APICS offers a comprehensive, forward-looking program that will prepare you to participate in the development of global risk mitigation strategy.
Individuals who hold the APICS Risk Management certificate have received a required number of educational contact hours in core and elective risk management topics. By earning this certificate, you demonstrate your commitment to protecting your employer from supply chain risk—and balancing anticipated rewards and risks in the decision-making process.
How to earn the APICS Risk Management certificate
To earn the certificate, you must complete 12 contact hours of APICS education in the required and elective topic areas list on the table to the right.
Ways to complete educational hours:
- APICS Risk Management seminars
These seven-hour events give you a comprehensive look at managing, mitigating, and planning for risk at your organization. They include 7 of the 9 required core topics (see table, right) necessary to earn your certificate.
Tip: These events comprise more than half of the educational hours required to earn the certificate. Seminars are offered throughout the year.
- APICS 2013
By attending key risk sessions at APICS 2013, you can earn up to 10 hours of education.
Tip: Plan to attend this annual event to complete the remaining required hours.
- Other APICS conferences
Attend hand-picked sessions at the APICS Asia Supply Chain & Operations conference.
Tip: Check apics.org/conferences for information on upcoming APICS conferences.
Measuring your progress toward the APICS Risk Management certificate
If you attended an APICS Supply Chain Risk Management seminar
By attending the full seminar, you have seven contact hours toward your APICS Risk Management certificate. To complete the requirements to earn the certificate, you must complete five additional contact hours in the following topic areas
Required topic areas
- Developing risk assessment tools
- Business continuity planning
Elective topic areas
- 3 of the 4 elective topic areas offered (see table to the right)
Tip: You can complete the remaining hours at APICS 2013 in Orlando, Florida, USA, or at other educational events.
If you attended risk management sessions at the 2012 APICS International Conference & Expo but DID NOT attend an APICS Supply Chain Risk Management seminar or workshop
By attending these sessions, you have completed up to ten of the twelve required hours to earn this certificate. To complete the required hours, you can attend future APICS conferences, such as APICS 2013 and the APICS Asia Supply Chain & Operations conference. You also may attend APICS Supply Chain Risk Management seminars offered in 2013.
To receive a transcript of the educational hours recorded at the 2012 APICS International Conference & Expo, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.