How to Take APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) Exams

APICS CPIM designees are recognized by their employers, are recruited by organizations that value a highly skilled workforce, and are paid on average 16 percent more than their counterparts without the designation, according to the Operations Management Employment Outlook.

To earn your APICS CPIM designation, you must pass five exams. After earning your APICS CPIM designation, you will be required to maintain it according to APICS certification maintenance policies.

If you are in the process of earning your APICS CPIM designation, you will need to

  • select the appropriate testing location depending on your geographic location.
  • determine which exams are outstanding for you.

Testing in North America (United States, Canada, and Mexico)

Click here for information on exam dates, locations, and registration fees within the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

Testing Outside North America

Click here for the APICS international partner finder which contains information on exam dates, locations, and registration fees outside North America.

Candidates in the process of earning the APICS CPIM designation:

APICS CPIM exam scores are valid for 10 years from the date of the exam. If you tested prior to August 31, 2003, this tool will assist you in identifying which of the current APICS CPIM exams you must take in order to earn your designation.