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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.
Note: 14-Sessions and 5-Day may include online meetings or review sessions.
Looking for other courses? Click the course below or submit a course interest form.
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.
Take advantage of special discount rates for early registration:
Description of Course Fee Options
Upgraded Course and Standard 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).
All course attendees must have the assigned revision(s) of the following course materials in order to attend the class: 2014 CSCP Learning System (both hard copy book and online account), APICS Dictionary - 13th/14th, and 2014 CSCP Exam Content Manual. Standard course fees do not include the required materials.
Upgraded Course fees also include the following 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)
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 course: 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.
CSCP 5-Day Session course: 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.
CSCP 3-Session course (CSCP 1-2-3): 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. This course includes:
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 Education@LAPICS.org)
Cancellation requests are submitted online and are subject to the following fees:
Benefits of CSCP
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:
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:
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
Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) Education
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