Earn an endorsement to demonstrate your skills and knowledge of supply chain best practices. APICS Endorsements are globally recognized education programs that acknowledge the completion of thorough coursework in the areas of supply chain, operations or logistics management. APICS offers the following endorsements:
An endorsement is a credential awarded through the delivery of a proctored exam and represents achievement of a specialized skill in an industry Body of Knowledge by passing an exam. Individuals achieving an APICS Endorsement are allowed use of a post-nominal acronym and are not required to comply with a maintenance program to keep the Endorsement active. APICS Endorsement credentials are viewable in the APICS Credential Verification system
What is the difference between certification and endorsement?
Content for a certification is defined by standards of knowledge, skills, and competencies for an industry’s job role. The standard is independent of a specific class, course or education/training program. Candidates who pass a psychometrically validated, legally defensible certification exam in a high-stakes proctored environment are granted a time-limited credential which requires maintenance to remain current in the industry’s body of knowledge.
Content for an endorsement is defined by best practices for a specialized skill. These best practices may be comprehensively provided in a focused educational program. Candidates who pass the endorsement exam have exhibited a thorough content understanding with the ability to apply best practice learning outcomes.