The CPIM program will be reconfigured in 2018. For more information on the planned changes click here.

CERTIFIED IN PRODUCTION AND INVENTORY MANAGEMENT (CPIM) CPIM provides you with the knowledge and skills you need to effectively master the concepts, strategies and terminology to maximize the ROI on your organization’s systems and increase customer satisfaction. With over 107,000 designees around the world, CPIM has been recognized globally as the standard of professional competence in production and inventory management since 1973.

CPIM Modules

Course name:

APICS CPIM Learning System (Parts 1 and 2)

Who should take this course?

The CPIM designation is for professionals who want to gain knowledge, learn skills and best practices required to execute, control and improve all of the internal operations within the four walls of their company.


  • Increase their functional knowledge of production and inventory management
  • Maximize ROI on the systems and technologies within their organization
  • Master the tools they need to effectively improve internal operations
  • Gain knowledge to apply principles of ERP software to cover various critical functions within their organization
  • Increase customer satisfaction by delivering Lean/Just-in-Time products and services
Course description:

The APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) Learning System is a comprehensive professional development and certification preparation training program.  The program combines reading material and interactive web-based study tools and tests plus an optional instructor-led option to enhance your learning effectiveness.

The course prepares you for the CPIM exam – Part 1 and/or Part 2 provides a solid understanding of the CPIM body of knowledge which covers five areas:

  • Basics of Supply Chain Management
  • Strategic Management of Resources
  • Master Planning of Resources
  • Detailed Scheduling and Planning
  • Execution and Control of Operations


CPIM Exam Preparation

The Cincinnati Chapter offers preparation courses in a classroom setting led by knowledgeable and well-trained instructors. Our goal is to hold a class for each exam at least once throughout the year. Although it may help learning the material by starting with Part 1, the modules do not have to be taken in any particular order.

Other ways to prepare for the exams include: APICS Certification Review Workshops, online APICS CPIM review courses, APICS CPIM primary references, or APICS CPIM self-study.

CPIM Exams

Earning the APICS CPIM certification:

There are no eligibility or education requirements.

Schedule and take the CPIM Part1 and CPIM Part 2 exams. (Instructions for completing the application are available at

Pass both parts of CPIM exam.

Number of Exams: Two computer-based exams – CPIM Part 1 and CPIM Part 2.
Exam Format: Each exam part consists of 150 multiple-choice questions answered in 3.5 hours. The computer-based exam is administered through Pearson VUE testing centers worldwide.
Exam Fees:

CPIM Part 1:

  • APICS PLUS member $495 USD
  • APICS CORE member $645USD
  • Nonmember $645 USD

 CPIM Part 2:

  • APICS PLUS member $495USD
  • APICS CORE member $645 USD
  • Nonmember: $645 USD
Exam Application: Apply through APICS online at:
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APICS Certifications and Endorsements: Download this document that outlines the details certifications and endorsements that APICS offers.


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