The APICS Certified in Planning and Inventory Management (CPIM) provides a comprehensive body of knowledge, best practices and standards to allow candidates to better respond to supply disruptions, respond to demand variations and manage supply chain risk.

NOTE: CPIM 8.0 streamlines the learning and exam steps to earn CPIM certification. With CPIM 8.0, there is only one class and one exam needed to pass. The one exam will include all the topics and terms for the current CPIM Part 1 and CPIM Part 2 exams.

Although the scope of the CPIM program remains the same, the depth of the knowledge is aligned more closely with the previous Part 2 exam content outline.

Earning the APICS CPIM demonstrates mastery of an organization’s internal operations and an in-depth understanding of materials management, master scheduling, forecasting, production planning and how it applies across the extended supply chain.

In addition to the guidance that you will receive in the classroom, you will also receive the APICS CPIM Learning System. The Learning System provides access to both printed and digital materials. The online platform also includes learning activities, a personalized study experience, microlearning, and convenient access to reading materials.


This course would be of interest to a Supply Chain professional wanting to enhance career opportunities up to Management level and beyond.

Professional development is highly valued by employers. Employees with just one certification, certificate or credential earn 17% more than those without. APICS
certification is particularly in demand, as people with at least one APICS certification earn 25% more than those without.

Additionally, more than just a supply chain degree is needed to increase one’s value in the field. Professionals with a BA in supply chain and an APICS certification earn 18% more than those with a supply chain BA alone.


There are no formal prerequisites for this course, but experience in Supply Chain, such as Operations, Inventory, Planning, or Procurement would be beneficial.


This course will cover topics such as:

  • Supply Chains and Strategy
  • Sales and Operations Planning
  • Demand
  • Supply
  • Detailed Schedules
  • Inventory
  • Distribution
  • Quality, Technology and Continuous Improvement

Learning Goals and results

At the conclusion of the course, the participants will be able to:

  • Increase inventory accuracy and reduce inventory in an efficient manner
  • Improve forecasting
  • Improve the S&OP process
  • Manage and apply capacity resource planning
  • Work more productively with your company’s ERP system

Time Investment

This class is 64 hours of classroom time taken in two 2-hour sessions over a period of 16 weeks.

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