Continuing education (CE)

  • Attending any educational program or course directly related to supply chain and operations management;
    • One instruction hour = 1 point.
    • Half-hour instruction = ½ point.
  • Remote item-writing workshop = 2 points for viewing the webinar and submitting 10 items).
  • Passing cut score study = 5 points.
  • Conferences, seminars, workshops, educational plant tours or webinars. = 1 point per hour.
  • APICS conference full attendance = 24 points.
  • APICS conference partial attendance = 1 point per instructional hour.
  • Live certification item-writing workshop, full attendance mandatory = 16 points for a two-day workshop.
  • Remote item-writing workshop;
    •  CPIM maintenance = 1 point per approved item for a maximum of 10 points per year.
    •  CFPIM maintenance: 1 point per approved item for a maximum of 10 points per maintenance cycle.
  • District or channel partner meeting with an educational component = 1 point per hour of instruction.
  • Professional development program (e.g., channel partners or district) = 1 point per hour of instruction.
  • APICS CPIM review course = 1 point per hour of instruction
  • Courses offered by degree-granting institutions of higher education = 1 point per hour of instruction. Failed courses do not earn points.
  • Training programs sponsored candidate’s company or other independent organizations, (e.g., Supply Chain Council (SCC), Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), Institute for Supply Management (ISM), Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) and others). = 1 point per hour of instruction.
  • A three-credit college/university course = 48 points (3 hours x 16 weeks = 48 hours).
  • Home-study courses (including APICS-MGI Management Institute and ISM home-study courses) =  3 points.
  • Courses with approved continuing education units (CEU) award 3 points per CEU credit (a course authorized for 3 CEUs awards 9 points).
  • APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) program:
    • Certificate of completion for the APICS CSCP Learning System = 30 points.
    • Learning System with instructor-led course = 40 points.
    • Passing the APICS CSCP exam = 20 points.