Two certifications are available through SIG University
Which Certification is Right for You?
Maybe both. The SIG U certifications currently available cover completely different competencies and skills.
|Certified Sourcing Professional||Certified Supply Management Professional|
2017 Course Start Dates:
- January 30 - CSP only; course complete
- April 3 - CSP only; course full
- June 26 - CSP enrollment open and CSMP enrollment open
- September 18 - CSP and CSMP
Today’s business marketplace is increasingly competitive, and companies need top talent to have the soft skills, analytical skills, financial proficiency and technical acumen to succeed. Certification puts you and your organization in a special league. Inspired leaders look to top performers and known innovators to find tomorrow’s best practices and methodologies.
What Makes SIG University Unique?
SIG University is an innovative classroom experience where students learn from course material and practitioner faculty. The SIG U blended environment offers a virtual classroom available 24/7 and/or live training as needed. Students enrolled in SIG U’s online program take quizzes at the end of each lesson providing immediate feedback that shows their retention and application of the course material. All quiz and test questions are written by sourcing professionals and then submitted to a psychometrician for validation. Experienced faculty engage with students each week in a discussion forum to further strengthen and validate the learning environment.
SIG U enrollment is available in “open and "closed" cohorts. An open cohort includes students from multiple companies. A closed cohort consists of 25 or more employees from a single employer taking the course at one time and is available outside regularly scheduled semester start dates.
Bachelor's degree OR
4 years of relevant industry experience OR
8+ years of general business experience
Requirements for Certification
- Students are required to complete all required eLearning lessons in the Certified Sourcing Professional program
- Students are required to pass each lesson's exam with a score of 80% or higher
- Students are required to post/respond to at least one discussion question per week
- SIG U certifications are valid for five years
- Renewals of certificates require the accumulation of continuing education credits through participation in SIG Summits and SIGnature events, community events and online training opportunities