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Next Level Purchasing continues to lead the technological evolution of the professional purchasing certification domain with the launch of the SPSM2®  Certification and Enhanced Results Program, in which students now have the option of two high-tech supplemental components; an iPad or iPod Touch. Next Level Purchasing is the only purchasing certification provider to offer these cutting-edge devices as an optional enhancement to its globally-recognized professional certifications, the SPSM® and SPSM2® .

Next Level Purchasing pioneered the use of this cutting-edge technology for earning the SPSM® Certification in October 2007 with the release of the SPSM® Certification & Enhanced Results Program with iPod and continued to break new ground by introducing an iPad option in December 2010. The SPSM2® Certification & Enhanced Results Programs were created in direct response to tremendous student demand following these releases and, starting today, purchasing professionals can now earn the SPSM2® Certification, the higher-level credential requiring the SPSM® Certification as a prerequisite, utilizing these devices.

Purchasing professionals enrolling in the SPSM2® Certification and Enhanced Results Program receive access to four high-level, interactive online classes, a 30-minute implementation consultation by phone with their instructor, and the exclusive SPSM2® Multimedia Study & Implementation Guide – a collection of 40 audio and video clips, which are preloaded onto the iPod Touch or iPad. Designed to further help the student implement the techniques they learn during the program and to maximize their score on the SPSM2® Exam, students get to keep the device and are encouraged to utilize additional applications for both personal and business use.

“The SPSM2® Certification represents the most cutting edge skills in the purchasing profession, so it is only natural that we give students the option to earn it using the most cutting edge tools available,” said Charles Dominick, SPSM, SPSM2, president and founder of Next Level Purchasing. “The most successful purchasing professionals today are those who are at the forefront of change and we want to encourage our students to be leaders in every way.”

Next Level Purchasing is a leading provider of online training for purchasing professionals. Its training includes the globally-recognized SPSM® and SPSM2® Certifications for world-class supply management success. Its services enable organizations to lower costs, support operations, and reduce risk by improving purchasing processes and expanding the capabilities of supply management organizations. Visit Next Level Purchasing at: