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.
Below you will find maintenance requirements and procedures to help guide you through the process. View the APICS certification maintenance bulletins for full maintenance program policies and procedures, including activity categories and point allowances.
Maintaining your certification is easy, and you can submit your maintenance application at any point during your maintenance cycle.
- Log in to your APICS account
- Access the online maintenance application (the application is accessible beginning 30 days after you initially obtain certification)
- 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
APICS performs random audits of certification maintenance applications. The Maintenance Audit Guidelines document will assist you with understanding audit documentation requirements.
Points are obtained from activities that relate to the core areas of the APICS Body of Knowledge. Click the links below to view eligible and ineligible activities and topics.
The APICS Certification Maintenance program allows requirements to be met through multiple sources, including employer-sponsored events and events of related organizations. Here are a few ways you can earn points directly with APICS.
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 final exam with a 75% or higher and you will receive 5 maintenance points. APICS members are eligible for a discount!
APICS Conferences, Seminars and Workshops
Earn professional development points for attending APICS supply chain/operations management events and conferences.
Online APICS Events
Access online webinars and webcasts on supply chain/operations management topics and earn 1 point per educational hour.
Earn 6 points per year of APICS PLUS membership. APICS PLUS members also receive discounted pricing on conferences, workshops, products, services and have access to member-only webinars.