Certified International Vendor Manager (CIVM)

Procurement certification

This certification aims to develop skills in vendor selection, performance management, and strategic alignment with vendors to optimize supply chain operations and procurement activities globally.

Key Examination Areas

Introduction to Vendor Management

* Fundamentals of vendor management and its importance in international business.

* Understanding the vendor lifecycle from selection through to termination.

* Key concepts in managing vendor relationships and performance.

Performance and Relationship Management

* Setting and managing performance metrics to evaluate vendor effectiveness.

* Strategies for fostering strong vendor relationships and collaborative partnerships.

* Methods for continuous improvement and driving value from vendor engagements.

Strategic Vendor Selection

* Criteria for selecting vendors on an international scale.

* Conducting due diligence and risk assessment for potential vendors.

* Techniques for effective vendor sourcing and integration into supply chains.

Risk Management in Vendor Relations

* Identifying and mitigating risks associated with international vendors.

* Developing contingency plans for critical vendor failure or supply chain disruption.

* Ensuring vendor compliance with international regulations and standards.

Technology in Vendor Management

* Leveraging technology to enhance vendor management processes.

* Using vendor management software (VMS) and other tools to streamline operations.

* Implementing digital solutions for better transparency and collaboration.

Contract Negotiation and Management

* Principles of contract negotiation with a focus on international agreements.

* Managing contractual obligations and ensuring compliance on both sides.

* Techniques for resolving disputes and renegotiating terms as necessary.

Cultural and Communication Skills

* Navigating cultural differences in international vendor management.

* Effective communication strategies to bridge language and cultural gaps.

* Building trust and rapport with vendors from diverse cultural backgrounds.

Exam details




30 MCQ


1.5 hours

Passing score




Who should get this certification?

It is ideal for vendor managers, procurement specialists, and supply chain leaders who need to effectively manage outsourced services and product suppliers in diverse cultural and regulatory environments.

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 CIVM 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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