• One comprehensive system to prepare you for CPIM certification.
  • Streamlined content with targeted learning tools and practice questions.
  • Customized study plan to identify and focus on topics that need review.
  • Practical knowledge and skills to benefit your career and your employer immediately.


The APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) program is recognized worldwide as the standard in production and inventory control, a critical function within an organization for reducing costs and achieving a competitive edge. The CPIM designation is earned by successfully completing two exams demonstrating competency in production and inventory management.

Through the CPIM preparation and exam process, you will gain knowledge, learn skills and best practices required to execute, control and improve internal operations within the four walls of your company.

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

Earning the designation demonstrates 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


Earning the CPIM credential makes you a recognized expert in internal operations for your organization. Your commitment and effort demonstrates your high level of knowledge and skills to your employer and colleagues. Certification makes you a more valuable asset to your organization, boosting your career and keeping your organization more competitive in today’s economy. Wherever your career takes you, your CPIM certification defines you as an internal operations expert and leader.

More than 105,000 professionals in 107 countries have earned an APICS CPIM designation.

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Your day is full of critical decisions, so we made this one easy. Prepare for the CPIM exams with the new APICS CPIM Learning System. This comprehensive program combines reading materials with online practice tests and interactive study tools to ensure you’re prepared for the CPIM exams.

Simplified and Focused Preparation: Specifically designed to condense the time it takes to prepare for the CPIM exam with CPIM-focused content, learning tools and practice questions.

Practical and Efficient Training: Start your studies today and build the knowledge and skills to enhance your work performance immediately, while minimizing your time away from work, family and community.

New and Relevant Content: Developed by APICS and a team of subject matter experts, this program reflects the new CPIM Part 1 and Part 2 exam structure and the current CPIM Exam Content Manual (ECM).

Flexible Learning Options: Choose a learning environment that best suits your schedule and learning style with individual self-study, instructor-led and corporate/group training options.

Focused Studies: Use the SmartStudy™ plan to customize your study schedule and focus on the topics you need to master to complete the certification process.

Ongoing Reference: Use the APICS CPIM Learning System print materials as a valuable day-to-day reference that can provide answers to a wide range of supply chain and business challenges.


The APICS CPIM Learning System combines reading materials available in print and electronic formats with online interactive tools to gain internal operational knowledge or prepare for your CPIM exam.


The APICS CPIM Learning System teaches the entire APICS CPIM Exam Content Manual (ECM), divided into CPIM Part 1 and Part 2. Choose to purchase individually or as a complete bundle, that includes both exams, to meet your professional development or certification goals.

The reading materials highlight concepts outlined in the ECM but also provide real-world examples of the concepts in action. The concepts and best practices you learn will help you elevate your job performance, drive improvement in the efficiency of planning and operations, and make a positive impact on your organization’s overall bottom line.

The reading materials can be accessed in print, online via an embedded ereader or downloaded for study offline. Progress check questions ensure you are retaining what you learn. Visit to read a sample excerpt.


The APICS CPIM Learning System offers an all-in-one streamlined program designed to prepare you for the updated format of the CPIM certification exam. These online learning tools provide a personal path to success through interactive web-based study tools that test your understanding and retention of the topics learned in the reading materials. You have access to all the web-based study tools for one year.


  • Complete the Pretest to determine your current knowledge and identify areas for improvement.
  • Create a SmartStudy plan using your Pretest results to identify your most challenging topics and estimate study time.


  • Access the online or offline electronic version of the reading materials to view content on the go.
  • Take the Section Quizzes to test knowledge retention and receive immediate feedback.
  • Interact with real-life scenarios in a Case Study designed to help reinforce key concepts.
  • Study Flashcards to reinforce your memory of key terms, concepts, and definitions.
  • Review Reports to track your results and progress.


  • Complete a Posttest with content drawn from the APICS CPIM ECM.
  • Complete the Practice Exams that are weighted and timed to mirror the computer-based CPIM exams to gain experience and confidence.
  • Access additional information about the certification exam, study tools, and test-taking tips.


Download a complimentary copy of the APICS CPIM Exam Content Manual and access certification information, exam study tools, printable flashcards, program updates, and more.


APICS Grand Rapids offers instructor-led course which format combines the APICS CPIM Learning System with the expert guidance of an experienced instructor.

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Program Benefits

  • Led by experienced and certified instructors.
  • Classroom environment ensures that you will stay on track with your studies.
  • Peer discussions help reinforce learning materials.
  • Tuition reimbursement may be available from your employer or through government funding.


Educate small or large groups through self-study learning or instructor-led classes at your facility.

Whether participants are local to one site or geographically dispersed, structured learning and online group reporting helps track progress and document learning gain to maximize your training investment.

Program Benefits

  • Customized instructor-led programs to meet the specific needs of your organization.
  • Promote a common operations and planning language across your entire organization.
  • Volume discounts available for in-house course at your place of business.

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By taking and passing the CPIM exams, you demonstrate your commitment to your career and mastery of knowledge within a company’s production and inventory activities.

Decide that the CPIM is right for you and commit to your goal.
There are no eligibility requirements for earning the CPIM designation so you can get started right away.

Choose a learning option that suits your learning style.
The APICS CPIM Learning System is the foundation for all preparation options. Whether you prefer to study on your own or want the guidance and networking benefits of taking a course, there is a learning style to fit your needs. See above for more information on learning options.

Schedule your exam.
Depending on where you are at with your CPIM journey, complete an Authorization to Test to purchase the Part 1 or Part 2 exam. Review the APICS Exam Handbook at for full details on exam process and procedures. For information about exam fees and to apply online, visit

Take the exam and receive your results.
Each CPIM exam part consists of 150 questions answered in 3.5 hours. Exams are delivered via computer-based testing (CBT) at test sites around the world. Visit Pearson VUE at to find the exam location nearest you.

Receive your results immediately after completing each exam part. After passing CPIM Part 1 and CPIM Part 2 exams, start using your new CPIM credential to set yourself apart.

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