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What is eligible for maintenance points?

The maintenance process and activities were updated in 2018 to provide certification holders with a streamlined point structure and new point activities. There are now two activity categories to earn your certification professional development points and new eligible activities that include relevant project management work, reading relevant books and participating in the APICS Mentorship Program.

Relevant Topics

There are many relevant maintenance topics that qualify for professional development points. We suggest you review the eligible relevant maintenance topics, along with the ineligible activities to ensure that you are participating in activities that qualify for your certification maintenance.

Qualifying Webinars

We’ve made it easy for you to earn points for viewing qualified APICS webinars. Choose from the two playlists below to select from a variety of webinars that qualify for 1 point per hour viewed toward your certification maintenance.

Certification Maintenance Handbook

Review the APICS Certification Maintenance Handbook to ensure that you are familiar with maintenance program policies and procedures prior to submitting your maintenance application. The handbook will help you determine which category your activities fall under and the number of points you can claim.

If you have any additional questions regarding the maintenance program, please contact APICS Customer Service at 1.800.444.2742 or 1.773.867.1777 or email


The APICS offices are closing at 11:00 am CT on Friday, December 14. We will re-open at 6:00 am CT on Monday, December 17. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes.

System Maintenance

The Pearson VUE Hub will be down at 5:00 pm CT Saturday, December 15 until 2:00 am CT Sunday, December 16. Exams cannot be scheduled during this time. Please contact Pearson VUE at 866-583-8949 or with questions.