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APICS to launch electronic certificate delivery

By APICS Certification | 0 | 0 | April 28, 2014

This spring, APICS will begin offering free electronic certificates to all qualified designees. This will save paper and provide instant access to APICS certificates. 

Upon launch of this new service, APICS will notify designees when they pass an exam. This notification will include instructions on how to request any applicable certificate. There will be two delivery options:
  1. Download a free electronic certificate from the individual’s account
  2. Request a free hard copy certificate; shipping fees may apply

Electronic Certificate FAQs

Q. If I earned my CPIM or CSCP certification before the launch, can I still receive an electronic certificate?

A. Yes. You may download free electronic certificates from your account as long as your certification is in current status.

Q. If I request a hard copy certificate, will I be charged a fee?

A. The first copy shipped by United States Postal Service (USPS) is free. However, after the first free copy, shipping fees apply. 

Q. What are the shipping costs for hard copy certificate orders?

A. Your first hard copy request is shipped free via USPS. However, if you request shipping of the first hard copy with tracking by United Parcel Service (UPS), shipping fees will be charged. The USPS shipping charge is deducted from the UPS fee. This credit will be displayed at checkout. 

For subsequent duplicate orders, you will be charged regular USPS or UPS shipping fees. 

Q. I live in the UK. Will the new certificates be available in A4 format?

A. Yes. Electronic and hard copies will be available in both 8.5” x 11” and A4 formats.

Q. When can I download my free electronic certificate?

A. You can download your certificate immediately upon notification that you have passed a qualifying exam. These notifications are sent within 24 hours of taking an exam. 

Q. Which certificates will be available by electronic delivery?

A. The following certificates will be available electronically to eligible candidates:

Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM)
Certified Fellow in Production and Inventory Management (CFPIM)
CPIM Lifetime
CPIM Maintenance
Certified in Integrated Resource Management (CIRM)
Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP)
CSCP Lifetime
CSCP Maintenance
Basics of Supply Chain Management (BSCM)