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.
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 email@example.com, 1-800-444-2742 or +1-773-867-1777.
Access an Authorization to Test Request Form
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)
- 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.