Certified Sustainable Supply Chain Professional (CSSCP)

Certified  Sustainable  Supply Chain Professional (CSSCP)


The CSSCP Course is a comprehensive supply chain education course that integrates sustainability throughout all chapters within the course.

The topics will be supplemented with real industry examples of sustainable supply chain in practice. These may include initiatives, goals, or current programs that are being executed within diverse industries to move toward a circular supply chain.

The CSSCP program is relevant to all global industries: manufacturing, transportation, agriculture, fashion, energy, etc. The CSSCP program will educate employees and industry on ways to add sustainable practices to the existing supply chain or how to rebuild current supply chain with sustainability in mind.

The end goal of the CSSCP course is to educate all professionals on how to maximize success of supply chain in a way that protects the future of the planet while maintaining a sustainable supply chain without sacrificing efficiency. The course aims to show that sustainability and optimized supply chain are not mutually exclusive, but rather can complement each other. The CSSCP program will also support some of the UN SDGs and can be used to educate those who are interested in pledging to the SDG Ambition goals.

Who should attend

Perfect program for:

  • All level supply chain or sustainability professionals.
  • Organizations in need of a baseline integrating sustainability into their supply chain team.
  • Individuals involved in sustainable supply chain improvement projects or systemsimplementation (eg. corporate responsibility, pledged UN SDG Ambition Goals).


pexels-tom-fisk-1427107CSSCP Exam Preparation Course

Module 1: Foundational Topics

  • Introduction
  • Strategy & Scope
  • Fundamental Issues – Drivers & Obstacles

Module 2: Strategy and Planning

  • Role of Inventory
  • Business Planning
  • Material Planning

Module 3: Tactical Considerations

  • Sourcing and Purchasing
  • ManufacturingWarehousing & Distribution
  • Transportation

Module 4: Related Topics

  • Enabling Tools
  • Circular Supply Chain

Level 2

Level 2: Sustainability Project (Optional)

In order to obtain the CSSCP-Level 2 Certification the candidate must complete a sustainability project . Details about the project will be discussed during the workshop. The objective of the project is to allow the candidate to apply the classroom knowledge in a real world simulation.

For the CSSCP Certification with a student status, ISCEA requires the students to complete an industry case study project. This exercise is an industry scenario based case study project that will require each student to put the knowledge acquired through this training to use. The student must write the case and also develop an ideal solution. Students can complete a project with a university, non-profit organization, or company.

The project is due no later than 6 months of passing the CSSCP Exam. A 3 member panel at ISCEA review the project.

The Instructor

justin-goldstonDr. Justin Goldston

Dr. Justin Goldston is a Professor of Project and Supply Chain Management at Penn State University where his research is focused on blending the practices of supply chain management, emerging technologies, and sustainability to create positive global change.

Dr. Goldston is a research facility affiliate for the Center for the Business of Sustainability at the Smeal College of Business at Penn State, as well as an active contributing faculty member to The Sustainability Institute at Penn State. Outside of the institution, Goldston is an Executive on the International Supply Chain Education Alliance’s (ISCEA’s) International Standards Board (IISB) and is the author of the forthcoming book AI for Good: Achieving Sustainability Through Citizen Science and Organizational Citizenship.

Dr. Goldston has over 20 years of experience working with organizations around the world such as Intel, Siemens, and Blue Buffalo on business performance improvement, organizational change, and enterprise-wide digital transformation initiatives. Goldston has also led and assisted in the development of Supply Chain Management, Sustainability, and Business Analytics programs and courses at Georgetown University, Texas A&M University, Rasmussen University, Davenport University, and North Carolina Wesleyan College, and has evaluated doctoral programs for the Department of Higher Education.

Goldston serves on the Management Advisory Board at various higher education institutions, is the author of multiple peer-reviewed journal articles on supply chain management, sustainability, and innovative technologies, of Critical Success Factors in ERP Implementations, and is a five-time TEDx speaker where he discussed emerging technologies such as blockchain and Artificial Intelligence.


It is a comprehensive opportunity to really learn about supply chain, technology and strategy

Michael Atwater, Entergy Corporation

The course provides a different perspective. It clarified concepts that I previously perceived as too complicated to me

Zamira Alfonso, Axionlog

The content is concrete and precise. It provides you with the power to influence corporate decisions

Amalia Sepulveda, Independence

I recommend it for both those who need to learn the basics, and those working with these concepts on a daily basis

Carolina Sánchez Barrantes, Freudenberg Medical

I learned that any problem can be approached from different angles, but you have to remain focused on customer satisfaction and the organization’s strategy

Rodrigo Alan Gonzalez Silva, Tyson Foods

This was a great experience. Even after a long time of service, I still learned a lot

Neven Mladina, Kellogg Brown & Root

Schedule Overview


18 July, 2022 – 22 July, 2022

08:30 – 16:30


Dubai, UAE

Course Includes (Level 1 Certification)

  • 24 classroom hours led by an experienced supply chain management expert.
  • Study guide with all slides and exercises.
  • 4 hours program review.
  • Multiple choice exam (70% minimum pass mark)

Requirements and structure

  • Pre-Requisites: None but basic supply chain knowledge recommended
  • Delivery Methodology: Online & Face To Face
  • Course Language: English, Spanish, German

Online Exams

Practice Exam

Duration: 30 minutes

Questions: 25 questions

Examination; Online

Passing Criteria: None

Schedule: Available Last Day of Workshop

Final Exam

Duration: 180 minutes

Questions: 150 – Multiple Choice

Examination: Online From USA

Passing Criteria: 70%

Schedule: Last Day of Workshop


The International Supply Chain Education Alliance (ISCEA) was the first organization certifying Supply Chain Professionals around the globe, and it remains the worldwide authoritative resource for Supply Chain Career Validation with thousands of certificate holders commanding top-tier salaries.

ISCEA’s mission is to provide Total Supply Chain Knowledge to manufacturing and service industry professionals through Education, Certification and Recognition.

Take control of your future

ISCEA training and certification programs provide you with the knowledge required to improve both your supply chain processes and your career.

Grab the best job opportunities

75 percent of employers prefer to hire certified professionals for supply chain positions, and ISCEA certificate holders are getting the best paid jobs.

Be recognized around the world

ISCEA is the worldwide authoritative resource for supply chain career validation with certificate holders in 47 countries on 6 continents.

Pricing Details


  • CSSCP Program Fee
  • CSSCP Project Fee

* Discount Available for University Students, NGOs, and UN Staff
* Volume-Based Discount Available for Companies

The CSSCP program fee includes:

  • Course material
  • Practice Exam
  • Final Exam
  • One Exam Retake, if needed

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