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Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM)

Preferred by employers worldwide, the APICS CPIM is recognized globally as the standard of professional competence. Increase functional knowledge of production and inventory management, improve internal operations and increase customer satisfaction. 

Through the CPIM preparation and exam process, you will gain knowledge, learn skills and best practices required to execute, control and improve internal operations within the four walls of your company. 

Why you should earn the CPIM designation

  • Increase your salary - on average designees see a 25% increase
  • Improve your hiring potential by 65%
  • Career advancement
  • Professional growth
  • Increased credibility and recognition
  • Demonstrated commitment to advancing your career and your company’s operations

Read how CPIM has impacted careers and organizations worldwide

Rebecca MacDonell, CPIM, Materials Manager, Valmont Industries

How to earn the CPIM

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

Study with one of our flexible options: 

  • Classroom review courses. Led by APICS instructors through one of our 200 APICS chapters or 100 international partners.
  • Instructor-supported online courses. Provides online APICS CPIM review courses that are interactive and easily navigated.
  • Self-study. Learn on your own anytime, day or night, to accommodate your demanding schedule.

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  • Schedule Your CPIM Exam

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

  • 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.

  • Prepare for the CPIM Exam

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