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

APICS Certification
Maintenance Guidelines

You have worked hard to achieve certification. Keeping your certification up-to-date and active shows your dedication to your career in operations and supply chain management and helps boost your standing within your organization and the industry.

Maintaining your certification is easy, and you can submit your maintenance application at any point in the maintenance cycle:
  • Log in to your APICS account
  • Access the online maintenance application
  • Choose the designation you need to maintain
  • Fill in the number of points you have earned in each category
  • Pay the fee and submit the application

Earn maintenance points with the new CPIM Exam Simulator

The new easy to use and affordable CPIM Exam Simulator offers current CPIM and CSCP designees a new way to earn maintenance points. Purchase the exam simulator through
Shop APICS and pass the exam with a 75% or higher and you will receive 5 maintenance points.

APICS members are eligible for a discount! Visit apics.org/CPIM-Exam-Simulator for additional information on this new product and start earning your points today!

APICS certification maintenance requirements

  APICS CPIM program  APICS CSCP program  APICS CFPIM program
Must earn a total of 75 professional development points every five years  YES  YES  
Must earn a total of 100 professional development points every five years     YES 
If you do not maintain your certification within five years, your credentials are suspended.
With each additional year your certification is suspended, you are required to submit more professional development points to reinstate your certification.
(15 additional points per year required) 
(15 additional points per year required) 
(20 additional points per year required) 
 If you do not maintain certification within five years of suspension, your certification is terminated, and you will be required to retake your exam(s).
 Click here for the online maintenance application      

Helpful information:

  • APICS certification maintenance bulletins

Did you know? You can earn up to 24 points for attending certain APICS conferences and events.
View upcoming APICS events

View frequently asked questions for more detailed information or contact certification@apics.org.