APICS is the premier professional association for supply chain management.

Expand your supply chain management credentials 

Measuring your progress toward the
APICS Risk Management Education Certificate

APICS offers a comprehensive, forward-looking program that will prepare you to participate in the development of a global risk mitigation strategy. By earning this certificate, you demonstrate your commitment to protecting your employer from supply chain risk and your ability to balance rewards and risks in the decision-making process.

Earning the APICS Risk Management Education Certificate

To earn the certificate, you must complete 12 total contact hours of APICS education 9 from the core topics and 3 from the elective topics. See the accompanying table for specific topic areas. 

Ways to complete educational hours: 

  • APICS Risk Management Seminars
    These 7-hour events give you a comprehensive look at managing, mitigating, and planning for your organization. One APICS Risk Management Seminar gives you 7 of the required 9 core topics toward the APICS Risk Management Education Certificate. 

  • APICS 2016
    By attending key risk sessions at APICS 2016, you can earn core and elective credits toward the APICS Risk Management Education Certificate.

  • APICS Risk Management On-Demand Webinars
    Up to 4 contact hours may be purchased for on-demand viewing via Shop APICS. Available sessions include the additional core topics required (RMC2, RMC3) and two elective (RME3, RME4) topics. Click here to view available on-demand webinars. 

  • APICS Managing Risk Professional Development Meeting (PDM)
    This 1-hour program, presented by APICS chapters and channel partners, provides a high-level overview of risk management and implications across the supply chain. Attendance at this PDM qualifies for 1 hour (RME1) of the required 3 elective topics necessary to earn your certificate.


Tracking your progress toward earning the
APICS Risk Management Education Certificate

Download the APICS Risk Management Education Certificate transcript to log core and elective educational sessions for the certificate. Once you have completed the requirements, submit the transcript to pdadmin@apics.org for processing.

Additional Resources
Interested in learning more? Watch this brief narrated presentation by Gregory L. Schlegel CPIM, CSP, Adjunct Professor at Villanova University and Lehigh University, to learn how to manage and mitigate risk in your supply chain.

To earn the APICS Risk Management Education Certificate, you must complete 1 contact hour in each of the following core required topics: 

  • RMC1 Basics of risk management* 

  • RMC2 Developing risk assessment tools**

  • RMC3 Business continuity planning**

  • RMC4 Assessing risk*

  • RMC5 ERM framework*

  • RMC6 Risk organizational structures*

  • RMC7 Governance, risk and compliance*

  • RMC8 Controlling risk*

  • RMC9 Risk and supply chain management*

  • Plus 1 contact hour each in 3 of the following elective topics: 

  • RME1 Managing risk

  • RME2 Political uncertainty and risk considerations

  • RME3 Assessing currency risk and mitigation strategies**

  • RME4 Vulnerability assessment**

  • *Content for these hours is covered in the APICS Risk Management Seminar

    **Content for these hours is covered in various on-demand APICS Risk Management webinars

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