Computer-based testing (CBT)

Request an Authorization to Test (ATT)

To make the testing process easier for all of our candidates, APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) and APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) exams will be offered exclusively in computer-based testing (CBT) format worldwide as of November 1, 2013. Exams in North America are scheduled with Pearson VUE, and exams outside of North America are scheduled with Prometric. 

In order to proceed, all candidates must have an APICS ID number.

Forgot ID number?
If you have an APICS ID number but do not recall the information, please access My APICS to view your APICS ID number which appears at the top of the page. You must be logged in to the APICS website to access the information.

Not sure if you have an ID number?
Please contact APICS Customer Service at service@apics.org or via phone at 800.444.2742 or 773.867.1778 to verify if a number has already been assigned to you and avoid creating a duplicate record.

Need an APICS ID number?
Please access the Register page on the APICS web site. Fill out the required form and an email will be sent to you with your ID number. You do not need to be an APICS member to have an APICS ID number.

To review the policies and procedures for taking an APICS exam, please see our
bulletins page.

To schedule your exam appointment with our test vendors, you will need to request an Authorization to Test (ATT). Before you submit a request, please verify that your first and last names in your APICS profile match the identification that you will present at the test center. A list of valid forms of identification are listed below. You can view your profile in My APICS. There, you have the ability to change your last name.  If you must update your first name, you can contact APICS Customer Service at service@apics.org, 1-800-444-2742 or +1-773-867-1777.

Access the Authorization to Test Request Form

Required Identification

You will need to bring two forms of identification to the testing site. The first and last names on the primary and secondary identifications presented at the test center must match the first and last names identified here in order to receive admittance to the testing center. If you do not bring the required forms of identification on exam day or the name you register with does not match your identification, you will be denied admission to the examination and will forfeit the exam fee. 

Acceptable forms of primary identification must include a recent photograph and signature. Examples are listed below:
  • Driver's license (except China)
  • Passport 
  • Military identification
  • Other government-issued photo ID
  • Employee identification card (except China)

Acceptable secondary forms of identification must include your signature. Examples are listed below:

  • Credit card
  • Check cashing card
  • Social Security cards are NOT considered acceptable forms of identification.
Please verify that your first and last names match your forms of identification. Your middle name and suffix (if applicable) will be printed on any certificates you earn. You can update your name, telephone number and email address in the APICS database by clicking here.

To find test preparation courses in your area and partner events, go to our APICS Partner and Event Finder page.

Please note that Authorizations to Test are nontransferable between candidates and nonrefundable.