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APICS Announces Certification Resources for Supply Chain Professionals

March/April 2016

Education Selector and Self-Study Courses Make Professional Development More Accessible

CHICAGO – March 1, 2016 – Today APICS, the premier professional association for supply chain management, announced the launch of self-study courses for the APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) program and the ‘Which Program Is Right for Me?’ education selector tool for all APICS designations. The new resources make it easier for supply chain professionals to select and obtain industry credentials that will improve their long-term career success. 

The new education selector is a means to help people interested in APICS education and credential programs quickly identify the program and method of study that will best meet their needs. Once an individual identifies the best program for their needs, the tool makes it easy to begin on the path to education or certification.

In addition, APICS realized that self-study is the preferred educational option for many certification candidates so the association introduced the APICS CPIM Self-Study Kit and APICS Online Powered By Accenture. Both the self-study kit and online course include the APICS CPIM Exam Content Manual (ECM), which provides an outline of each exam’s body of knowledge and references. In addition to the ECM, both options include the CPIM Exam Simulator, an online tool designed to help candidates prepare and familiarize themselves with the computer-based exams. This tool has more than 300 practice questions per module, with a self-paced, timed and final exam simulator to help candidates be successful when they take CPIM exams.

“Deciding which certification program to pursue is a big decision. The most common questions we receive are about how to choose the most appropriate certification program and preparation method,” said APICS CEO, Abe Eshkenazi, CSCP, CAE, CPA. “We created the education selector tool to help individuals access the information they need to make the best choices. In addition, we’ve had several requests for a CPIM self-study method. We added new resources to enable candidates to achieve their education and career goals efficiently and with more flexibility.”

For more information on APICS’s education programs and to learn which certification is best suited to your needs, please visit the Which Program is Right for Me? tool. To review self-study materials please visit the website.


APICS is the premier professional association for supply chain management and the leading provider of research, education and certification programs that elevate supply chain excellence, innovation and resilience. APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM), APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) and APICS Supply Chain Operations Reference Professional (SCOR-P) designations set the industry standard. With over 45,000 members and more than 300 channel partners, APICS is transforming the way people do business, drive growth and reach global customers. For more information, visit

Media contact:
Kris Johnston   
INK Public Relations


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