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The APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) is known as the best certification for internal supply chain business operations. Since CPIM’s launch in 1973, more than 112,000 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.

The program is split into two modules: candidates must pass CPIM Part 1 exam and CPIM Part 2 exam in order to obtain the CPIM Certification.

1 certification

2 exams

27% salary increase

65% improved hiring potential

112000 certified

∞ opportunities

APICS CPIM Learning system - Online Demo

Try out the APICS CPIM Learning system for free, if you are thinking about getting the certification!

Certified in Production and Inventory Management

Earning a CPIM designation will help you to

• Increase your functional knowledge of production and inventory management.
• Improve efficiency across the processes of your organization's supply chain.
• Streamline operations through accurate forecasting.
• Increase profitability by optimizing your organization's inventory investment.
• Maximize ROI on the systems and technologies within your organization.
• Master the tools you need to effectively improve internal operations
• Gain knowledge to apply principles of ERP software to cover various critical functions within your organization.
• Predict outcomes more accurately.
• Increase profitability by optimizing your organization's inventory investment.
• Enhance your credibility among peers, employers, and customers.
• Increase customer satisfaction by delivering Lean/Just-in-Time products and services.

APICS Instructor Wolfram Irsa MSc, CPFIM, CIRM, about the CPIM certification & course

Success story quotes about the APICS CPIM:

Rebecca MacDonell

CPIM, Materials Manager, Valmont Industries

 

CPIM was a great tool for me, not only validating what I already knew, but providing a base of knowledge and information that is well known and respected in the industry.

Leanne Power

CPIM, CSCP, Senior Planning Specialist; West Pharmaceutical Services, Ireland

The CPIM course puts you in touch with industry leaders, provides interesting case studies across industries, and allows you to network with colleagues for further learning and business opportunities.

James Tilton

CPIM, Director of Materials; Draper Inc., Spiceland, IN

 

I’ve been able to pursue a much broader and more fulfilling career path in operations, inventory, and supply chain management due to the APICS CPIM.

Rob Brooks

CPIM, VP of Supply Chain
Infinity Trading & Solutions (ITS)

 

The CPIM certification has changed my career greatly! The nice thing about working towards the certification while in the workforce is that it allows you to apply what you're learning as you go.

Detailed brochure

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APICS "Master instructor” William Latham CFPIM, CIRM, CSCP, CLTD, about the CPIM certification & course

Available Courses and Exams

Currently there are no available courses For additional information or requests for Inhouse course, please contact us

How to earn the CPIM?

  1. Prepare for each of the exams. Symix APICS Premier Channel Partner offers certification preparation classes led by internationally recognized APICS qualified instructors in multiple locations. To find more about our public classes and locations please visit the training calendar page.

    For companies seeking in-house training for their employees we offer certification preparation classes at time and place convenient for your organization. If you need more information, please contact us.

  2. Candidates must pass the two CPIM exams in order to become certified - APICS CPIM Part 1 and APICS CPIM Part 2. By taking and passing the CPIM exams you demonstrate your commitment to your career and mastery of knowledge within a company’s global production and inventory activities.

    APICS exams are delivered via computer-based testing MPR(CBT) at Pearson VUE test centers, which are located around the world.

    The exam is computer based in English and most questions are closed (you can choose from several answers). 
  3. Schedule your exam
  4. Get CPIM-Certified: Candidates must pass two exams within 3 years to earn the CPIM certification, and are required to maintain the CPIM designation every five years.

Prepare for the Exam

Symix APICS Premier Channel Partner offers certification preparation classes led by internationally recognized APICS qualified instructors in multiple locations.

For companies seeking in-house training for their employees we offer certification preparation classes at time and place convenient for your organization.

Exams and Exam Dates

APICS exams are delivered via computer-based testing MPR(CBT) at Pearson VUE test centers, which are located around the world.

The exam is computer based in English and the questions are closed (you can choose from several answers).

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