Get Certified in Planning and Inventory Management

Earn 23% more with a CPIM certification

Demonstrate your ability to handle demand variation, supply chain risk and extreme disruption.


The APICS Certified in Planning and Inventory Management (CPIM) program offers candidates a thorough body of knowledge, best practices, and standards to help them respond more effectively to supply disruptions, changes in demand, and supply chain risk.

CPIM meets the needs of both professionals and employers worldwide by enhancing your value to your company and preserving your and your company’s competitiveness in the current global economy.

Why should you earn CPIM?

Consumer demand saw a significant shift as a result of the epidemic, and supply chain weaknesses came to light. Planning is therefore more crucial than ever, and the CPIM program equips you with the knowledge and abilities to meet these difficulties.

The APICS CPIM credential shows that a company has mastered its internal processes and has a thorough understanding of materials management, master scheduling, forecasting, production planning, and how all of these concepts apply throughout the extended supply chain.

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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


  • Planning and Inventory Management
  • Operations
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Procurement
  • Materials Management and Purchasing


CPIM Part 1

  • Module 1: Supply Chain Overview
  • Module 2: Fundamentals of Demand Management
  • Module 3: Plan Supply
  • Module 4: Execute Supply Plan
  • Module 5: Inventory Management
  • Module 6: Continuous Improvement/Quality Management and Technologies

CPIM Part 2

  • 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


CPIM Part 1 and CPIM Part 2 exams must be passed within three years of each other to earn the CPIM designation.

Learning System

APICS 2022 CPIM Self-Study
Exam Prep

  • Digital and printed books (for one year from date of purchase)
  • Online study tools with quizzes, practice exam, learning activities and resource center (instructor support not included)
  • CPIM Exam Content Manual (ECM)

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Certification Exams

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Note: Requires candidates to pass two exams within three years.

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CPIM Part 1 and 2 Learning Systems + Part 1 and 2 Exams with Membership

  • CPIM Exam Part 1 and Part 2 Learning System and exam vouchers
  • Digital and printed books (for one year from date of purchase)
  • Online quizzes and test with immediate feedback
  • Online study tools with quizzes, practice exams, learning activities and resource center (instructor support not included)
  • CPIM Exam Content Manual (ECM)