APICS is the premier professional association for supply chain management.

APICS Certified Fellow in Production and Inventory Management (CFPIM)

Once you earn your APICS CPIM designation, you are eligible to take your professional credentials to the next level with the APICS Certified Fellow in Production and Inventory Management (CFPIM) program. The APICS CFPIM designation is awarded to an elite group of professionals who share their knowledge with others through presenting, publishing, teaching, and participating in other professional development activities.

Complete the APICS CFPIM application and instructions

Submit your completed APICS CFPIM application and supporting documentation

APICS CFPIM Activities


Earn points for any talk given either before an APICS or non-APICS audience, including the APICS International Conference & Expo presentations, APICS national or regional conference talks, non-APICS conferences, dinner meetings, or workshop presentations.

Published work

Eligible works include any article in APICS magazine, the Production and Inventory Management (P&IM) Journal, Journal of Operations Management, or an article in a non-APICS magazine or journal on the subject of the APICS CPIM body of knowledge.

Classroom instruction

Claim one point for each hour of classroom instruction made to an APICS audience or non-APICS audience as long as the content relates to the APICS body of knowledge.

Additional activities

Earn points for officially sanctioned APICS CPIM workshops or for contributing to the expansion of the CPIM program. For example, participate in the APICS courseware review.

Maintain your APICS CFPIM designation

To maintain the currency of your hard-earned APICS CFPIM designation, you must participate in the APICS Certification Maintenance program.

"Earning APICS' CPIM and CFPIM designations has enhanced my credibility as a knowledge resource in demand and supply chain management both inside and outside DuPont Company."

Stephen T. Desirey, CFPIM
Manager, Business Planning SAP