APICS is the leading professional association for supply chain and operations management.

How to Prepare for the APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) Exams


Whether you are taking your first APICS CPIM exam or your last, APICS offers a variety of ways to prepare for your APICS CPIM exams. Preparation will help

  • give you insights into the concepts and knowledge required of an APICS CPIM designee.
  • combine and tailor your learning options according to your individual learning style.
  • increase your overall exam performance.

APICS CPIM exam preparation options

Leverage the following preparation options to maximize your exam results and expedite the certification process.

APICS channel partner review courses

Local APICS partners offer courses across the globe. APICS chapters in the United States, Canada, and Mexico, and APICS international partners outside North America offer APICS CPIM preparation courses.

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Two ways to prepare online

Instructor-led online courses are offered through Fox Valley Technical College, which provides online APICS CPIM review courses that are interactive and easily navigated, enabling you to learn in your own personal style. All workshops are taught by instructors who have earned APICS certification and have years of supply chain management experience.

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APICS CPIM independent online review courses are easy-to-access anytime day or night to accommodate your demanding schedule. This flexible alternative to classroom-based exam preparation will help move you closer to your goal of earning your APICS CPIM designation.

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Independent study for the APICS CPIM exam

APICS CPIM self-study offers a variety of self-study resources to help you prepare. APICS recommends that you first review the APICS CPIM Exam Content Manual (ECM) that provides an overview of the curriculum with test specifications, test-taking advice, and practice questions and answers. Use the list below to choose the best combination of study methods. 

Preview the APICS CPIM ECM.

APICS CPIM primary references are the sources for all APICS CPIM courses, preparation materials, and exams. Access these materials to ensure you understand APICS CPIM exam concepts. 

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APICS CPIM participant workbooks are a complete, easy-to-use learning and reference tool. Each participant guide includes the section of the APICS CPIM Exam Content Manual related to the particular module.

In addition to your printed APICS CPIM participant guide, APICS has developed APICS CPIM Study Tools—an online learning environment to help you master the core concepts in this APICS CPIM module. This online tool contains presentation slides and assessments to complement your APICS CPIM learning experience. 

Learn more about APICS CPIM Study Tools.

APICS CPIM Basics of Supply Chain Management printed participant workbook.
APICS CPIM Basics of Supply Chain Management e-Download participant workbook.

APICS CPIM Master Planning of Resources printed participant workbook.
APICS CPIM Master Planning of Resources e-Download participant workbook.

APICS CPIM Detailed Scheduling and Planning printed participant workbook.
APICS CPIM Detailed Scheduling and Planning e-Download participant workbook.

APICS CPIM Execution and Control of Operations printed participant workbook.
APICS CPIM Execution and Control of Operations e-Download participant workbook.

APICS CPIM Strategic Management of Resources printed participant workbook.
APICS CPIM Strategic Management of Resources e-Download participant workbook.

APICS CPIM study notes: Author Brian Willcox, CFPIM, CIRM, draws on more than 30 years of practical experience in materials management to present this information in an easy-to-understand, conversational format.

APICS CPIM Study Notes Series (Includes all 5 modules)
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APICS CPIM Study Notes:

  • Basics of Supply Chain Management
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  • Master Planning of Resources
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  • Detailed Scheduling and Planning
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  • Execution and Control of Operations
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  • Strategic Management of Resources
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Datachem study aids: If you find it easier to learn in an interactive, computerized environment, this electronic study aid, designed by Datachem Software Inc., will prepare you for certification with practice questions and answers, and technical explanations of all the required exam information.

Datachem Series (Includes all 5 modules)
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Datachem:

  • Datachem Basics of Supply Chain Management
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  • Datachem Master Planning of Resources
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  • Datachem Detailed Scheduling and Planning
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  • Datachem Execution and Control of Operations
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  • Datachem Strategic Management of Resources
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Are you looking for a solution to train many staff members?
Consider a Datachem PIM Site License.

Home-study courses from the MGI Management Institute provide you with a solid, professional-level understanding of the entire manufacturing field. The courses are designed to help you develop your knowledge and skills in the essential areas of materials management. Completion of each home-study course will require approximately 25 to 30 hours.

MGI CPIM Home Study Series (Includes all 5 modules)
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MGI Study Courses:

  • Basics of Supply Chain Management
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  • Master Planning of Resources
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  • Detailed Scheduling and Planning
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  • Execution and Control of Operations
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  • Strategic Management of Resources
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Contact a representative with questions about APICS CPIM exam preparation today