Those with the SCMP Designation earn 22% more than those without any certifications.

Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMP) Designation

Canada’s Principal Designation in Supply Chain

The SCMP Designation will not only provide applied learning to immediately impact your performance at work, it will also signal to your employer the commitment to excellence, ethics and professionalism you stand for. Distinguish yourself in your field.



As someone who has started exploring the SCMP Program, you are bound to have many questions. Our info session will answer many of those and for further guidance, our team at Supply Chain Canada, Ontario Institute would be happy to help you navigate through the next steps.

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Why Become a SCMP?

SCMPs are recognized as strategic supply chain management professionals who help companies achieve a competitive edge. Learn innovative leadership and distinct competencies.


You will be seen as a pre-eminent authority, strategic leader and decision-maker in the industry.


Employers commonly ask for enrolment in the SCMP Designation Program when hiring for supply chain management roles.


For those who hold SCMP Designation in good standing, Athabasca University will grant transfer credit within their Executive MBA Program.

Earning Power

SCMPs, on average, earn 22% or more annually than those without the designation.

Global Perspective

SCMPs gain access to top thought leaders from around the world through Supply Chain Canada's global relationships with organizations like ASCM and NASCO.


After completing the rigorous program, you earn supply chain management’s most respected credential and stand out from the rest.

Program At A Glance

In order to earn the SCMP, you must successfully complete all of the following:

8 Modules on Strategic Supply Chain Management Knowledge
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Procurement and Supply Management
  • Logistics and Transportation
  • Operations and Process Management
  • Knowledge Management
  • Global Sourcing
  • Supply Chain Management for the Public Sector
  • Supply Chain Management for Services, Capital Goods and Major Projects
  • In addition to an overall grade of 60%, a pass in every of the previous components is required.
  • Module: (30%) Final assignment/case analysis and group/individual participation
  • Workshops: (15%) Session work, case analysis or project assignment and group/individual participation.
  • SCMP Leadership Residency: (10%) for individual attendance and participation for the full program (including Final Exam preparation session).
  • Final Exam: (45%) Full Case analysis demonstrating leadership competencies of the program
6 Interactive Workshops on High-Level Business Skills
  • Leadership and Professionalism
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Communication and Relational Skills
  • Competitive Bidding, Contract Preparation and Contract Management
  • Risk Management
  • Ethical Behavior and Social Responsibility
SCMP Leadership Residency
  • Integrate and advance knowledge from Modules and Workshops, hone management and leadership skills, final exam preparation.
Final Examination
  • Test knowledge acquired in a case-based exam.
Practical Work Experience
  • A minimum of three years of practical work experience in any aspect of supply chain management.

Admission Requirements

Those applying for the Designation Program must satisfy the following entry requirements:

  • Membership in Supply Chain Canada; and
  • Language Proficiency: Where neither English nor French is the applicant’s native language, Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) proficiency of level 6 or higher must be demonstrated; and
  • Academic Credentials: A degree or diploma in a business-related field from a recognized Canadian post-secondary institution (or proof of an international equivalency); or
  • Experience: A minimum of 5 years of work or military experience in supply chain management.

Individual institutes may have additional requirements or opportunities for entry. Please contact your local Institute for full details


The Designation Program is delivered through the Provincial and Territorial Institutes of Supply Chain Canada.

Candidates can choose from two different option for the Modules: instructor-led classes or Online. Membership in Supply Chain Canada is mandatory for enrolment. Click here to visit our Membership page. You can also learn about the pathways to the designation that may be just what you need to kick-start your journey!

Individuals who reside where Supply Chain Canada Programs are not offered by any of our affiliated partners should contact Supply Chain Canada directly to arrange for individual access to the Programs.


For Candidates looking for upcoming course offerings, browse our Events Calendar by clicking the link below. Under the ‘TYPE’ dropdown, choose either ‘SCMP MODULE’ or ‘SCMP WORKSHOP’.


Salary Survey

Supply Chain Canada and ASCM have collaborated to jointly deliver the results for the 2021 Canadian Supply Chain Salary Report. Those with the SCMP Designation earn 22% more than those without any certifications. And those with APICs, CPIM, CSCP certifications earn 7% more.