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CPIM Certification - Inventory Management Training Courses
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See Below for More Information on CPIM

  • CPIM Generalities 
  • Benefits of the CPIM Program
  • CPIM Testing
  • CPIM Modules
  • CPIM Pricing
  • CPIM Cancellation
  • CPIM Audit

CPIM Generalities

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. More than 100,000 professionals since 1973 have earned the APICS CPIM designation.

The CPIM Program is split into five modules, and to become certified a candidate must pass an exam for each module. Detailed information regarding each module can be found below.

You do not have to take a class to take an exam. The classes are provided to help you learn and prepare.  You can sign up for classes individually or through the CPIM in a Year program.  The CPIM in a Year program enables an individual to sign up for all 5 classes at once and save over $350.  

Should you become certified in CPIM?

The APICS CPIM education is essential if you are involved in:

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

Benefits of the CPIM Program

 An APICS CPIM designation will help you:

  • Increase your functional knowledge of production and inventory management
  • Maximize 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
  • Create consistency and foster collaboration through best practices, common terminology, and corporate-wide communication.

CPIM Testing

To become Certified in Production and Inventory Management, you must pass 5 exams.  You do not have to take classes to take the exams.  Passing our certification exams is not easy but is achieveable.  Over 100,000 people worldwide have achieved the CPIM certification.  

To learn more about certification testing and fees, complete the Authorization to Test form, and/or register for exams, please clink Exam Registration link.

CPIM Modules

The CPIM program consists of five modules:

Classes are offered periodically throughout the year, as public classes or in house private classes. See the Calendar of Events for detailed information including pricing and dates.

CPIM Review Class Pricing  

2014 Pricing

CPIM Cancellation Policy

You may cancel your enrollment and receive a full refund up to 14 days before the first class starts. There will be no refunds after this date.   If you need to reschedule your class, you must contact the VP of Education prior to the start of the first class.    

For CPIM in a Year, we offer a special discount for committing to all 5 modules.  As stated above, you can receive a full refund up to 14 days prior to the start of the first Basics of Supply Chain class.  No refunds or credits will be given for the remaining classes.

CPIM Review Class Audit

We realize passing a CPIM exam is challenging.  To assist our students, we allow individuals who have previously paid for and taken one of our classes to audit that same class for FREE on a space available basis. We will allow one free audit per CPIM course.  You will NOT receive new materials.  To qualify, you must:

(1) Have attended and paid for that APICS Houston Chapter class
(2) Request permission to attend from the VP of Education at least 7 days prior to the start of class of the first class.   The VP of Education's decision is final.
(3) Submit proof of payment and attendance with your request.  Proof of attendance AND payment can be achieved by including your Certificate of Completion.  

Note: that if you do not have your Certificate of Completion, we will need proof of payment and the dates and location that you attended the class.   To be considered, you will need to have attended at least 50% of the classes as evidenced by the student roster.  
Additional Information

Additional information on CPIM can be found at  If you have further questions, please contact our VP of Education.