Posted March 30, 2021

ASCM Announces Major Changes to its North American Volunteer Partner Network
to Better Support Supply Chain Professionals

CHICAGO – Jan. 5, 2021 – Today the Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM) announced major changes to its North American Volunteer Partner Network that will position ASCM to better meet the evolving needs of its members. Supply chain professionals learn and engage differently today. The changes to the North American structure enable ASCM and its partners to deliver superior experiences for members and customers.

As a part of the new program, which launched January 1st, ASCM members can choose to belong to either ASCM Chapters or ASCM Forums, depending on their interests and needs.

ASCM Chapters are focused on delivering APICS training including CPIM, CSCP, and CLTD certification review courses; as well as local ASCM member engagement and professional development activities.

ASCM Forums, a new option for members, will be exclusively focused on ASCM member engagement, creating supportive local communities for supply chain professionals to connect with peers and mentors; learn new skills; and create a better world through supply chain across the span of their careers.

“Our members have been looking for ASCM local communities tailored to their individual needs. This new structure allows ASCM to support and engage supply chain professionals in new, exciting ways,” said ASCM Vice President of Global Channels and Alliances, Jim Lahey. “People are learning and engaging in a variety of modalities. This new structure allows us to focus on the needs of supply chain professionals, while continuing to deliver the quality APICS certification they have come to expect from ASCM.”

These changes also provide ASCM the opportunity to align Chapters and Forums under the ASCM brand.

About ASCM

The Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM) is the global leader in supply chain organizational transformation, innovation and leadership. As the largest non-profit association for supply chain, ASCM is an unbiased partner, connecting companies around the world to the newest thought leadership on all aspects of supply chain. ASCM is built on a foundation of APICS certification and training spanning 60 years. Now, ASCM is driving innovation in the industry with new products, services and partnerships that enable companies to further optimize their supply chains, secure their competitive advantage and positively influence their bottom lines. For more information, visit ascm.org.

About APICS Training and Certifications

ASMC offers APICS training and supply chain certifications, which are globally recognized as the leading supply chain certifications and credentials. APICS certifications have been a global standard in learning and professional development for sixty years. These highly sought-after certifications include:

  • Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM)
  • Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP)
  • Certified in Logistics, Transportation and Distribution (CLTD)


Companies around the world recognize APICS certifications when recruiting and making hiring decisions.

Posted March 30, 2021


Some Pearson VUE-owned and operated Pearson Professional Centers are available for testing in Canada. We will continue to deliver exams to any independent third-party test centers (PVTC and PVTC Selects) who have the ability to operate within Canada.

You must bring and wear your own face mask while at a Pearson VUE-owned test center and throughout your exam. Any surgical or cloth face mask, including a homemade face mask, is acceptable as long as your nose and mouth are fully covered. Face masks with exhalation valves and face shields are not acceptable. Candidates without a face mask will be denied testing services. We are unable to provide face masks to candidates.

Please note: availability is limited at this time because we are following social distancing guidelines and government guidance. Please log in to your online candidate profile to search for a variety of dates and locations to schedule your exam and visit our FAQ page for more information.

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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