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CPMR – Certified Professional Manufacturer’s Representative
May 2, 2021 CDT - May 7, 2021 CDT
Certified Professional Manufacturers Representative (CPMR) is for anyone providing outsourced sales functions to manufacturers, regardless of industry. It is a professional designation earned by an individual, not a firm.
I just wanted to drop you a note about my experience with CPMR. I attended the 101 course virtually last week. It was a great experience and use of my time. I learned many things that I will use going forward in my career as a rep. Because I attended virtually I think I missed some of the after hours collaboration and relationship building. I plan to attend 201 in person next year. – Josh Metzker, Hood and Company
The Certified Professional Manufacturers Representative program is executive education for current and future rep firm owners and managers. CPMR® candidates invest one week annually for three years to gain knowledge and insight into operating a more effective and profitable rep firm. In addition, they acquire an international network of colleagues from many industries. Graduates earn the right to use the distinctive CPMR® designation and gain membership to MRERF’s Institute for Professional Advancement (IPA).
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
- Rep firm owners, managers and next generation owners or managers
- Personnel from small or large firms
- Managers seeking to improve their skills
- Be at least 25 years old
- Hold a high school diploma, GED, 5 “0” GCEs, or equivalent
- Have five years of experience in the industry
MAINTAINING YOUR CPMR® STATUS
All certified professionals including the fields of law, medicine, and accounting have maintenance requirements.
MAINTENANCE OF CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
- 10 hours of relevant continuing education every year
- Renewal fee of $100 annually
- Dual designees with both CPMR® and CSP $150