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.

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.

Why Should you Earn the CPIM Designation?

  • Increase your salary - on average designees see a 12% increase

  • Improve your hiring potential by 65%

  • Maximize ROI on the 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


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.


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.

For complete certification details, visit apics.org/cpim  

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