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Exam Content Manual (ECM) Previews

Prepare for the APICS CPIM, CSCP or CLTD exams with exam content manual previews


The CPIM, CSCP and CLTD exam content manuals are strongly recommended for APICS certification exam preparation. Download the previews below to help you evaluate your preparedness for specific exams.

NEW CPIM Version 6.0 Part 1 and Part 2 ECM Previews

Each of the CPIM ECM preview documents listed below contain a table that identifies the main topics covered in the exams. The percentages given in the table can be used as a guideline for study purposes. The complete CPIM ECM provides a content outline with more in-depth detail as to the content of the CPIM exams along with key terminology, question format, sample questions, and bibliography for each module.

Legacy CPIM 5 module ECM Version 5.0 previews.

CSCP ECM Preview

The CSCP ECM contains three content areas that have been designed for the CSCP credential. The relative importance of these topics will vary among industries, but the figures contained in the preview show the percentage designated for each section on the exam.

Version 4.0 (2016):

CLTD ECM Preview

The CLTD ECM contains eight content areas that have been designed for the CLTD credential. The relative importance of these topics will vary among industries, but the figures contained in the preview show the percentage designated for each section on the exam.