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APICS Certification Program

Note

All candidates are required to log in to the APICS website and complete the Authorization to Test (ATT) Request Form. An ATT is required in order to schedule an exam with Pearson VUE and is valid for six months from the date of issuance. After payment is applied, candidates will receive an ATT confirmation email from APICS with scheduling instructions and other exam-related information.

APICS is recognized as the premier provider of research, education and certification programs focused on supply chain and operations management.

Certifications

Certified in Production and Inventory Management

The APICS CPIM (Certified Production and Inventory Management) certification is recognized globally as the standard of professional competence in production and inventory control. Since 1973, over 100,000 professionals have earned the APICS CPIM designation.

Certified Supply Chain Professional

The APICS CSCP (Certified Supply Chain Professional) program sets the standard for supply chain management certification. Developed in 2006, this professional designation is the most widely recognized educational program for operations and supply chain management professionals around the world. 

Test Registration & Scheduling Information

Registration

To take a test, you must first complete the registration and payment process on the APICS website.

Scheduling

Once you have registered to take a test, you may immediately schedule your test appointment online at apics.org/myapics 7 days per week, 24 hours per day. Test appointments are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

After you schedule your test appointment, Pearson VUE will send a confirmation email listing your selected test date and testing time, the address and phone number of the test center, and directions to the test center. Please check this information carefully for any errors.

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Rescheduling or Canceling a Test

Candidates who need to reschedule their exam date within their Authorization to Test (ATT) period must do so no later than 24 hours prior to the scheduled exam date and pay a USD $45 rescheduling fee.  Reschedule requests received less than 24 hours before the scheduled exam date will not be accepted, and if the candidate does not test, the candidate forfeits the exam fees. 

Candidates may make scheduling changes by visiting the APICS website at apics.org/myapics and logging in to your MY APICS account. Navigate to the My APICS Certifications tab and click to expand Exam Authorizations and Credits. Click the link next to the examination you wish to schedule, cancel or reschedule to access the Pearson VUE scheduling system. Pearson VUE will send a confirmation email of your rescheduled test or cancelled test.

CPIM within North America

Candidates who no longer can test within their six month ATT period will forfeit their exam fees. However, candidates who have already scheduled an exam and can no longer take it are encouraged to cancel the scheduled exam by accessing their My APICS account to free up the reserved seat for other exam candidates. No refunds or transfers are authorized. Candidates may make scheduling changes by visiting the APICS website at apics.org/myapics and logging in to your MY APICS account. Navigate to the My APICS Certifications tab and click to expand Exam Authorizations and Credits. Click the link next to the examination you wish to schedule, cancel or reschedule to access to the Pearson VUE scheduling system.

CSCP within North America

Candidates who no longer can test within their originally selected window must cancel the exam at least 24 hours prior to the exam appointment and pay the USD $45 cancellation fee. Candidates may make scheduling changes by visiting the APICS website at apics.org/myapics and logging in to your MY APICS account. Navigate to the My APICS Certifications tab and click to expand Exam Authorizations and Credits. Click the link next to the examination you wish to schedule, cancel or reschedule to access to the Pearson VUE scheduling system.

CSCP and CPIM outside of North America

Candidates who no longer can test within their originally selected window must cancel the exam at least 24 hours prior to the exam appointment and pay the USD $45 cancellation fee. Candidates may make scheduling changes by visiting the APICS website at apics.org/myapics and logging in to your MY APICS account. Navigate to the My APICS Certifications tab and click to expand Exam Authorizations and Credits. Click the link next to the examination you wish to schedule, cancel or reschedule to access to the Pearson VUE scheduling system.

Additional Information

Exam fees are forfeited for no-shows. Exceptions may be made for medical or other emergencies. If you must miss your exam due to an emergency, you must contact Pearson VUE within 10 business days after the exam date at 866-583-8949.  You must submit written documentation in order to have a request reviewed.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I obtain an Authorization to Test (ATT)?

What if I need to reschedule an APICS CPIM exam?

What if I did not give 24-hour notice to Pearson VUE but need to cancel my exam?

I had an emergency situation and was not able to take my exam. What should I do?

How do I provide feedback on my testing experience?

Last updated 2015-02-03