Posted March 18, 2020 


Due to increasing concern for the health and safety of our candidates, and in response to government guidance, Pearson is temporarily closing all U.S.- and Canada-based Pearson VUE-owned test centers starting Tuesday, March 17th.

ASCM will be collaborating with Pearson VUE to temporarily transition all exams to an online proctored format. This will allow candidates to choose between online proctored exams or visiting a testing center. Please note that this may not be available in all areas due to government restrictions. ASCM is working quickly and diligently to have online proctoring available to candidates by the first week of April, if not sooner. All candidates will receive additional information and instructions via email in the coming weeks.

Anyone with active or scheduled ATTs expiring before May 31st will be extended through May 31st. Please allow up to 3 business days to process extensions.

Candidates with an available Exam Credit must still use their exam credit to purchase an ATT before it expires. Exam credits are not eligible for extensions.

Candidates who have a scheduled exam may reschedule their exam at no cost by contacting Pearson Vue support (by phone only). To learn more about rescheduling their exam, please contact Pearson VUE by phone at least 24 hours prior to your appointment. Pearson VUE may experience a high volume of calls at this time but are working as quickly as possible to speak with each candidate.

Your patience is appreciated as we work on extending all authorizations as quickly as possible. If you have additional questions, please contact ASCM Customer Relations at mailto:[email protected] or call 1-800-444-2742 or 1-773-867-1777

Posted January 07, 2019 

Earn points towards your APICS certification maintenance

You've worked hard to earn your certification, don't let it expire. You have one year left to earn the professional development points required to maintain your credential—75 towards your certification or 100 points towards your Fellow certification.

If you haven't earned enough points to maintain your certification, choose from the list of qualifying activities to earn your remaining points. We've listed a few suggestions below:

  • Read Relevant Books or articles. Earn five points per book, (200 page minimum), 1/2 point per article.
  • APICS MembershipAPICS members receive six maintenance points per year.
  • Webinars and Seminars. Gain insight into key areas of supply chain operations while earning development points.
  • Become an APICS Mentor. Help foster professional growth and development for supply chain professionals by enrolling in the new Mentorship program.

Follow the instructions below to submit your application. Once you submit the form, you will be notified of your updated certification status.
Submit Your Maintenance Application

  • Log in to your My APICS account
  • Access the online maintenance application
  • Choose the designation you need to maintain
  • Fill in the number of points you have earned tin each category
  • pay the fee and submit the application


After you've completed your activities, document each activity and keep them where they can be easily accessed when you're ready to complete your maintenance application.

Please refer to the APICS Certification Maintenance Handbook for information on program policies and procedures.

If you have any questions concerning the application process, please contact Customer Support at 1-800-444-2742 or +1-773-867-1777 or email [email protected].





Posted Oct 24, 2017

APICS Certification Maintenance, Simplified!

You've asked—we've listened! Certification maintenance will be updated January 4, 2018 with a streamlined point structure and new point activities. Now it'll be easier for you to earn the points you need to maintain your credential.

The new point activities include: 

  • Reading relevant books or articles
  • Participating in relevant project management work for your employer
  • Participating in the APICS mentorship program

And to make it even easier, if you've completed activities that fall within the updated point structure, and are ready to submit your application now, you can include them in your submission.

We've added the new activities and their point structure to the maintenance qualifying activities section of the website.

You've worked hard to achieve your APICS certification, with the new streamlined application and point structure, you'll be able to earn the points you need, faster and easier.

View the updated Maintenace Point Structure

Don't forget. Your APICS membership qualifies for six maintenance points per year.


Take APICS with you wherever you go.


Access supply chain and industry terms and definitions from the latest edition of the APICS Dictionary

The Learn It app features:
  • Over 4,800 terms and definitions
  • Updated and improved flashcards game
  • Game categories for CSCP, CLTD, SCOR-P and all modules of CPIM
  • Term of the day

Keep up with the APICS magazine from your tablet and take advantage of the special app-only bonuses. 

The APICS magazine app features:
  • Multimedia including bonus videos, photo galleries, author interviews and interactive graphics
  • Live links to articles by author
  • A library of past issues.

Experience your APICS membership even when you’re on the go and save your favorite benefits.

The membership app features: 
  • View your member benefits
  • Manage your certifications and expiration dates
  • Find your local chapter or partner information
  • Receive APICS messages

The SCOR Quick Reference Guide has been an essential tool for SCOR implementers worldwide. 

The SCOR app features:
  • Level one and two definitions
  • Level three list
  • Search by term
  • 99 cents — all proceeds go to APICS student programs.
  The app is available on iOS and Android tablets and phones.Download today >>

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