CPIM Certification

The APICS Certified Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) Certification Program!

The APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) program provides you with the ability to understand and evaluate production and inventory activities within a company's global operations.

The APICS CPIM program benefits designees worldwide
  • APICS CPIM is preferred by thousands of employers worldwide.
  • More than 100,000 professionals since 1973 have earned the APICS CPIM designation.
  • APICS CPIM helps you master essential terminology, concepts, and strategies related to
    • demand management
    • procurement management
    • supplier planning
    • material requirements planning
    • capacity planning
    • sales and operations planning
    • master scheduling
    • performance measurements
    • supplier relationships
    • quality control
    • continuous improvement

APICS CPIM education is essential if you are involved in:

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


An APICS CPIM designation will help you:

  • 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 manage global supply chain activities
  • gain knowledge to apply principles ERP software to cover various critical functions within your organization
  • earn customer satisfaction by delivering Lean/Just-in-Time products and services
  • enhance your credibility within your organization
  • create consistency and foster collaboration through best practices, common terminology, and corporate-wide communication.

Classes and Exam Schedules

Classes are held at Schoolcraft college in Livonia Michigan.

To inquire about holding classes on site at your location, please contact us at classes@apicsdet.org.

To Register, please call APICS Greater Detroit Chapter at 248-663-2416, M-F, from 8:30 am to 4:30 p.m.

2017 CPIM Winter Schedule

 Date Module
February 4, 11 & 18, 2017 Detailed Scheduling & Planning
March 4,11, 18, 25 Basics of Supply Chain Management
April 22 & 29, May 6, 2017 Execution & Control of Operations
June 3, 10, 17, 2017 Strategic Management of Resources
TBD Master Planning of Resources

Class pricing is by Module.  Early bird pricing may be available, to inquire please contact us at classes@apicsdet.org.



To achieve certification, you must pass all of the following exams:

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

Please visit our Authorization to Test page to get started!

APICS offers testing opportunities for APICS CPIM exams across the globe

  • Testing in North America  
    Click here for information on exam dates, locations, and registration fees in North America.
  • Testing outside North America 
    Click here for the APICS International Partner Finder, which contains information on exam dates, locations, and registration fees outside North America.

Learn more about the APICS exam

Important note: APICS CPIM exam scores are valid for 10 years from the date of the exam. You must complete all five APICS CPIM exams within 10 years of taking your first APICS CPIM exam.