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Define Yourself as an Operations Leader With CPIM Certification

Earn the APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) and prove your knowledge of internal operations, and demonstrate value to colleagues and employers looking for a competitive edge in today’s global economy.

Prepare for the CPIM credential certification with Piedmont Triad APICS.  See youtube video information about this certification.

Commit to Your Career

The APICS CPIM credential offers growth, advancement and recognition. This credential is based on global research involving employers and practicing operations professionals at all levels to ensure APICS maintains an industry-leading level of excellence and relevance in our ever-evolving business environment.  

To maintain this level of excellence and relevancy, APICS brought together subject-matter experts in the operations profession to review the CPIM program, which shaped the 2018 updates. The program has been updated to condense the time it takes to earn the CPIM credential with new CPIM-focused content, learning tools and practice questions developed to ensure practical and efficient training.

Becoming a CPIM proves your internal operations knowledge, competency and value to colleagues and to employers looking for a competitive edge in today’s global economy. Wherever your career takes you, your CPIM certification defines you as an internal operations expert and leader.

Start Your CPIM Certification Journey

  1. Decide that the CPIM is right for you – there are no eligibility or work experience requirements to consider.
  2. Commit to certification by purchasing the CPIM Part 1 Authorization to Test (ATT) valid for 6 months.
  3. Prepare for and pass CPIM Part 1: Basics of Supply Chain Management.
  4. Prepare for and pass CPIM Part 2 to complete your CPIM credential and leverage your certification.

For complete certification details, visit apics.org/cpim

Who can benefit from the program?

■ People seeking in-depth knowledge of their company’s internal operations, production and inventory management.

■ Employees hoping to boost productivity and collaboration.

■ Managers working to improve operations, increase customer satisfaction and company profits.

■ Operations professionals looking to secure their career.

Why You Need to Earn the APICS CPIM Designation:

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 

  • assist you in maximizing 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 and in the profession

  • create consistency and foster collaboration through best practices, common terminology, and corporate-wide communication.

Did those numbers and information help you decide to get started? Check out the currently scheduled CPIM workshops by scrolling back to the CPIM Events Listing.

CPIM Program Formats

Piedmont Triad APICS offers two different review course formats to meet the needs of working professionals.

1) Traditional weekly:  These classes are 8 to 13 sessions depending on which part of the CPIM program and are usually three [3] hours per session.  With the newly released Learning System format, one can complete both classes, pass exams and earn certification in less than 6 months.  The classes are scheduled on weekday evenings with several locations in the Triad area. The modules are scheduled in sequence on a rolling schedule as long as we have a minimum number of students [6].  Some of these programs are run in partnership with Guilford Technical Community College at several of their sites and these scheduled programs are coordinated with the chapter classes to allow participants a greater opportunity to be able to complete the series.  GTCC workshops will be advertised with the top logo below.

2) FasTraK classes:  These are eight [8] hour sessions and can be scheduled either on Saturdays for three or six consecutive weeks.  With all schedules there is a one [1] hour orientation session about one to two weeks before the class starts to distribute class materials and review the process for the class.  There are pre-course assignments that must be accomplished.  And, there is a two [2] hour practice exam review session a week after the last class date to wrap-up the class.  With this format the CPIM series can be completed in 3 to 4 months.

CPIM Module Content Outlines

The CPIM Learning System delivers comprehensive, flexible and effective CPIM exam preparation and professional development training. Designed using a proven approach for teaching adult learners, this system helps you understand, apply and engage with the content through an all-in-one streamlined program. Reading materials and interactive online study tools that test your knowledge and decision-making skills are incorporated into the study process.

Created to condense the time it takes to earn the CPIM credential, this program reflects the new CPIM Part 1 and Part 2 exam structure and includes new CPIM-focused content, learning tools and practice questions. There’s no better way to successfully prepare for the CPIM certification exams.

This blended approach of reading and online practice questions and tools has helped thousands successfully prepare for certification exams. Study with reading materials that provide an in-depth exploration of the knowledge tested on the CPIM exams and includes roughly 1500 pages of content for both Part I and Part 2 combined. Access over 2000 online practice questions to gauge your retention and test your knowledge and understanding - the rationale for each online quiz and test question found in the web-based tools is mapped directly to the reading materials.

Reading Materials –

The reading material is embedded online, available in downloadable PDF format, and in print.

CPIM Part 1 – Start your path toward CPIM certification. Prepare for the CPIM Part 1 exam with almost 600 pages of reading material and over 500 online practice questions.

Module 1: Basics of Supply Chain Management.

CPIM Part 2 – Complete your CPIM preparation journey. Prepare for the CPIM Part 2 exam with approximately 900 pages of reading material and over 1500 online practice questions.

Module 1: Strategic Management of Resources

Module 2: Master Planning of Resources

Module 3: Detailed Scheduling and Planning

Module 4: Execution and Control of Operations

Fees are payable upon registration and by the cut-off dates indicated to ensure your participation.  All workshops include a late charge for registering after the cut-off date.  So check out the opportunities and register now. 

Be sure to review the Cancellations/Refunds policy on the Events tab of the main menu.