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Certifications & Credentials

APICS is the global leader in supply chain certification.

Transform Your Tomorrow with APICS Supply Chain Certifications

Get the necessary know-how to push your supply chains further through our comprehensive APICS training programs and certifications.

Certified in Production and Inventory Management

Certified in Planning and Inventory Management - Show comprehension of your organization’s operations through a deep understanding of materials management, master scheduling, forecasting and production planning, as well as how they apply to the extended supply chain.

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Certified Supply Chain Professional

Certified Supply Chain Professional - Demonstrate knowledge of the essential technology, concepts and strategies of supply chain management and enterprise resource planning.

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Certified in Logistics, Transportation and Distribution

Certified in Logistics, Transportation and Distribution - Prove an in-depth knowledge of how to streamline logistics, transportation and distribution, including order, inventory and warehouse management.

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Master the SCOR Business Model

Unify business processes, performance metrics, practices and people skills with this exclusive APICS credential that helps you master the SCOR business model for measuring, managing and improving supply chain performance.

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Salary Increase

APICS-certified individuals earn up to 27% more than their non-certified peers. ASCM members on average have a higher pass rate for APICS certification exams than nonmembers.

* Based on the 2021 ASCM Salary Survey


Higher Salary

APICS-certified individuals report salaries 16% higher than those with other certifications.

* Based on the 2021 ASCM Salary Survey


Certified Professionals

Achieving your APICS Certification means you’re a part of our global network of over 125,000 certified supply chain professionals.

How It Works: Earning Your APICS Credentials

Select Credential.

Select the APICS credential that is right for you. APICS offers a variety of certifications for different needs, so you’re sure to find one that meets your professional goals. If you’re unsure which program is right for you, compare the differences of each using our Certification Selector tool.

Select Credential.
Check Eligibility.

CSCP requires an eligibility application; CPIM and CLTD have no eligibility requirements.

Check Eligibility.
Choose Your Learning Option.

All certification prep starts with the APICS Learning Systems. We offer different study options to help you find the right study method for your schedule and learning style. Choose between Self-Study, Instructor-Led, Instructor-Supported or see if your company offers group training. You can purchase Learning System materials independently or with your exam purchase. Get significant savings when you become an ASCM PLUS Member.

Choose Your Learning Option.
Prepare for, Purchase and Pass the Exam.

On average, we recommend 100 hours of study time to pass each exam, but you may need more or less study time. Purchase and schedule your exam so you can plan accordingly. Candidates who test within three months of their studies are more likely to pass their exam.

Prepare for, Purchase and Pass the Exam.
Display Your New Credential with Pride.

Use your credential letters at the end of your name on your resume, LinkedIn profile, and business cards.

Display Your New Credential with Pride.

Customized to Your Learning Style


Get the ultimate flexibility with our Self-Study option. Self-Study Learning Systems combine printed books with an online interactive platform that includes learning activities, quizzes, flashcards, and downloadable content so you can study anywhere. Self-study is ideal for self-starters and those with unpredictable schedules. Train your team: Save when you purchase two or more learning systems.

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Learn from an APICS-recognized instructor in a class of your peers. Choose from our network of over 300 APICS channel partners that offer in-person and online classes worldwide, all based on the APICS Learning System. The Instructor-Led option features the same online Learning System tools that are in the Self-Study option.

Find an Instructor-Led class near you


For those who can’t attend classes at a set time, but want instructor support, we offer instructor-supported online classes through Fox Valley Technical College. You will be assigned one instructor for the 12-week course, but there is no required meeting time, so you can complete the weekly assignments on your own schedule.

Learn more about Instructor-Supported online classes at Fox Valley Technical College.


When your organization partners with ASCM, we’ll help you organize small or large groups of self-study or instructor-led classes at your facility or virtually. Whether participants are local to one site or geographically dispersed, structured learning and online group reporting helps track your progress to help you get the most out of your training investment.

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Ways to Learn

Bundle and Save

All APICS certifications are available in a bundle that includes Learning Systems and exams at significant savings. Bundles are available for ASCM PLUS members only. Nonmembers and ASCM CORE members can purchase and upgrade to PLUS membership.

Learn more about the CLTD bundle, CPIM bundle and CSCP bundle.

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