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

Activities NOT Eligible for APICS Professional Development Points

Below are activities that are not acceptable to earn development points:

  • Any class on presentation skills, public speaking, best teaching practices, or prerequisites and basic requirements for business classes
  • APICS certification program administrative tasks, such as changes to the course content
  • Non-APICS exams (for example, the Certified Purchasing Manager)
  • Managing a booth at a conference
  • Reading websites, books or listening to audiotapes
  • Work experience
  • Content added to a web site is not considered published work
  • Basic computer courses
  • MS Suite courses (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook and Publisher)