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APICS CPIM Certification

The APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) program offers in-depth education for individuals in the operations management profession who wish to improve their knowledge of production and inventory management. The APICS CPIM curriculum concentrates on tools, techniques, and knowledge for supply chain management in the areas of demand planning, inventory management, production activities, and distribution.

APICS CPIM Reconfiguration is underway!   Find out more.    

Need assistance in figuring out which CPIM version meets your certification progress?     Ask for assistance.   

2016 CPIM Schedule - Finish out your progress on taking the five CPIM Exams:  

Course Description
Starts/ Ends




 Early Registration
Basics of Supply Chain Management (2016 Version) 02/09/17 - 06/15/17 Thu 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. APICS Los Angeles Training Facility 02/2/17 at 5:00 p.m. PST
Execution & Control of Operations 03/29/17 - 06/28/17 Wed6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. APICS Los Angeles Training Facility 02/22/17 at 5:00 p.m. PST
Basics of Supply Chain Management (2016 Version)06/29/17 - 09/28/17Thu 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.APICS Los Angeles Training Facility06/18/17 at 5:00 p.m. PST
Strategic Management of Resources   08/02/17 - 11/01/17 Wed 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. APICS Los Angeles Training Facility 07/19/17 at 5:00 p.m. PST

2017 CPIM (Reconfigured) - Taking 2 CPIM Exams:

Please note that the 2017 CPIM Reconfigured Schedule will be released in March 2017.   We highly recommend that you first take Basics of Supply Chain Management 2016 which can be used to support 2017 CPIM Reconfiguration requirements.   The 2017 Basics of Supply Chain Management course and exam fees will be significantly higher than Basics of Supply Chain Management 2016 course fees. 

CPIM (Reconfigured) requires a successful exam pass in only two modules:

        1) Basics of Supply Chain Management - Any one of these can satisfy the requirement:  2016 Basics, 2017 Reconfigured Basics, or any Basics of Supply Chain Management exam passed in the 10 years prior to a successful pass in Module 2 exam).  

        2) CPIM Module 2 (Combined MPR, DSP, ECO, SMR)

Course Description
Starts/ Ends




 Early Registration
Basics of Supply Chain Management (2016 Version) 02/09/17 - 05/11/17 Thu 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. APICS Los Angeles Training Facility02/2/17 at 5:00 p.m. PST
Basics of Supply Chain Management (2016 Version) 05/25/17 - 08/24/17 Thu 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m APICS Los Angeles Training Facility02/22/17 at 5:00 p.m. PST
Basics of Supply Chain Management (2017 Reconfigure)TBDTBD6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.APICS Los Angeles Training FacilityTBD at 5:00 p.m. PST
CPIM Module 2 (Combined MPR, DSP, ECO, SMR)TBDTBD6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.APICS Los Angeles Training FacilityTBD at 5:00 p.m. PST
Course registrations are limited to
30 attendees only per course.

Looking for other courses?  Click the course below or submit a course interest form.

Certified Sales and Operations Planning (CS&OP) SCOR Supply Chain Operations Reference Workshops S&OP Simulation Experience TTT APICS Train the Trainer LDI APICS Learning Dynamics

Classes provide a forum for discussion and exchange of ideas with peers.  Classes are offered periodically throughout the year (see schedule above) or can be offered at a private setting by submitting an interest form here.
Course Fees
Take advantage of special discount rates for early registration:         
 Course Description  Early Registration Standard  Late Registration Standard  Early Registration Upgraded  Late Registration Upgraded
 APICS Member*  $ 595.00  $ 695.00  $ 850.00  $ 950.00
 Non-Member*  $ 795.00  $ 895.00   $ 1050.00  $ 1150.00
 LAPICS Student Chapter Member*  $ 300.00  $ 400.00  $ 450.00  $ 550.00
 LAPICS Board Member  $ 300.00  $ 400.00  $ 450.00  $ 550.00

Upgraded Course fees and Standard Course fees include course instruction by a Master, Lead, or Associate Chapter Instructor participating in the APICS Instructor Development Program and:
  • Online Activity Database
  • Supplemental course learning materials
  • Non-Members will receive a one-year APICS Plus Membership. No portion of the Membership fee is refundable; membership fees are not prorated nor refundable in the event of a course cancellation.   
All course attendees must have the assigned revision(s) of the following course materials in order to attend the class:  Participant Workbook, APICS Dictionary, and Exam Content Manual.  Standard course fees do not include the required materials.   

