CPIM Certification


CPIM provides you with the knowledge and skills you need to effectively master the concepts, strategies and terminology to maximize the ROI on your organization’s systems and increase customer satisfaction.

With over 107,000 designees around the world, CPIM has been recognized globally as the standard of professional competence in production and inventory management since 1973.


Certification designed with you in mind.

CPIM is essential for professionals working in:

  • Production and inventory management
  • Operations
  • Supply chain management
  • Procurement
  • Materials management
  • Purchasing
  • Planning


Professional growth begins here.

Career Advancement: Designees on average earn 12 percent more than their counterparts without the certification.

Professional Opportunities: 65 percent report that their CPIM designation made a positive impact in hiring decisions.

Increased credibility: CPIM increases your knowledge and skills in the supply chain industry, helping you to stand out from your peers.

Your investment will continue to reward your efforts; your certification goes where you go and leads to recognition and respect for your abilities as a supply chain professional. 


Part 1 covers:

Module 1 – Basics of Supply Chain Management

Number of exam questions - 150 (130 operational and 20 pretest*)
Length of exam - 3.5 hours

Part 2 covers:

Module 1 – Strategic Management of Resources
Module 2 – Master Planning of Resources
Module 3 – Detailed Scheduling and Planning
Module 4 – Execution and Control of Operations

Number of exam questions - 150 (130 operational and 20 pretest*) each module weighing 25%
Length of exam - 3.5 hours


CPIM Exam Details

Candidates must pass two CPIM exams within three years in order to become certified. 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. 

CPIM Exam Locations

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

Exam Scoring and Score Range

APICS use a scaled score methodology, which is a technique for equating scores in which the degree of difficulty varies from one exam form to the next. This ensures equivalent passing standards are maintained for each exam form. Candidates can download Understanding a Scaled Score for more information.

The CPIM score range is 200 to 350

Pass = 300-350
 = 200-299

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