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Begin your management career with affordable, independent learning

Are you currently supervising others or aspiring to be a supervisor? If so, the CS is designed for you. The real-world knowledge and skills you will learn through the CS can be used immediately to help you become a more efficient, effective supervisor.

To earn the CS certification just apply online anytime, pay certification fees, study on your own (or with others) and pass an exam.

CS Certification Quick Overview

  • - 40-hours of learning
  • - 90-question online exam
  • - Up to 12 months to complete
  • - Multiple study formats
  • -CS Certification upon passing exam

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The CS certification has been designed to help you understand and work efficiently and effectively with people and processes in your organization.

The CS is the result of a comprehensive analysis of the management profession, which identified the knowledge, skills and abilities that are required for competent supervision.

CS Content Areas

  • Planning and setting objectives
  • Leading and motivating
  • Organizing and controlling
  • Quality control
  • Problem solving and ethical decision making
  • Managing groups and teams
  • Staffing, training and appraising performance
  • Managing diversity
  • Customer service
  • Communication
  • Accounting and finance


Eligibility is based on a point system that takes both education and work experience into account. Minimum qualifications are a high school diploma (or equivalent), and several years of work experience. US Military personnel who have achieved a rank of E3 or higher are automatically qualified.

To determine whether you qualify contact ICPM at 540-568-3247 or, or fill out a CS application.


The CS certification is a great value at $375 for the bundle package, which includes the CS study book, or $275 for just the exam. The bundle package price included free shipping in the USA. Outside the USA, additional shipping charges apply


Exam Specifications

The CS exam consists of 90 multiple-choice questions and must be completed within 2 hours (120 minutes). For detailed exam specs view the CS exam blueprint.

You must take the CS exam within 12 months after you apply. The exam may be taken online anytime, on any computer, and must be proctored.

Exam Results

Exam results are shown immediately on-screen and confirmed by email. ICPM processes exam grades monthly and provides detailed feedback help test takers address areas of weakness through additional study and professional development.

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Proctoring Requirements

In-Person Option

Most applicants opt for an in-person proctor to observe and monitor the exam. Applicants are responsible for finding their own proctor. Proctors must meet specific requirements, based on the ICPM Exam Proctor Guidelines

ProctorFree Option

ProctorFree is an on-demand online proctoring solution that is available for the CS exam. ProctorFree allows CS applicants to take their final exam from anywhere and at anytime with a standard microphone, webcam, and an internet connection. An additional $15 fee applies when scheduling an exam. Please take some time to learn more about ProctorFree's technical requirements for online proctoring.



Learning Materials

Applicants receive a copy of the CS book and access to e-Learning content. The book provides knowledge and skills you can put to work immediately. E-Learning includes PowerPoints, quizzes, practice exams and more. These materials will help tailor the learning experience to your needs and get you ready for the CS exam.

Independent Study

Most people earn the program on their own schedule and terms. You can start studying anytime, work at your own pace, and take the CS exam anytime you like. Just 3 hours of effort per week will allow you to earn your CS certification in 3 months or less.

Other Options

Live online study (live instruction + online group interaction) is available through 2 of our Instructional Partners for an additional cost. Traditional in-person group instruction is also available from Sharbeck. Click below to see what our partners have to offer.

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The Center for Professional Training and Development

8850 Stanford Blvd, Suite 1650
Columbia, Maryland 21045

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Sharbeck Consulting

POB 781356, San Antonio, TX, 78278


Your CS Application has Been Successfully Submitted

Thank you for submitting your Certified Supervisor application. ICPM will review your application in the next 24 - 72 hours and will email you further instructions on how to get started with the Certified Supervisor certification.

Your professional development is ICPM's number one priority, therefore, do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.

Certified Supervisor Certification Application

Thank you for your interest in applying for the Certified Supervisor (CS) certification. Please review the eligibility requirements below before completing the application.

Applications are reviewed daily and applicants are notified of their approval status by email within 5 business days.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for the Certified Supervisor certification, an applicant must document at least 4 total points and meet the minimum point requirement for both education and experience.

I. Personal Contact Information

Please provide your contact information below. All fields marked with an * are required.

II. Education Points & Documentation

Please record and document a least 1 point. Education points should be documented with:

  • A copy of your highest degree or global equivalent attained, and/or
  • A college/university transcript, and/or
  • Letter/certificate(s) of management training attended.
High School (1 point)
College (record highest degree attained only: AA = 2 pts, BA/BS = 4 pts, Master's/PhD = 5pts)
Management Training (40 hours = 1 pt)
Certifications (PMP, PHR, etc. - each certification = 1pt, maximum = 2 pts)
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III. Experience Points & Documentation

Record and document at least 1, beginning with your current or most recent employer and working backward. Points may be documented via a copy of your resume.

Points for military service should be documented by a Joint Services Transcript, Smart Transcript, Career Data Brief, or other appropriate source. Active duty military do not need to provide a resume.

Management (manager, supervisor, leader, etc. - full-time = 1 pt/yr, part-time = 0.5 pts/yr)
Non-Management (sales, manufacturing, etc. - full-time = 0.5 pts/yr)
Military Service (leadership role = 1 pt/yr, non-leadership role = 0.5 pts/yr)
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IV. Signature Verification

I attest that all information provided on this application is true and verifiable. I further attest that I agree to abide by the ICPM Code of Ethics.

What Customers are Saying FoM Quote Icon

"During my participation in the Certified Management program, I felt empowered to make positive changes in my career. The program was supported with excellent training material that provided an opportunity for me to enhance my management skills. As a result of the Certification Program, I have excelled in my current role and gained respect from the leader of the organization. "
Monique Easley, CM - Mortgage Loan Originator, Star One Credit Union, Sunnyvale, CA
"Today's dynamic and fast paced global environment demands more of our leaders than ever before. As managers, there is an expectation to do more, know more, and be more. The CM credential is an excellent designation that says to the world that you have what it takes to set yourself above the rest."
John J. Rivera, PMBA, CM - Consultant, Adjunct Professor and Business Executive, Guam

Ready to Pursue the Certified Supervisor Certification?

Complete a program application to start the CS program. Enrollment is continuous so you can begin your program at any time.


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