To keep your APICS certification valid, you must earn 75 professional development maintenance points every five years (100 points for APICS Fellows).
Maintenance can be fulfilled with activities you’re already doing to expand your supply chain knowledge and stay up to date on the latest supply chain trends. ASCM membership gives you six maintenance points a year – that’s 30 of your required 75 points just for being an ASCM Member.
Submit your maintenance points now on the Maintenance Application
Different certifications have different requirements.
If you do not maintain your certification and it suspends or expires, you no longer hold the designation and cannot claim the certification on your resume, LinkedIn, or anywhere else.
Find the specific requirements for your certification below.
Both the CTL and PLS certifications are discontinued. Maintenance is no longer required for either certification. All current and new CTL and PLS certifications earned prior to January 1, 2016, are lifelong certifications and will no longer expire.
Tracking and submitting your certification maintenance points is easy. You can access your maintenance application as soon as 30 days after earning the certification or at any point during your maintenance cycle to stay up to date and keep your certification active. However, you must accumulate the full points needed to maintain your certification before submitting the maintenance application. To submit your maintenance application:
To help us uphold the highest standards of quality and excellence, we perform random audits of certification maintenance applications. Our Maintenance Audit Guidelines will assist you with understanding audit documentation requirements.
Candidates can receive maintenance points by presenting, attending activities, or proving involvement in organizations related to industry-specific topics.
Download our Eligible Maintenance Activities PDF for a complete list.
ASCM PLUS and CORE members earn six maintenance points a year – that’s 30 of your required 75 points just for being an ASCM member. Not a member? Join today!
Attend the annual ASCM conference – ASCM Connect – to earn up to 24 maintenance points. This three-day event takes a deep dive into best-in-class supply chain insights and solutions. Learn from inspiring industry leaders and connect with peers through new and innovative networking opportunities.
We’ve made it easy for you to earn points for viewing qualified webinars. Choose from the two playlists below to select from a variety of webinars that qualify for one point per hour viewed toward your certification maintenance.
Writing an article for SCM Now magazine or the ASCM Insights blog entitles you to 5 certification maintenance points, respectively. Learn more at ascm.org/editorial.
The following activities are ineligible for earning professional development points to maintain your APICS certification:
The online certification verification tool provides prospective employers and other stakeholders with a simple, easy way to verify any certification status.
If you are verifying your own credentials, you can view a detailed report through My Account.
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