Certified in Planning and Inventory Management (CPIM)

Upcoming classes: 

CPIM Part 1 - Start your CPIM journey with universally recognized entry-level supply chain training. Learn the Basics of Supply Chain Management and prepare for the CPIM Part 1 exam.

The next start date for this class will be Fall 2022.

CPIM Part 2 - Complete your CPIM preparation journey. Prepare for the CPIM Part 2 exam with comprehensive training for internal operations covering master planning, detailed scheduling, execution and strategic management of resources.

Instructor-Led Course Start Date: Wednesday, February 2, 2022
Length of Course: 13 weeks
Wednesdays from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. EST
Cost: $2,295
ASCM Membership Fee: $220 *only required if you aren't an ASCM member
Delivery: Virtual and/or In Person

Register here.

*CPIM Part 1 and CPIM Part 2 exams must be passed within three years of each other to earn the CPIM designation. To maintain your CPIM designation you must submit a certification maintenance application every five years.  Learn more about the CPIM exam process.

Why should I earn the CPIM?

Earning the APICS CPIM demonstrates mastery of an organization's internal operations and an in-depth understanding of the Fundamentals of Demand Management, Plan Supply, Executing the Supply Plan, Inventory Management, Continuous Improvement and Quality Management and Technologies, Strategy and S&OP.  The certification provides the knowledge to apply this information across the extended suppy chain.  Certified employees can increase their salaries by 25%.  APICS certifications can improve hiring potential by as much as 65%.

After earning the CPIM you will be able to:

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

What will I study?

The CPIM Learning System content is divided into 14 modules across two parts.  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.

  • CPIM Part I
    • Module 1: Supply Chain Overview
    • Module 2: Fundamentals of Demand Management
    • Module 3: Plan Supply
    • Module 4: Executing the Supply Plan
    • Module 5: Inventory Management
    • Module 6: Continuous Improvement and Quality Management and Technologies
  • CPIM Part II
    • Module 1: Strategy
    • Module 2: Sales and Operations Planning
    • Module 3: Demand
    • Module 4: Supply 
    • Module 5: Inventory
    • Module 6: Detailed Schedules
    • Module 7: Distribution
    • Module 8: Quality, Continuous Improvement, and Technology

* Students must pass two exams to become certified. The exams are each made up of 150 multiple-choice questions within a 3.5 hour time limit.

How will I study?

The CPIM Learning System is a comprehensive program that combines print and online reading materials, online practice tests and interactive study tools to ensure that you are prepared for the CPIM Exam. Choose from three flexible study options that fit your schedule and learning style: Self-Study, Instructor-Led or Corporate/Group Learning. Each option is based around the CPIM Learning System.

Learn more at ascm.org/cpim