SCMP Maintenance requirements
The right to continue to hold the SCMP Designation is contingent upon the SCMP Designation holder adhering to certain maintenance requirements.
Maintenance requirements are an essential component of Supply Chain Canada’s SCMP Designation framework and continuing professional development (CPD) is an important part of the requirements. By staying up-to-date with the latest knowledge and skills, SCMP Designation holders remain at the leading edge of the profession, demonstrate a commitment to continued learning, and are constantly adding value within their organizations.
SCMP Designation holders must meet the following requirements:
Continuously hold a valid membership with Supply Chain Canada
Adhere to Supply Chain Canada’s Code of Ethics at all times
Earn 30 continuing professional development (CPD) maintenance credits over successive 3-year maintenance periods (Retired, non-practicing SCMP Designation holders shall be exempt from the maintenance credits requirements).
SCMP Designation holders are strongly encouraged to design an annual personal professional development plan to ensure that CPD is a manageable and a professionally enriching experience.
Achieving Maintenance credits
Maintenance credits can be achieved in the following ways:
Pursuing continuous learning in supply chain management or in general business management (Continuing Education)
Advancing the competencies, field of practice or body of knowledge in supply chain by disseminating knowledge and best practice learning (Educational Leadership)
Promoting the value of the supply chain profession or contributing to leadership within the profession (Professional Service)
Special projects (Special Projects)
SCMP Designation holders do not need to accrue maintenance credits in all categories and there are no credit maximums for any category. Social activities and personal development (i.e. stress management, time management, networking activities, and dine-around events) are not accepted towards CPD unless they contain a very specific professional development component. If this is the case, only the specific time dedicated to professional development may be considered for credits. Excess credits earned beyond the minimum required thirty (30) may not be carried forward or applied towards any subsequent maintenance period. More policy information can be found here.
SCMP Designation holders must report all maintenance credits through their member portal.REPORT YOUR CREDITS
Examples Of eligible activities
The following information provides examples of eligible activities and credits available under each category.
|CE-1||Completing a course, including web-based learning||20-30 hours = 10 credits|
>30 hours = 15 credits
|CE-2||Attending a seminar, workshop or course sanctioned by a professional or educational organization||3 credits for ½ session|
5 credits for each full day
|CE-3||Attending a Supply Chain Canada or other professional conference or symposium||2 credits per session/10 credit max|
|CE-4||Participating in an online webinar, telephone townhall, etc.||2 credits – participant|
5 credits – contributor/speaker
|CE-5||Attending a Supply Chain Canada networking event (breakfast/lunch/dinner) or plant tour that includes professional educational content||2 credits|
|CE-6||Reading a supply chain related business book||2 credits per book|
|CE-8||Completing a Leading Practices Certificate offered by Supply Chain Canada (example: BDO Fraud digital badge)||Up to 10 credits and a digital badge for completing all components (specific credit allocation will be posted with Certificate announcement)|
|CE-9||Listening to a session or webinar recording||1 credit per recording|
|IP-1||Writing a business-related book (first edition only) published by an established publisher||30 credits|
|IP-2||Authoring an original business-related research paper published by an established periodical||20 credits|
|IP-3||Developing a Supply Chain Canada seminar, workshop or course of at least 5 hours’ duration||20 credits|
|IP-3||Editing a Supply Chain Canada seminar or course where at least 40% of material is revised||15 credits|
|IP-4||Authoring an original business-related article published by an established periodical||10 credits|
|IP-5||Writing and/or maintaining a business-related blog or being an official contributor to a recognized blog or newsletter over a one-year period (subject matter must be related to the SCMP competency map)||5 credits|
|IP-8||Speaking or moderating at a publicized gathering exceeding 60 minutes for a professional organization or employer||5 credits|
|PS-1||Serving on a Supply Chain Canada Board of Directors (National, provincial, territorial) for at least 1 full year||10 credits|
|PS-2||Serving at least 1 full year as a member of a National/Institute Committee||Chair – 10 credits|
Member - 5 credits
|PS-3||Formal mentorship program||5 credits per year|
|PS-4||Volunteer work (i.e. representation at a career fair or class visit)||2 credits|
Professional development gained through on the-job secondments, projects, implementations or special assignments will be given independent consideration by the member’s Institute.
Provincial and territorial Institutes are responsible for all administration and audit activities related to the maintenance of the designation.
If you would like more information, please contact your local institute.CONTACT YOUR INSTITUTE