How would you like to learn?

Whether you are looking for information to get ahead in your career or preparing to take an APICS CPIM exam, APICS offers a variety of ways to learn. To achieve the CPIM certification, you must pass the exams for each of the five modules—Basics of Supply Chain Management, Master Planning of Resources, Detailed Scheduling and Planning, Execution and Control of Operations and Strategic Management of Resources. Exam preparation will help give you insights into production and inventory management activities within a company's global operations. You can combine and tailor your learning options according to your individual learning style.


Learn on your own anytime, day or night, to accommodate your demanding schedule. APICS offers a variety of self-study resources. Use the list below to choose the best combination of study methods.

APICS CPIM Self-Study Kit - This new product presents CPIM information in an easy-to-understand, conversational format. The kit for each CPIM module includes the APICS CPIM Self-Study Guide, Exam Content Manual (ECM) and Exam Simulator. Kits are available in both printed and electronic formats.

APICS Online Powered by Accenture - These online courses cover the CPIM body of knowledge in a convenient and flexible format. Each module contains body of knowledge courses to provide in-depth knowledge of the material, and self-assessment courses to help evaluate the student’s level of understanding and build a custom study plan based on the assessment results. It also includes the APICS CPIM ECM and the Exam Simulator for each module, and a reference sheet to direct the student on how to use the courseware and materials.

APICS CPIM Exam Simulator - The exam simulator is designed to prepare and familiarize candidates with the web-based exams for each of the five CPIM modules. With over 300 practice questions per module, the questions are aligned with the current CPIM Exam Content Manual.


Learn on your own, but with guidance and feedback from an instructor.

Register to learn online with college support - Instructor-supported online courses are offered through Fox Valley Technical College, which provides online APICS CPIM review courses that are interactive and easily navigated. All workshops are taught by instructors who have earned APICS certification and have years of supply chain management experience. Visit Fox Valley Technical College for more information on the APICS CPIM Online Classes.

Learn through a home study course - Develop your knowledge and skills in the essential areas of materials management and integrated resource management through the MGI Management Institute home study correspondence course.


Attend one of our partner's classroom courses offered across the globe.

APICS chapters in the United States, Canada, and Mexico, and APICS international partners outside North America offer APICS CPIM preparation courses. The popular APICS CPIM Participant Workbooks may be supplied by instructors as they are required for instructor-led courses. Please check with partners for purchasing options.

Find an APICS classroom course near you

Purchase the CPIM Participant Workbooks

Which is Right for Me?

For additional information on the CPIM program, view our free CPIM Demo. For a complete comparison of the three approaches, view the Exam Preparation Options

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