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 112,000 designees around the world, CPIM has been recognized globally as the standard of professional competence in production and inventory management since 1973.

Your investment will continue to reward your efforts; your certification goes where you go and leads to recognition and respect for your abilities as a supply chain professional.



CPIM is essential for professionals working in:

  • Production and inventory management
  • Operations
  • Supply chain management
  • Procurement
  • Materials management
  • Purchasing
  • Planning

Why you should earn the CPIM designation.

  • Increase your salary – on average designees see a 27% increase
  • Improve your hiring potential by 65%
  • Maximize ROI on systems and technologies
  • Reduce your organization’s costs
  • Provide more value to your organization
  • Build your credibility and set yourself apart from peers

How to earn the CPIM

Candidates must pass two exams (part 1 and Part 2) within 3 years to earn the CPIM certification, and are required to maintain the CPIM designation every five years.

We offer a variety of ways to prepare for your exam depending on your preferred method of learning.

  • Self-Study with the CPIM Learning System
  • Instructor-led classroom courses offered by APICS-recognized instructors worldwide

CPIM exam preparation

Your journey begins with the CPIM Learning Systems for the Part 1 and Part 2 exams.

The CPIM Learning System is a comprehensive preparation option that builds on your strengths and improves your knowledge.
Choose the learning option that works best for you, instructor-led classes or study independently at your own pace.
Take the exams. CPIM designees must successfully pass two exams to earn the CPIM certification.