PMAC introduces national professional development program

Enhanced CPD program will come into effect on January 1, 2012

December 20, 2011
Sandy MacIsaac

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PMAC has created a national standard for its Continuous professional development (CPD) program to ensure that SCMP designation holders have the knowledge, skills and attributes they need throughout their careers. The enhanced CPD program will come into effect on January 1, 2012 and will affect all holders of the Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMP) designation.

PMAC said it has moved to standardize its CPD program to safeguard the public interest and to raise the designation’s profile. Standardizing the CPD program also aligns the organization with current best practices followed by most of the world’s leading designations.

Activities eligible for CPD credit must take place in the supply chain management knowledge areas, including the core knowledge areas of procurement, operations and logistics as well as the supporting knowledge areas of marketing, finance and accounting, human resources and knowledge management.

All CPD activities should be verifiable whether through receipts or official letters of confirmation.

An SCMP holder is required to achieve 30 credits of CPD within a three-year period and must remain a member in good standing. A chart of credit allocations—along with further information—is available from the provincial and territorial institutes across Canada.   b2b