Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM)

Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM)

Since 1973, the CPIM program has educated more than 90,000 manufacturing professionals on essential terminology, concepts, and strategies related to demand management, procurement and supplier planning, material requirements planning, capacity requirements planning, sales and operations planning, master scheduling, performance measurements, supplier relationships, quality control, and continuous improvement.


The APICS Certified Production and Inventory Management Professional increases your functional knowledge of production and inventory management to improve efficiency across the processes of your organization’s supply chain.
You gain expertise that enables you to streamline operations through accurate forecasting, allowing you to predict outcomes more accurately. You will be able to maximize customer satisfaction by delivering products and services Just-in-Time; increasing profitability by optimizing your organization’s inventory investment.
CPIM certification enhances your credibility among peers, employers, and customers.


A CPIM education is essential for professionals involved in:

  • Production and inventory management
  • Operations
  • Supply chain management
  • Procurement
  • Materials management
  • Purchasing

 The legacy structure for CPIM requires that candidates must pass all exams for the following modules:

Please Note: In the future, the CPIM certification will be restructured into two modules, instead of the previous structure of five modules. The first module will still be the Basics of Supply Chain Management. The second module will be a more comprehensive module that includes components that formerly were included in modules two through five.  For more information on the new structure, visit CPIM Reconfiguration. For general information about the CPIM certification, visit APICS CPIM.