efficiency and effectiveness.

* Impact of emerging technologies like AI, blockchain, and IoT on global sourcing.

* Digital tools for supplier assessment, performance tracking, and relationship management.

Exam details




30 MCQ


1.5 hours

Passing score




Who should get this certification?

This certification is ideal for procurement managers, supply chain strategists, and anyone involved in the sourcing of global resources.

Prepare confidently with unlimited mock exam trials.

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Risk-Free Final

By utilizing unlimited mock exam attempts, you can reduce the risk of failing the final exam and feel fully prepared.

Immediate Check Your Answer

For each question, check whether your answer is
correct or incorrect to reinforce learning and address gaps in knowledge.

Score at least 70% to achieve certification (three attempts included).

Pass Final Exam

Format and Questions

The final exam contains 30 multiple-choice questions designed to thoroughly test your understanding of the Body Of Knowledge – BOK.

Three Attempts

You have a total of three attempts to pass the final exam and earn your certification, and you must finish it within one month of your purchase.

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Exam Result

Receive your exam summary & result instantly after submitting the final exam.


Once you pass, your lifetime certification will be immediately downloadable and shareable on LinkedIn and Facebook.


Frequently asked questions

How is this certification recognized in the industry?

This certification is globally recognized and accredited by IPSCMI and ACCEA, boosting your professional credibility and visibility within the supply chain industry.

How will obtaining this certification impact my career prospects?

Earning this certification demonstrates to employers your proficiency in applying critical supply chain management concepts, significantly enhancing your qualifications for advanced roles.

How long does it typically take to complete this certification?

The completion time varies by individual, but all candidates have one month of access to unlimited mock exam trials and three final exam attempts, allowing you to progress at your own pace.

When can I start practicing with the mock exams after payment?

You will gain immediate access to the mock exam system as soon as your payment is processed.

Is there any support available during the certification process?

While direct instructional support is not offered, you have unlimited access to mock exam trials, providing a substantial resource for self-guided preparation.

If I fail the exam for this certification, what are my options?

You can retake the exam up to three times within the one-month access period, providing ample opportunity to enhance your understanding and secure your success.

Can I fit this certification into a busy schedule?

This certification is designed with flexibility in mind, providing online access to mock and final exams over a one-month period to accommodate your personal and professional commitments.

What is the refund policy for this certification?

Refunds are not available for this certification due to the immediate access to digital content and resources upon payment.


Your next professional milestone awaits!

Receive your results instantly after completing the final exam. Once you pass, your lifetime certification will be immediately downloadable and shareable on LinkedIn and Facebook.

Unlock new career opportunities.

Validate your knowledge, demonstrate your professional growth with the CISM certification

Just $750

(Lifetime Certification)

Trusted by over 1,200 companies world-wide


What employers say?

Insights from top companies about the benefits they have gained from hiring our IPSCMI-certified professionals.

We've seen remarkable improvements in our logistics and distribution efficiency since hiring IPSCMI-certified experts. Their training aligns perfectly with our goals for global distribution.

Linda García

Senior HR Manager

Candidates with IPSCMI certification are invariably well-prepared to handle complex challenges in supply chain and procurement management, making them invaluable to our team.

Richard Allan

Vice President of Human Resources

The strategic insights and robust methodologies that IPSCMI-certified candidates bring to our procurement processes are instrumental in driving our healthcare solutions to new heights

Sarah Johnson

Global Head of HR

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