Professional development points are obtained from activities that relate to the core areas of the APICS Body of Knowledge. We recognize that individuals are at various levels in their careers and provide multiple sources and a variety of professional development activities for maintaining APICS credentials.
Read the APICS Maintenance Handbook to ensure you are familiar with maintenance program policies and procedures prior to submitting your maintenance application. The handbook will help you determine which category your activities fall under and the number of points you can claim. A quick overview of maintenance requirements by certification is below.
Once you have reviewed the maintenance bulletin and requirements, maintain your credential in 5 Easy Steps.
An online certification verification tool is available to provide prospective employers and other stakeholders with a simple, easy way to verify an individual’s certification status. Candidates who require verification of their own credentials for personal use can view a detailed report through My APICS.
Click the links below to view the eligible and ineligible maintenance activities and topics:
Maintenance is no longer required. The CTL Certification has been discontinued. All current and new CTL certifications earned prior to January 1, 2016 have been converted to lifetime and no longer expire.
Maintenance is no longer required. The PLS Certification has been discontinued. All current and new PLS certifications earned prior to January 1, 2016 have been converted to lifetime and no longer expire.
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