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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)