CPIM Certification

Since 1973, the CPIM (Certified in Production and Inventory Management) program has educated more than 90,000 manufacturing professionals on essential terminology, concepts, and strategies related to demand management, procurement and supplier planning, material requirements planning, capacity requirements planning, sales and operations planning, master scheduling, performance measurements, supplier relationships, quality control, and continuous improvement.

Are you interested in obtaining your CPIM?

Contact Todd N. Sabin, CPIM, CSCP
Email: [email protected]

“According to a recent purchasing.com survey, professionals with APICS certifications earn an average of 9 percent more than their counterparts.”

Benefits of CPIM

A CPIM education can help you to:

  • Increase your functional knowledge of production and inventory management.

  • Improve efficiency across the processes of your organization’s supply chain.

  • Streamline operations through accurate forecasting.

  • Predict outcomes more accurately.

  • Maximize customer satisfaction by delivering products and services Just-in-Time.

  • Increase profitability by optimizing your organization’s inventory investment.

  • Enhance your credibility among peers, employers, and customers.

Who should earn the CPIM designation?

A CPIM education is essential for professionals involved in:

  • Production and inventory management

  • Operations

  • Supply chain management

  • Procurement

  • Materials management

  • Purchasing

CPIM Modules

Candidates must pass all exams for the following modules:


The APICS CPIM exams will continue to be offered by computer-based testing in North America throughout the year. Specific dates and hours of operation vary by CBT site.

CPIM Exam Preparation

You can prepare for your  CPIM exam in many ways; through APICS Chapter Review Courses, APICS Certification Review Workshops, online APICS CPIM review courses, APICS CPIM primary references, or APICS CPIM self-study.

NOTE: When preparing for exams, all candidates should review the APICS CPIM Exam Content Manual (ECM) which provides an overview of the curriculum with test specifications, test taking advice, key terminology, and questions with answers . Contact the APICS Customer Support to place your order now! Contact Customer Support (773) 867-1777. Please reference Order Number: 09051N-2

CPIM Testing

Domestic CPIM Testing
Information on exam dates, locations, and registration fees for CPIM testing in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

International CPIM Testing
Information on CPIM exams administered internationally (outside the United States, Canada, and Mexico).