Earn your CPSM

The CPSM is more than just four letters behind a name – it’s a standard that elevates our profession.

The CPSM certification is designed to elevate the professional standards in marketing and influence the future of our field, serving as a mark of distinction for marketers and business developers to raise their standing with employers, peers, and the public. Our chapter is proud to have more than 30 CPSM chapter members, and is always looking to grow this exclusive club. Are you ready to add your name to the list?

Current SMPS DC CPSMs

  • Amy Adye, CPSM
  • Hugo Amelink, CPSM
  • Kate Attilio, CPSM
  • Casey Bobrow, CPSM
  • Jennifer Bottomley, CPSM
  • Louise Boulton-Lear, CPSM
  • Leigh Boyle, CPSM
  • Crystal Brackett, CPSM
  • Amy Cuddy, CPSM
  • Ashley Cullen, CPSM
  • Amanda D’Luhy, CPSM
  • Laura Ewan, CPSM
  • Mary Fenelon, CPSM
  • Kerry Frymire, CPSM
  • Jessica Gillette, CPSM
  • Patsy Gordon, CPSM
  • Bethany Granger, CPSM
  • Ronalle Hawkins, CPSM
  • Kathleen Held, CPSM
  • Alexandra Jayjock, CPSM
  • Christy Jenkins, CPSM
  • Kelly Jones, CPSM


  • Becca Korman, CPSM
  • Michael Knowles, CPSM
  • Christine Maloney, CPSM
  • Jen McGovern, CPSM
  • Susan Merrigan, FSMPS, CPSM
  • Kim Metzinger, CPSM
  • Joesph Monahan, CPSM
  • Sylvia Montgomery, CPSM, MBA, MFA
  • Pipper Mosley, CPSM
  • Stephanie Murdoch, CPSM
  • Selenah Njoloma, CPSM
  • Mary Noonan, CPSM
  • Deborah Raw, CPSM
  • Dianne Schachner, FSMPS, CPSM
  • Ashley Schmidt, CPSM
  • Falynn Schmidt, CPSM
  • Becca Starer, CPSM
  • Koren Stauffer, CPSM
  • Suzanne Swistak, CPSM
  • Staci Vega, CPSM
  • Cheryl Waller, CPSM

Becoming a CPSM

Your marketing skills are vital to the lifeline of your firm. Every day you further your company’s growth by identifying new project opportunities, developing business relationships, and getting your company’s name in front of prospective clients. That’s your job as a professional services marketer. But did you know that SMPS offers a credential that recognizes your achieved marketing expertise?

The Exam

When you apply for the CPSM examination, you're taking your first step toward joining a distinguished group of professionals who have made a commitment to professional excellence, career advancement, and an ongoing pursuit of knowledge. The 150-question, multiple-choice certification exam is offered in an online format at testing centers nationwide. Candidates must achieve a 75% score or higher to pass. Whether you are a marketer, business developer, or the employer of one, this certification will help you take your organization to the next level.

Eligibility

  • Possess a bachelor’s degree or an advanced degree plus four years of experience in marketing or business development for firms providing professional services, or
  • Possess an associate’s degree plus six years work experience in marketing or business development for firms providing professional services, or
  • Without a degree, have eight years of experience in marketing or business development for firms providing professional services
  • All candidates must pledge to abide by the CPSM Code of Ethics