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With 24 hours of classroom instruction, participants receive their exclusive Procurement and Supply Management Fundamentals Certificate from UNC Charlotte. Procurement & Supply Management (PSM) is the art of finding, negotiating, and solidifying the purchase of goods and/or services for an organization while figuring out when and how to transport products or deploy labor to exactly where the organization needs it to be at the right time. Demand for jobs in PSM continues to increase in the region as corporations need help to procure goods and services for business operations or for resale to customers.

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Why Should I Choose this Program?

UNC Charlotte Continuing Education has partnered with the Institute for Supply Management to offer this certificate program in Procurement and Supply Management Fundamentals, which is one of the first ISM backed continuing education programs in the country. The courses are designed and delivered by ISM approved instructors and practitioners and are part of a national initiative to provide a standardized curriculum for industry peers at all levels.

The program is offered in two formats: a four-week online delivery and a three-day Bootcamp. After successful completion of the 21-hour program and a final in-class exam, graduates are eligible for a PSM Fundamental or Professional Certificate offered exclusively in the region by UNC Charlotte in partnership with the Institute for Supply Management Carolinas-Virginia.

Who Should Attend?

The certificate program is offered in two tracks: PSM Fundamentals (online) and PSM Professional (Bootcamp).

The PSM Fundamentals track is perfect for those who are looking for a career change or who recently transitioned into the PSM field. This early career development course is offered as a 4-week online course.

The PSM Professional track is for emerging professionals already employed as specialists, analysts, planners, buyers, managers, or team leads. This track is intended to provide career acceleration and is offered as a 3-day Bootcamp program in Charlotte, NC.


A high school diploma or GED is required to take this course.

Learn More about Procurement and Supply Management

The Procurement and Supply Management Fundamentals Certificate is offered in partnership with the Institute for Supply Management, the world’s largest supply management organization with over 47,000 members.

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