Upgraded Course fees include the following course materials.  Standard Course fees do not include the following course materials and benefits.  Required Course materials are in bold.  (available for purchase through LAPICS)   Course materials ordered with an Upgraded Course Option will be available at the first class session (will be distributed by the instructor or Chapter representative). 

  • Participant Workbook with Exam Content Manual
  • APICS Dictionary (included for attendee's first-course only)
  • CPIM Exam Credit (exam is administered by Pearson Vue).  All students must request, schedule, and take exam within 90 days from last class date or exam credit is voided.  No transfer of exam credit allowed and no portion of exam credit is refundable after the first day of class.
  • Exam Re-Take Fee Guarantee (must meet retake fee requirements)
  • Admittance to one (1) designated Chapter Professional Development Meeting (PDM) held during the course, provided the student is pre-registered before the deadline. Participants must register separately for each event and select the payment option “Current Course Attendee."  A Deposit is required and is refunded at the event; upon request, the deposit may be applied to support the event's selected Community Partnership.     
Required Course materials are in bold - all attendees must have these materials in order to attend the courses. Additional optional reference materials available and ordering instructions will be reviewed in class:  
  • Recommended texts and readings
  • Wilcox Study Notes
  • DataChem Testing CD
Step 1.  Register.  Must register by early registration deadline noted above for discounted early registration fees.
Step 3. A confirmation email will be sent with your PayPal payment. Keep this receipt as proof of payment. A confirmation with detailed instructions will be mailed to you 1-3 business days before the start of the course. (If a confirmation is not received, please email

Location / Facility
APICS Los Angeles Chapter
370 Amapola Ave, Suite 204
Torrance, CA 90501
(213) 444-3102
Cancellation requests are submitted online and are subject to the following fees:
  • Membership and Exam Credit fees are not refundable.  
  • In addition to the any charges for any used materials billable at the APICS Member rate:
    • Before the early registration deadline:  $35.00 processing fee
    • Before the First Day of class:  $100.00 processing fee
    • First Day of Class through Second Day of Class:  $100.00 processing fee
  • No refunds are issued after second day of class
Benefits of CPIM
A CPIM education can help you to
  • Increase your functional knowledge of production and inventory management
  • Improve efficiency across the processes of your organization's supply chain
  • Streamline operations through accurate forecasting
  • Predict outcomes more accurately
  • Maximize customer satisfaction by delivering products and services Just-in-Time
  • Increase profitability by optimizing your organization's inventory investment
  • Enhance your credibility among peers, employers, and customers.
Who should earn the CPIM Certification?
A CPIM education is essential for professionals involved in:
  • Production and inventory management
  • Operations
  • Supply chain management
  • Procurement
  • Materials management
  • Purchasing
CPIM Exam Modules
  • Basics of Supply Chain Management
  • Master Planning of Resources
  • Detailed Scheduling and Planning
  • Execution and Control of Operations
  • Strategic Management of Resources
CPIM Exam Testing
Information on exam dates, locations, and registration fees for CPIM Testing in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.  Exams are issued through APICS Corporate, not local Chapters.
Additional CPIM Program Information
CPIM Education Quicklinks:
Attend a local course offered through Cal State Dominguez Hills or learn about other CPIM exam preparation options
Learn about the five CPIM modules
Register for a domestic CPIM exam
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