The APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) program provides you with the ability to understand and evaluate production and inventory activities within a company's global operations.


APICS CPIM education is essential if you are involved in:

  • Production and inventory management

  • Operations

  • Supply chain management

  • Procurement

  • Materials management

  • Purchasing


Define Yourself as an Operations Leader with the CPIM Certification

Earn the APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) and prove your knowledge of internal operations, and demonstrate value to colleagues and employers looking for a competitive edge in today’s global economy.


Commit to Your Career

The APICS CPIM credential offers growth, advancement, and recognition. This credential is based on global research involving employers and practicing operations professionals at all levels to ensure APICS maintains an industry-leading level of excellence and relevance in our ever-evolving business environment.  

To maintain this level of excellence and relevancy, APICS brought together subject-matter experts in the operations profession to review the CPIM program, which shaped the 2018 updates. The program has been updated to condense the time it takes to earn the CPIM credential with new CPIM-focused content, learning tools and practice questions developed to ensure practical and efficient training.

Becoming a CPIM proves your internal operations knowledge, competency, and value to colleagues and to employers looking for a competitive edge in today’s global economy. Wherever your career takes you, your CPIM certification defines you as an internal operations expert and leader.

Who can benefit from the program?

  • People seeking in-depth knowledge of their company’s internal operations, production and inventory management.

  • Employees hoping to boost productivity and collaboration.

  • Managers working to improve operations, increase customer satisfaction and company profits.

  • Operations professionals looking to secure their career.

Why You Need to Earn the APICS CPIM Designation:

The APICS CPIM program benefits designees worldwide

  • APICS CPIM is preferred by thousands of employers worldwide.

  • More than 100,000 professionals since 1973 have earned the APICS CPIM designation.


APICS CPIM helps YOU master essential terminology, concepts, and strategies related to:

  •  Demand management 

  •  Procurement management 

  •  Supplier planning 

  •  Material requirements planning

  •  Capacity planning

  •  Sales and operations planning 

  •  Master scheduling 

  •  Performance measurements 

  •  Supplier relationships 

  •  Quality control

  •  Continuous improvement.

An APICS CPIM designation will help you:

  • Increase your functional knowledge of production and inventory management 

  • Assist you in maximizing ROI on the systems and technologies within your organization Master the tools you need to effectively manage global supply chain activities

  • Gain knowledge to apply principles ERP software to cover various critical functions within your organization

  • Earn customer satisfaction by delivering Lean/Just-in-Time products and services

  • Enhance your credibility within your organization and in the profession

  • Create consistency and foster collaboration through best practices, common terminology, and corporate-wide communication.

Ready to get started? Click the LINK to check out the current CPIM class schedule and get registered.

How To Start Your CPIM Certification Journey

  1. Decide that the CPIM is right for you – there are no eligibility or work experience requirements to consider.
  2. Commit to certification by purchasing the CPIM Part 1 Authorization to Test (ATT) valid for 6 months.
  3. Prepare for and pass CPIM Part 1: Basics of Supply Chain Management.
  4. Prepare for and pass CPIM Part 2 to complete your CPIM credential and leverage your certification.

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APICS Certification Maintenance Credit: 24 (CPIM, PART 1), AND 36 (CPIM, PART 2)