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CPSM Spring 2018 Study Group


Interested in furthering your A/E/C marketing career and taking the CPSM exam? You’ve come to the right place! SMPS Austin will host a spring 2018 Study Course for members who are interested in taking their CPSM exam this year. This new-format, consolidated course will prepare you for the CPSM exam with a targeted, but optional, test date in the late spring of 2018. Details are below.



January 18 – Kick-off Happy Hour; 5 – 7 pm, Tacos N’ Tequila, 507 Pressler St, Austin, TX 78703
Come learn about the course, meet the course leads, and ask questions!  

January 22 – Session 1; 5 – 7 pm

January 29 – Session 2; 5 – 7 pm

February 5 – Session 3; 5 – 7 pm

February 12 – Session 4; 5 – 7 pm

February 19 – Session 5; 5 – 7 pm

February 26 – Session 6; 5 – 7 pm

March 5 – Session 7; 5 – 7 pm

March 19 – Session 8/Practice Test; 5 – 7 pm

March 24 – Test date (optional)



Each study session will focus on an individual book that is part of National’s required reading for the test. The first session will cover the AEC Marketing Fundamentals book, with the following sessions covering the individual Markendium books that focus on the Domains of Practice. Each registrant will be responsible for reading the assigned book before the study session that will cover it. We will bring in a subject matter expert to each session to provide their expertise on the topic, and the rest of the class will include a review of the reading, group discussion and practice questions.

The study session locations will rotate between a downtown office and west office locations. Final locations will be set before the kick-off happy hour, but know that sessions will always either be downtown or west. A light dinner will be provided at each session. The registration fee is only $25, in addition to registrants purchasing their own set of books.



1. Click HERE to register.

2. Purchase your books so you have them in time to read AEC Marketing Fundamentals before the first session on January 22 (links below).

AEC Marketing Fundamentals

Markendium books

CPSM Study Guide



Lacey Proffitt, CPSM
EEA Consulting Engineers

Erin Bettison Rapp, CPSM
The Beck Group



When you apply for the CPSM program, you are taking your first step toward joining a distinguished group of professionals who have made a commitment to professional excellence, career advancement, and an ongoing pursuit of knowledge.  Click HERE to visit the national website and learn more.