We’ve seen how the right training creates insight seekers and strategic thinkers. Now that you’ll have an annual training program built into your CMA+SIMA Membership, you’ll get to choose how training can benefit your team in pursuit of your organizational goals. While there’s no end to the variety of training options that can be selected, there are 3 main categories to how the training is organized, including:
Certifying your team starts with access to the best CatMan training and exam prep at all certification levels, including:
Accredited Training Programs & Courses
Certification Prep & Practice Exams*
Comprehensive category management training that covers 60+ critical industry topics — from foundational to advanced levels for level-setting and beyond.
Best Practices Online Training Courses
Foundational, Intermediate, and Advanced Programs
The most advanced online CatMan Training available based on CatMan 2.0 changes. Get up to date on changes to the process, category scorecards, analytics, data sources, category insights and more***.
60- to 90-minute training videos that dive into the latest tips, best practices, and for advanced CatMan organizations.
Since only new or newly renewed member organizations receive Training Credits, that is your first step. The CMA+SIMA will let you know the number of credits you’ll need to achieve your goals, or help allocate them if you’re already an upgraded or new member.
CMKG’s training is available to purchase by non-member teams and individuals through our online category management training store if CMA+SIMA membership is not an option for you. We’re here to answer any questions you have.
The number of training credits you receive is based on your level of membership. Additional credits can be purchased from the CMA+SIMA as needed.
Each year, as you renew your membership, your credits will also renew so you can build upon your program, change things up, or both.
It’s hard to estimate the number of credits you’ll need. That’s why we suggest having a consult with the CMKG team to identify your priorities and how best to address them through training.
If you already have internal or third-party CatMan training, your CMA+SIMA Member Training Credits can help you pursue more advanced goals, address gaps, include sales and/or marketing functions, or help you onboard new team members. Since you will receive credits each year, you’ll have a long-term, sustainable training plan at the ready.