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CPIM Recertification Exam

Reinstate your expired or suspended APICS CPIM certification

For a limited time, APICS is offering the CPIM recertification exam to individuals whose CPIM credentials have a suspended or expired status. The CPIM recertification exam includes 30 questions taken from four of the five CPIM Modules for a total of 120 multiple-choice items delivered in one, three-hour exam. The fee is equal to just one CPIM exam.

Now is a good time to renew your credential to stay competitive in a growing field and update your production and inventory management skills.

This exam will be available from early February 2014 through December 31, 2014.

Scheduling and taking the exam

All candidates testing worldwide will be required to log in to the APICS website and submit an Authorization to Test Request Form. An ATT is required in order to schedule the exam with the test vendor. ATTs for the CPIM recertification exam will be valid through December 31, 2014.

The cost of the CPIM recertification exam is equivalent to the cost of only one CPIM exam. To review fees, payment options, and scheduling processes for the CPIM recertification exam, download one of the Bulletins below.

Procedures for taking the CPIM recertification exam in North America
Procedures for taking the CPIM recertification exam outside North America

How to prepare for the CPIM recertification exam

APICS has several preparation resources for the limited-time CPIM recertification exam.

Datachem PIM-PREP CD-ROM Single User License. This electronic study aid has helped thousands of professionals achieve certification. Designed by Datachem Software, Inc., PIMprep V7.2 provides keyword search functions, simulated tests, and technical explanations that accelerate learning of the production and inventory management topics. This self-study aid contains more than 1,500 questions covering the five CPIM modules.

Brian Willcox Study Notes Series. Even the best note-takers can benefit from concise notes. Author Brian Willcox, CFPIM, CIRM, draws on more than 30 years of practical experience in materials management to present this information in an easy-to-understand, conversational format. 

2014 APICS CPIM Exam Content Manual. This is a must-have resource for every CPIM exam candidate. Print and e-download versions available.

APICS Dictionary 14th edition. Newly updated edition! Members receive one free e-download.