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The LSU Purchasing & Supply Management Certificate Program is designed to provide practical insights and skills needed to function as a procurement professional. The courses offer practical hands-on exercises and covers fundamental principles from which a participant can properly apply sound procurement techniques.

The courses are ideal for supply management personnel, purchasing agents, buyers, analysts, inventory specialists, expediters, schedulers, and all management personnel who deal with supply management functions.

Upon the completion of each course, participants will receive CEUs (Continuing Education Units) applicable to CPM (Certified Purchasing Manager) or APP (Accredited Purchasing Practitioner) certifications.


  • Individual courses are instructor-led and held in person on the LSU A&M campus
  • The certificate includes 5 courses: 3 core courses and 2 elective choices
  • Each course must be registered for individually in order to complete the certificate
  • Courses are open to all participants, not just those pursuing the certificate program

English Proficiency Requirements

Continuing Education Programs

Continuing Education (CE) courses and programs offered online through LSU Online & Continuing Education typically include a combination of lecture and discussion as well as reading and writing assignments. You need an adequate command of English in all skill areas (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) to participate in classes.

If English is not your native language, you must meet one of the English language proficiency requirements below to be successful in our CE programs. If you intend to register for a CE course or program, you can determine whether you meet English proficiency requirements by self-assessment prior to enrolling. We want to empower you, the learner, to progress successfully. Completing this self-assessment will enable you to make a good decision on whether you can complete one of our programs.

Intermediate English Skills

Most CE professional development courses and programs require at least intermediate English skills, which are equivalent to a B2 level of English language proficiency on the Self-Assessment Form. When assessing yourself, be sure to read through each of the categories under Column B2 to make sure you meet proficiency requirements.

Advanced English Skills

Online Distance Learning courses and microcreds are for-credit courses and might require more advanced English skills, equivalent to a C1 level on the Learner Self-Assessment Form. Be sure to read through each of the categories under Column C1 to make sure you meet proficiency requirements.

For more information about this program, email Answers or call 833-280-5634.

Additional Details

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Minimum Required

5 Course(s)

The Purchasing & Supply Management Certificate requires three core courses and two electives. 
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