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APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) Exam in North America

For information on the APICS CSCP exam and testing procedures in North America, please visit our bulletins page, where you can download the North American APICS CSCP Certification Bulletin. It provides the latest facts, requirements, and changes that impact your exams.

Step one: apply for eligibility

All candidates need to apply for eligibility before taking the APICS CSCP exam. You must obtain eligibility before scheduling your APICS CSCP CBT exam. This can take approximately two weeks. Eligibility requirements for the APICS CSCP designation are:

  • 3 years of related business experience or
  • Bachelor’s degree or the international equivalent*, or
  • CPIM, CFPIM, CIRM, SCOR-P, C.P.M., CSM or CPSM designations

*APICS defines the international equivalent of a Bachelor’s degree as the level of study that would qualify an individual for a graduate program in the country where the undergraduate degree was earned.

*Related business experience is work that directly connects to some aspect of the supply chain, including:

  • raw materials extraction
  • transportation and logistics
  • procurement
  • manufacturing
  • warehousing
  • distribution
  • retail
  • customer service
  • software design and support
  • management
  • sales
  • quality control
  • skilled craft work (technician)

You will not qualify if you are in a clerical or administrative support position such as:

  • data entry
  • duplicating machine operator
  • file clerk
  • office machine operator
  • secretary
  • telephone operator
  • order clerk/unskilled labor position

**Equivalent of a bachelor's degree is defined as a level of study that would qualify you for a graduate program in the country where the undergraduate degree was earned.

Step two: request an Authorization to Test (ATT)

You must request and receive an Authorization to Test (ATT) email before scheduling an exam. Please carefully review the information in this email. If any information is incorrect, or needs to be updated, please contact APICS at exams@apics.org. Please have your APICS ID and authorization ID available.

Step three: schedule your APICS CSCP exam in North America

  1. Schedule your exam by logging in to your My APICS account.
  2. Navigate to the My APICS Certifications tab and click to expand Exam Authorizations and Credits.
  3. Click the link to the exam you choose to schedule, reschedule or cancel. 

For step by step scheduling instructions, please visit the APICS Pearson VUE scheduling tutorial or contact a Pearson VUE representative if you need additional assistance.

Exam fees

APICS PLUS members $695 (US)
APICS CORE members $915 (US)
Nonmembers $915 (US)
Retake Fee* $450 (US)
*In order to qualify for the retake fee, you must have sat and taken the CSCP exam and received a result of Pass or Fail.

Exam dates


March 19 – May 7*

July 09 – August 27*

September 03 – October 15*

October 29 – December 17


4 March – 6 May

8 July – 26 August

2 September – 14 October

28 October – 23 December

*Candidates who have studied with the 2015 CSCP courseware, the 2015 exam will be available to schedule the first three windows of 2016.