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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


Which are the Organizations that organize these certifications?
APICS - The Association for Operations Management is the global leader and premier source of the body of knowledge in operations management, including production, inventory, supply chain, materials management, purchasing, and logistics. Since 1957, individuals and companies have relied on APICS for its superior training, internationally recognized certifications, comprehensive resources, and worldwide network of accomplished industry professionals.

Symix is an APICS Premier Channel Partner, operating in Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary and the region. We assist candidates for the CPIM, CSCP and CLTD programs with administration of APICS exams in Bulgaria, we provide official APICS materials for exam preparation, we organize class reviews and also provide any information to all candidates. As a professional development center we also help companies and specialists to be more productive in their daily work with organizing educations, consultations and publications in the field of operations management.

Do you organize non-APICS courses?

Yes, we do. Our non-APICS courses range from Operations Management to topics such as Six Sigma, Lean, Negotiations Skills etc. Please follow this link to learn more about them.

What may I bring at the exam?
Candidates must bring a valid primary identification, bearing a future expiration date in mind. The identification document should include a recent photograph and signature. Please follow this link to find out more about the exam process, permitted and forbidden objects etc.

How and where is each APICS exam conducted?

The exams are computer-based and are held at Pearson VUE test centers across the world.

When do I get the exam results?
At the end of the exam, candidates will receive a printed score report that includes the candidate’s name, exam title, score, and pass or fail information. Please be sure to complete all components of the exam, including the post exam survey and properly exit the exam to ensure your results are properly submitted. If no score report is received prior to leaving the testing center, candidates are able to print their score report directly from their My APICS. 

What is the difference between the APICS CPIM, CSCP and CLTD designation?





How do I get ready for the exam? 
Symix APICS Premier Training Partner offers preparation review classes for CPIM 8.0. Please visit our Trainings and Exams Calendar for more information. Moreover, we offer instructor-led CPIM classes as in-house training onsite and/or online, in time and period convenient for you, in case you have enough interested participants. Please contact us to learn more.

How many exams do I have to take to get the certification?

You must pass one (1) computer-based exam to become certified. The exam consists of 150 questions: 130 operational and 20 pretest* questions. Exam duration: 3.5 hours.

Can I self-prepare for the exam? 
Yes, you can self-prepare for the exam. Symix APICS Premier Training Partner offers various study methods and guides for CPIM, including Instructor-led training, In-house training, Self-study, Online study, Exam content manual, Learning System, Courseware Materials, Online content and Quizzes, ASCM Supply Chain Directory. Contact us if you have questions regarding the self-preparation.

How can I register for the exam? What is the exam fee? 
Please follow this link.

What is the APICS CSCP certification?
APICS created the APICS CSCP certification to specifically meet the rapidly changing educational needs in the field of supply chain management. The APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) designation is designed for professionals interested in increasing their knowledge of supply chain management, those currently working in the field of supply chain management, professionals consulting or teaching supply chain functions; and for those individuals working with enterprise resources planning systems. 

Why has APICS developed the APICS CSCP certification?
Through extensive market research, APICS uncovered a major gap in professional certifications specifically addressing the educational needs of professionals working in the field of supply chain management. APICS has the body of knowledge, the subject matter experts, the infrastructure, and holds the leadership position to develop and market the APICS CSCP certification. With the addition of the APICS CSCP designation, APICS enhances the validity of operations management disciplines, specifically production, inventory, enterprise, and now supply chain management

How can I register for the exam? What is the exam fee? 

Please follow this link.

How to maintain my CPIM, CSCP, CLTD certification?

The APICS Certificate Maintenance is designed to guarantee your certification validity and value. You should show your continuous development and elaboration in the field of operations management by collecting professional development points. Most activities in the field of operations management will bring you points. 
In order to maintain your CPIM, CSCP or CLTD certification you should earn 75 professional development points.

The APICS CPIM Certification Maintenance Bulletin 2018 will inform you in details for all activities that would bring you points. 

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