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Prepare for the CPIM Exams New Version 6.0

APICS provides a number of tools and resources to support candidates in their journey toward certification. Find the learning option that works best for you, self-study materials through the CPIM Learning System, online courses or classroom instruction.

If you are continuing on the CPIM Version 5.0 (legacy) 5-module journey, you are eligible to purchase the Version 5.0 examscourseware and supporting products. View the phase-out timeline to ensure that you have everything you need to complete your certification in 2018.


Learn on your own anytime, day or night, to accommodate your demanding schedule. The APICS CPIM Learning System is a comprehensive professional development and certification preparation program based on the APICS CPIM body of knowledge. The system provides reading materials and interactive web-based study tools.

CPIM Learning System Pricing*:

Part 1:
PLUS Member: $395
CORE or nonmember: $550

Part 2:
PLUS Member: $495
CORE or nonmember: $690

*All cost estimates in US dollars and cost may vary based on shipping and tax. 

Free CPIM Learning System Demo     Purchase CPIM Learning System


Register to learn online with college support - Instructor-supported online courses are offered through Fox Valley Technical College, which provides online APICS CPIM review courses that are interactive and easily navigated. All workshops are taught by instructors who have earned APICS certification and have years of supply chain management experience. Visit Fox Valley Technical College for more information on the APICS CPIM Online Classes.


Local classes are offered by recognized APICS instructors for our local chapters (200 in North America) or international partners (100 outside North America). 

Find an APICS classroom course near you   

Additional CPIM Study Tools & Support

APICS Dictionary & App

Master terms and definitions that you’ll find on APICS exams with the current edition of the APICS Dictionary. This is the most comprehensive reference for supply chain and operations terminology—one you’ll find yourself turning to time and time again throughout your career. APICS PLUS members receive a free edition. 

Exam Content Manual

Free to APICS PLUS and CORE members, we strongly recommend you begin your preparation with the CPIM Exam Content Manual. It provides an overview of the curriculum with test specifications, test-taking advice, key terminology, and Q&A. 

Supply Chain Channel Online Community

Find a study group. Start a discussion. There are many ways to connect with other professionals through the Supply Chain Channel. The APICS community is here to support your efforts to increase your knowledge and enhance your skills. 

Exam References

APICS has the best educational resources available to help you build your knowledge of industry practices and to support your certification exam preparation.

CPIM Part 1:

CPIM Part 2:

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