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Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM)

The APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) is known as the premier certification for internal supply chain business operations.

New, streamlined, CPIM program better serves 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.

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Why you should earn the CPIM designation

  • Increase your salary - on average designees see a 27% increase
  • Improve your hiring potential by 65%
  • Maximize ROI on systems and technologies
  • Reduce your organization's costs
  • Provide more value to your organization
  • Build your credibility and set yourself apart from peers

Read how CPIM has impacted careers and organizations worldwide

Rebecca MacDonell, CPIM, Materials Manager, Valmont Industries

How to earn the CPIM

Candidates must pass two exams within 3 years to earn the CPIM certification, and are required to maintain the CPIM designation every five years.

APICS offers a variety of ways to prepare for your exam depending on your preferred method of learning.

  • Self-Study with the CPIM Learning System
  • Instructor-led classroom courses offered by APICS-recognized instructors worldwide

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  • Schedule Your CPIM Exam

    Ready to schedule your exam? Find exam dates and testing locations around the world.

  • CPIM Exam Process

    Learn more about the CPIM exams, including specifics on exam content, exam locations and fees and how to purchase an Authorization to Test (ATT) form.

  • Prepare for the CPIM Exam

    APICS offers a variety of resources to build candidates’ knowledge of the CPIM subject matter and support CPIM exam preparation.