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CPSM Certification

SMPS Arizona offers a members-only training program to prepare eligible members to take the CPSM exam and to introduce newer members to the SMPS Domains of Practice. Every other week over the 16-week course, knowledgeable CPSM-accredited instructors will provide an in-depth look at Domains 1-6, which cover marketing research, marketing planning, client and business development, SOQs and proposals, promotional activity, and information, resource and organizational management.

The CPSM Bootcamp begins with an introductory session to explain expectations, the schedule, homework assignments, study materials, etc., and the last week serves as a final review and summary of the program.


January 20, 2017, Registration: 7:30 am, 8 am – 9am
Bootcamp Kick-Off

February 7, 2017, 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Domain 1 - Kristi Bigelow

February 21, 2017, 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Domain 4 - Dana Varieur

March 7, 2017, 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Domain 2 - Deirdre Gilmore

March 21, 2017, 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Domain 3 - Grenee Celuch

April 5, 2017, 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Domain 5 - Kristine Mower-Millar

April 18, 2017, 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Domain 6 - Emy Burback

May 2, 2017, 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Boot Camp Closeout

Note that taking the test is not required. If you’re not yet eligible or interested in attaining your CPSM, these sessions are still a great way to increase your knowledge in these topics – and current CPSMs can earn CEUs!

Click infographic below to learn more about the value of being a CPSM and click here to review the eligibility requirements for the CPSM program, or to submit an application.

Click here for CPSM FAQ sheet from the CPSM Info Session held November 2016, which featured Kevin Doyle, SMPS HQ Certification and IT Manager.

For more information on the CPSM program or on the CPSM Boot Camp, contact:

Sara Libby, CPSM
SWCA Environmental Consultants