CPIM Transformed for Today’s Busy Professionals

The APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) is known as the premier certification for internal supply chain business operations. Since CPIM’s launch in 1973, more than 107,000 professionals have benefited from this globally recognized certification.

Companies and employers know that CPIM designees have the proven knowledge and skills to strategically streamline operations.  Now, APICS is streamlining the CPIM program to better serve the needs of the supply chain workforce – while maintaining the body of knowledge and integrity that has kept CPIM at the forefront of supply chain education.  View the webinar CPIM Transformed for Today’s Busy Professional and FAQ’s for details on the new CPIM Learning System and exams.

CPIM Transformation – The NEW CPIM Version 6.0

The new, streamlined CPIM program launches in September 2017. Features and benefits of the new CPIM Version 6.0 include:

  • Only 2 exams – CPIM Part 1 and CPIM Part 2 – required to earn the CPIM credential.
  • Already taken CPIM BSCM? – The current CPIM BSCM exam counts toward the new, streamlined CPIM Part 1.
  • Streamlined certification experience gets you certified faster.
  • Updated format delivers the same CPIM knowledge and skills in a focused program to meet the training needs of today’s busy supply chain professionals.
  • New CPIM Learning System, a proven APICS certification preparation method that combines reading materials with online practice tests and tools.
  • Ability to purchase the entire CPIM bundle, including the complete CPIM Learning System, CPIM Part 1 exam and CPIM Part 2 exam.


APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management : Part 1 

CPIM Part 1 : Module 1 : Basics of Supply Chain Management

APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management : Part 2

CPIM Part 2 : Module 1 :Strategic Management of Resources

CPIM Part 2 : Module 2 : Master Planning of Resources

CPIM Part 2 : Module 3 : Detailed Scheduling and Planning

CPIM Part 2 : Module 4 : Execution and Control of Operation


Why you should earn the CPIM designation

  • Increase your salary – on average designees see a 10% increase
  • Improve your hiring potential by 65%
  • Maximize ROI on systems and technologies
  • Reduce your organization’s costs
  • Provide more value to your organization
  • Understand how to increase customer satisfaction
  • Build your credibility and set yourself apart from peers

How to earn the CPIM

Candidates must pass two exams within 3 years to earn the CPIM certification, and are required to maintain the CPIM designation every five years.

APICS offers a variety of ways to prepare for your exam depending on your preferred method of learning.

  • Self-Study with the CPIM Learning System
  • Instructor-Led classroom courses are offered by APICS recognized instructors worldwide

CPIM Schedule 

APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management : Part 1


Month Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5
Class 1 May 2020 9:00 am – 4:30 pm 9 May 10 May 16 May  17 May 23 May
Class 2 July 2020 9:00 am – 4:30 pm 11 Jul  12 Jul 18 Jul 19 Jul 25 Jul
Class 3  November 2020 9:00 am – 4:30 pm 7 Nov 8 Nov 14 Nov 15 Nov 21 Nov
APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management: Part 2

Month Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8
Class 1 Aug-Sep 2020 9:00 am – 4:30 pm 8 Aug 9 Aug 15 Aug 16 Aug 29 Aug 30 Aug 5 Sep 6 Sep

"CPIM is the best functional certification course for supply chain-related jobs."

-APICS CPIM designee