Membership Unlocks Access to Professional Training & Certification

— BEGINNING MARCH 2020 —

Walmart is excited to announce a new Professional Training & Certification, only for CMA-SIMA Members.

The purpose of this program is ensure common levels of skillsets across our respective teams. This brand new training option is an additional opportunity for you to learn, grow, and become a better partner to Walmart US, Walmart Canada, Sam’s Club US, and Local Theory.

— JOIN US —

Not a CMA-SIMA Member? Learn more about your Professional Training & Certification options during a 90-minute webinar for those calling on Walmart US, Walmart Canada, Sam’s Club, and/or Local Theory.

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How the Training Program Works

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Category Management Association (CMA) and Shopper Insights Management Association (SIMA) set industry standards for professional certification and best practices, including:

Certified Professional Category Analyst (CPCA)

Certified Professional Category Manager (CPCM)

Certified Professional Strategic Advisor (CPSA)

— Access Walmart-Specific Training by Joining CMA-SIMA —

Professional Training & Certification is for CMA-SIMA Members only so your first step is to join. You can fill out our Member Application or Schedule a Meeting to learn more about your options.

Professional Training & Certification is for CMA-SIMA Members Only

To gain access to this training, your first step is to become a CMA-SIMA Member.

Need to be Certified?

COST: $795 USD per person

Choose Professional Training & Certification

Designed for individuals who are Category Advisors that need to renew or complete CPCA & CPCM certification AND Walmart-specific training. All Category Advisor Companies will have the opportunity to certify for the CPCA and CPCM designations through this program.

Currently Certified?

COST: $295 USD per person

Choose Professional Training Only

Designed for individuals who are Category Advisors who have current CPCA & CPCM Certification and need Walmart-specific training.

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We are committed to improving the quality of training and education for Walmart Modular Development Managers and Category Advisor Companies.

PARTNERSHIP FOR 3 YEARS

Walmart has created a partnership with CMA/SIMA to provide Professional Training & Certification to Category Advisor Companies for the next three years.

COMMON CORE OF EXPERTISE

Walmart believes that professional development is critically important and certification is the best way to improve knowledge and skills to collaborate with Category Advisor Companies.

2020 GOALS AND BEYOND

Through this partnership, 300 individuals will be certified at both the CPCA and CPCM level by the end of 2020.

Professional Training & Certification

$795annually ($295 thereafter)
  • Value > $2,500

Professional Training Only

$295annually
  • Value > $1,000

Get Professional Development for Walmart Category Advisors.

Schedule a meeting and prepare to work better and smarter. 

Contact us about how to get connected with specialized training for your organization by joining CMA+SIMA. Fill out the form here and we’ll be in touch to answer any questions you may have about how you can collaborate and increase value to Walmart US, Walmart Canada, Sam’s Club US, or Local Theory with best-in-class training, Walmart-specific content, and certification. 

What happens after I purchase training?

Certified, CMA-SIMA Members Who Purchase Professional Training Only —

Non-Certified, CMA-SIMA Members Who Purchase Professional Training & Certification —

Need more information about membership? Have questions?

FAQs

1. Can I access the Professional Development & Certification Training if I am a non-member?

Yes, but your company must become a CMA-SIMA Member first. You will receive a code once you are registered that you will need to access the Walmart Learning Portal that contains the Professional Training & Certification.

2. Can I access the Walmart Learning Portal if I am not a CMA-SIMA Member?

No, access is only for Category Advisors on the Walmart US, Walmart Canada, Sam’s Club US, or Local Theory teams.

3. Can I use my training credits in the Walmart Learning Portal?

No, you can’t use training credits to purchase the Professional Training & Certification as credits are reserved for use within your company for HQ and other Retail and CatMan teams.

4. What is the benefit to signing up for a 3-year membership?

You save 10% off membership each year for three years. We bill on an annual basis per year for membership. Walmart has committed to a 3-year partnership with the CMA-SIMA so it is running parallel with membership.