CPSM Certification

The Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) is committed to being the premier resource for education and information in marketing professional services in the built and natural environments. The Society’s certification program seeks to enhance the professional standing of professional services marketers and business developers with their employers, their peers, and the public.

The Certified Professional Services Marketer (CPSM) is recognized as an individual who has met a rigorous standard of experience and expertise in marketing professional services and who agrees to adhere to the ethics and responsibilities of the profession as outlined in the CPSM Code of Ethics.

Benefits Of Certification Program

When you apply for the CPSM examination, you are taking your first step toward joining a distinguished group of professionals who have made a commitment to professional excellence, career advancement, and ongoing pursuit of knowledge.

This voluntary certification is designed to:

  • Raise the professional standards and stature of marketing and business development in the design and construction industry
  • Encourage self-assessment by offering guidelines for achievement in the profession
  • Recognize individuals who have demonstrated knowledge of the practice and related disciplines through a test of basic competency
  • Enhance the credibility of the profession in the industry
  • Influence the future of the field.

The CPSM designation is a mark of distinction. The achievement offers you a wide range of important benefits:

  •  Improved ability to compete in the job market
  •  Enhanced credibility as a professional in the A/E/C community
  •  Potential for increased compensation and benefits.

Upon earning the CPSM designation, you will receive:

  • a personalized certificate of achievement
  • a CPSM lapel pin
  • a notification letter sent to your employer
  • acknowledgement in SMPS’s publications, on our web site, and at the National Marketing Conference.

Take the next step and click here for more details on the SMPS CPSM Certification program.


GET YOUR STUDY ON! A Members Only exclusive. You can now borrow from our collection of CPSM study guides and other educational materials for free as an added value to your SMPS membership. To get started, reach out to our Education Chair, Rachel Elliot Stevens at RStevens@suffolk.com and let her know which books you would like to check out. See below for a list of our available books.


  • Domain 1 – Marketing Research
  • Domain 2 – Marketing Planning
  • Domain 3 – Client and Business Development
  • Domain 4 – Proposals
  • Domain 5 – Promotional Activity
  • Domain 6 – Management


Business Development and Marketing Skills:

  • AEC Marketing Fundamentals – Your Keys to Success
  • Slide:ology
  • Resonate
  • Outliers
  • Freakonomics
    The Startup of You
  • Engage
  • Blink
  • The Behavioral Advantage
  • The Creative Curve
  • Getting Things Done
  • 15 Ways to Grow Your Business in Every Economy
  • The Leadership Compass
  • CPSM Study Guide 3.1 Binder