Certified in Promotional Merchandise (CPM)

Continue your professional development journey with the Certified in Promotional Merchandise Qualification. The CPM qualification is aimed at promotional merchandise professionals with a minimum of 3 years' industry experience.

The BPMA CPM course is the commercially focussed course for promotional merchandise professionals with 2-3 years' experience. Delivering essential training on commercial business skills, pitching, procurement and the fundamentals of finance, the BPMA's fully re-written CPM course is now open. Access to expert learning is via our online learning platform, available 24/7. Benefit from expert knowledge, built by the industry for the industry, complimenting existing company training and development. 

Our course includes:

  • Introductory webinar
  • Guest speaker webinars
  • Access to CPM course content delivered on line
  • Additional access to all TPM course content
  • Invigilated online exam
  • Online community

Why enrol?

  • A flexible, structured learning programme
  • Online portal can be accessed 24/7
  • Industry specific expert knowledge
  • Cost effective, supported learning for the whole team
  • Compliments company training and development


  • Suitable for staff looking for progression
  • 3 - 5 years industry experience
  • Exam – a 30 minute 40 multiple choice question exam, plus a 45 minute written submission to a typical industry scenario
  • More information about this course will be released soon

Fantastic platform for anyone at any level in the industry. The information available covers a vast array of sectors, so even if you think you know all there is to know about promotional merchandise, there will be nuggets of information throughout your time learning that are just waiting to prove you wrong. The exam taken at the end doesn’t just test your retention of the information, but your overall understanding of the industry you are in. I will take countless key takeaways with me into my day to day role. I can’t recommend the BPMA Education Platform highly enough whichever level you choose. 

Benjamin Hillary, Direct Textiles & Bags - CPM Course

Secure Your Place Today!

CPM is now enrolling for July 2023. For more information and to secure your place, please contact [email protected] or call 01372 371 184. 

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The BPMA Education Programme is open BPMA members only. If you are interested in BPMA membership, our education programme and other benefits, please contact [email protected].