The Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) program is a growing industry educational and certification program created to meet the rapidly changing needs of the supply chain management field.

The CSCP program takes a broad view of the field, extending beyond internal operations to encompass all the steps throughout the supply chain—from the supplier, through the company, to the end consumer—and provides you with the knowledge to effectively manage the integration of these activities to maximize a company's value chain. 

New:  Looking to earn college credit for taking a CSCP course?  APICS Los Angeles Chapter has teamed up with Cal State University - Dominguez Hills to provide college credit for selected CSCP courses.  Attendees will earn 3 credit hours through CSU-DH Extended Studies.  Register for the CSCP - College Credit course noted below. 

Course Description





  Early Registration*
 CSCP Saturdays   08/19/17 - 10/21/17
 9:00 a.m. -  3:00 p.m.  APICS Los Angeles Training Facility   08/05/17 at 5:00 p.m. PST
 CSCP Saturdays   10/28/17 - 12/16/17
 9:00 a.m. -  3:00 p.m.  APICS Los Angeles Training Facility   10/14/17 at 5:00 p.m. PST
 CSCP 14 Session   Submit a Course Interest form

 6:00 p.m. -  9:00 p.m.   APICS Los Angeles Training Facility  TBD
 CSCP 5-Day  Submit a Course Interest form TBD  8:30 a.m. -  5:30 p.m. Reviews: TBD APICS Los Angeles Training Facility  TBD
 CSCP Distance Learning   Varies     3 Sessions   Varies      APICS Los Angeles Training Facility  Registrations accepted all year. No deadline.

Must register and pay by early registration deadline noted above for discounted early registration fees.

Note:   All session may include online introduction or review sessions. Additional exam fee will be charged for Distance Learning candidates planning to test outside North America.
Course registrations are limited to 30 attendees per course. 
Course may be reschedule or cancelled if minimum attendance is not met. 

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

Certified Sales and Operations Planning (CS&OP) Certified Lean Master (CLM) 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  

Member Type
 Early Registration
 Late Registration 
 Early Registration
 Late Registration 
 CSCP   APICS Member  $ 2,095.00  $ 2,195.00  $ 2,595.00  $ 2,695.00
 CSCP   Non-Member  $ 2,295.00  $ 2,395.00   $ 2,795.00  $ 2,895.00

Description of Course Fee Options

Standard Course and Upgraded Course fees 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 or ordered as a supplemental will be available at the first class session (will be distributed by the instructor or Chapter representative).
  • 2017 CSCP Learning System, including Online Activity Database (supplemental online learning activities)
  • 2017 CSCP Exam Content Manual
  • 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 by a student. 
All course attendees must have the assigned revision(s) of the following course materials in order to attend the class:  2017 CSCP Learning System (both hard copy book and online account), APICS Dictionary, and 2017 CSCP Exam Content Manual. Standard Course fees do not include the materials and exam fees required to pass the exam.   

Upgraded Course fees also include the above course materials.  Standard Course fees do not include the following course materials.  Required Course materials are in bold.  (available for purchase through LAPICS or Shop APICS)

  • APICS Dictionary
  • 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. 
  • 2017 Powerpoint Printout of Course Slides
  • 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. Optional reference materials available through ShopAPICS and will be reviewed in class.

Description of Course Format

CSCP 14-Session: This course covers each of the CSCP Learning System modules and ends with a final exam. This course includes a review and exam practice for all modules. All materials are provided, as noted above. 

CSCP Saturdays: This intensive course covers each of the CSCP Learning System modules and includes 2 followup online Q&A review sessions. Students must meet pre-coursework requirements.  All materials are provided, as noted above.

CSCP 5-Day Workshop: This intensive course covers each of the CSCP Learning System modules and includes 2 followup online Q&A review sessions. Students must meet pre-coursework requirements.  All materials are provided, as noted above.

CSCP Distance Learning: This course is designed for the student who has confidence in their self-study capability but wants some guidance to help pass the exam. Its appeal is a reduced cost and time commitment as compared to the 14-session course. The 3 sessions are scheduled 2-3 weeks apart to allow for self-study and ends with a final exam. Distance Learning package for CSCP includes: 

    • APICS CSCPLearning System (print)
    • APICS CSCP Slide Book
    • APICS Dictionary 
    • APICS Exam Credit and Exam Pass Guarantee (must meet requirements)
    • Online CSCP Learning System consisting of diagnostic testing similar to APICS exam questions
    • Email tutor support for up to 10 hours over 10 weeks from date of delivery of distance learning materials
    • Substitute 5 hours of email support for an optional half day tutorial for up to 5 hours for groups of 3 or more.
    • In addition, private tutor-only sessions (online or in-person) or additional hours of support are available for a nominal fee.
    Registration Process
    Step 1.  Register.  Must register and pay 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

    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:  $200.00 processing fee
    • No refunds are issued after second day of class
    Benefits of CSCP
    Benefits include:

    • Learn to boost productivity, collaboration, and innovation 
    • Discover how to positively affect lead times, inventory, productivity, and bottom-line profitability 
    • Understand how to manage the integration and coordination of activities to achieve reduced costs and increase efficiencies and customer service 
    • Gain the knowledge to effectively and efficiently manage worldwide supply chain activities 
    • Achieve greater confidence and peer and industry recognition 
    • Enjoy the potential for career advancement and increased earnings.

    Benefits can help you to achieve the competencies necessary for a Supply Chain Manager. (For more information, download the APICS Supply Chain Manager Competency Model.)

    Becoming a CSCP Candidate
    To be eligible for the CSCP exam, a candidate must meet one of the following criteria listed below. Unlike the CPIM exams, you cannot directly register to take the exam. You must first apply to take the exam and receive your “authorization to test” letter from APICS before you register for the exam. It is important to build this process into the leadtime for exam registration. The criteria needed are one of the following:

    • Bachelor's degree or equivalent, plus two years of related business experience, or
    • CPIM, CFPIM, CIRM, or C.P.M. designation plus two years of related business experience, or
    • Five years of related business experience.

    How to Prepare for the Exam

    Whether or not you choose to self-study for the exam or take a course, you will need to purchase the CSCP Learning System to prepare for the exam. The CSCP Learning System consists of both printed and online material. The printed material includes five books covering three modules.  The online material consists of:

    • Pre- and Post-tests
    • Module-specific tests
    • Online glossary
    • e-flashcards
    • Reports
    • Exam Content Manual

    More information about CSCP on the APICS website.

    More information on the CSCP Learning System and a free demo.

    CSCP Exam Testing
    Information on exam dates, locations, and registration fees for CSCP Testing in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.  Exams are issued through APICS Corporate, not local Chapters.
    Additional CSCP Program Information

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