APICS is the leading professional association for supply chain and operations management.

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


APICS will be streamlining its exam payment, registration and scheduling processes. Please visit our Authorization to Test page to get started!

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:

  • the APICS CPIM, CFPIM, or CIRM; or C.P.M., CSM, or CPSM designations plus two years of related business experience*, or
  • bachelor's degree or equivalent** plus two years of related business experience, or
  • five years of related business experience.

*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

The APICS CSCP exam is administered through Pearson VUE, an independent service provider and expert in providing knowledge measurement services. To schedule your APICS CSCP exam, please access your My APICS account and navigate to Exam Authorizations and Credits under the Certifications tab.

Exam fees

APICS members $630 (US)
Nonmembers $830 (US)
Retake Fee* $450 (US)
*If you did not pass your previous APICS CSCP exam, or your cancellation from your previous APICS CSCP exam was not approved, you qualify for the retake fee.


Exam dates

2014

March 22 – May 10

July 5 – August 23

November 1 – December 20


2015

March 21 – May 9

July 11 – August 29

October 31 – December 19