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Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM)

Thousands of employers worldwide look for the CPIM designation when making critical hiring decisions. These companies know that CPIM designees have the proven knowledge and skills to strategically streamline operations. Are you ready to distinguish yourself in supply chain management?

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Start your CPIM journey today!

Earn the CPIM designation and join more than 100,000 professionals since 1973 who have mastered the essential technology, concepts, and strategies related to production and inventory management.


Why you should earn the CPIM designation

  • Increase your salary - on average designees see a 12% increase
  • Improve your hiring potential by 65%
  • Maximize ROI on the systems and technologies
  • Reduce your organization's costs
  • Provide more value to your organization
  • Understand how to increase customer satisfaction
  • Build your credibility and set yourself apart from peers                                                              
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Celeste Ayers, CPIM, CSCP
Division Sourcing and Procurement Manager, Parker Hannifin

How to earn the CPIM

Candidates must pass two CPIM exams within 3 years to earn the CPIM designation and are required to maintain the CPIM designation every five years.

APICS offers a variety of  ways to prepare for your exam depending on your preferred method of learning.

  • Self-Study with the CPIM Learning System
  • Instructor-Led classroom courses are offered by APICS recognized instructors worldwide
  • Instructor-Supported courses are offered through Fox Valley Technical College

Once you’ve prepared for the exam, schedule and take the CPIM exam at a location near you.

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  • Prepare for the CPIM Exam

    APICS offers a variety of resources to build candidates’ knowledge of the CPIM subject matter and support CPIM exam preparation.

  • CPIM Exam Process

    Learn more about the CPIM exams, including specifics on exam content, exam locations and fees and how to purchase an Authorization to Test (ATT) form.

  • Schedule Your CPIM Exam

    Ready to schedule your exam? Find exam dates and testing locations around the world.