CPIM Certification

CPIM Transformed for Today’s Busy Professionals

The APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) is known as the premier certification for internal supply chain business operations. Since CPIM’s launch in 1973, more than 107,000 professionals have benefited from this globally recognized certification. 

  • CPIM (Certified in Production & Inventory Management) Designation Courses

    We are pleased to announce that the highly-anticipated new APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) program has launched! 

    The new, streamlined CPIM program has changed 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 new, streamlined CPIM program launches in September 2017.

    Features and benefits of the new CPIM Version 6.0 include:

    • Only 2 exams - CPIM Part 1 and CPIM Part 2 – required to earn the CPIM credential

    • Already taken CPIM BSCM? - The current CPIM BSCM exam counts toward the new,streamlined CPIM Part 1.  

    • Streamlined certification experience gets you certified faster.

    • Updated format delivers the same CPIM knowledge and skills in a focused program to meet the training needs of today’s busy supply chain professionals.

    • New CPIM Learning System, a proven APICS certification preparation method that combines reading materials with online practice tests and tools.

    • Ability to purchase the entire CPIM bundle, including the complete CPIM Learning System, CPIM Part 1 exam and CPIM Part 2 exam.

    Get the free preview of the APICS CPIM Exam Content Manual, Version 6.0:

    CPIM Part 1 Exam Content Manual Preview DOWNLOAD NOW
    CPIM Part 2 Exam Content Manual Preview DOWNLOAD NOW


Why should you earn a APICS CPIM designation?

APICS CPIM education is essential if you are involved in:

  • Production and inventory management

  • Operations

  • Supply chain management

  • Procurement

  • Materials management

  • Purchasing


An APICS CPIM designation will help you:

  • increase your functional knowledge of production and inventory management

  • maximize ROI on the systems and technologies within your organization

  • master the tools you need to effectively manage global supply chain activities

  • gain knowledge to apply principles ERP software to cover various critical functions within your organization

  • earn customer satisfaction by delivering Lean/Just-in-Time products and services

  • enhance your credibility within your organization

  • create consistency and foster collaboration through best practices, common terminology, and corporate-wide communication.