Supply Chain Management

CPIM Certification


Modules Included

  • M1 – BSCM
  • M2 – MPR
  • M3 – DSP
  • M4 – ECO
  • M5 – SMR

The CPIM®Certified in Production and Inventory Management is offered by APICS – the premier professional association for Supply Chain and Operations Management. For details on APICS, please visit their website at:

Since its inception in 1973, approximately 100,000 professionals have pursued the CPIM®, making it the most recognized of all the certifications to be considered and it is the measurement criterion for professional competence in manufacturing and control.

CPIM Program

In the CPIM® program, participants learn to improve all functional areas of the enterprise. Employees build their skills and knowledge in materials management, while companies build leadership and increase profitability.

The primary purpose of this certificate program is to prepare you to sit and pass the five CPIM® exams which are divided into five modules as detailed below:

  1. Basics In Supply Chain Management (BSCM)
  2. Master Planning Of Resources (MPR)
  3. Detailed Scheduling And Planning (DSP)
  4. Execution And Control Of Operations (ECO)
  5. Strategic Management Of Resources (SMR)

CPIM® also teaches employees critical skills in design, operations, and control systems. These learned skills include:

  1. Accurate forecasting for streamlined operations
  2. Enhanced supply chain management
  3. Just-In-Time delivery of products and services
  4. Getting maximum performance from systems and technologies.

For a detailed layout of each of the five modules – please click on the PDF.

Who Can Take the Course?

As noted above, the CPIM® covers a wide span or disciplines in the SCM arena. In the past, SCE has had participants from such key areas as operations, forecasting, sales/marketing, inventory management, scheduling, procurement and warehousing. Any participant that is working in any one of these areas or is desirous of moving into one or more of these areas would be ideal for this program.


After participating in the SCE e-Learning programs, all that is required to become a CPIM® is to pass all five exams as noted above (minimum score of 300).


The first exam – BSCM has 105 questions and then the exams for the following four modules are 75 questions each. Each exam is 180 minutes in duration and is offered through Pearson Vue Testing Centers. All exams are multiple choice and you will receive immediate feedback on your score (you will leave the center with your score report). For more details, please click on the link below:


SCE has very competitive and affordable pricing and will work with you in areas such as discounts for more than one participant. For more details please contact us: or


Be sure to ask about our new: “Colleagues Learn Free” program!

Additionally, there is a cost to take each of the CPIM® exams and this is paid directly to APICS. The cost per exam is as follows:

North America 
$165 – members
$250 – nonmembers

Testing is on-demand as long as there is an available space at the testing center that you have selected.

Outside North America 
$325 – members
$410 – nonmembers

Testing is based on exam windows.

For exam registration, membership info and the window dates, please contact APICS directly at: 800-444-2742 or 773-867-1777.


From the date at which you are CPIM® credentialed, you are required to obtain 75 hours of training over a five year period. This must be done for each five year period. SCE offers and assortment of affordable online courses to meet this objective. Please click on the Courses tab for more details.

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