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What is the CTSC?

Supply chains have faced significant disruptions in recent years. Now more than ever before, supply chain professionals need to become transformational leaders with skills in systems thinking, digital fluency and analytical methods for all types of supply chains.

The new APICS Certified in Transformation for Supply Chain (CTSC) credential will equip you with frameworks, strategies, processes and tools to effectively manage an end-to-end supply chain transformation.

The CTSC Beta Exam

Taking the CTSC Beta Exam allows you to provide valuable feedback and contribute to setting the scoring baseline for the new APICS certification. Plus, you could be one of the first professionals to earn the CTSC!

CTSC Beta Exam Details:

  • The CTSC beta bundle will be available to purchase beginning July 26, 2023, and includes the learning system, CTSC beta exam and one 2nd chance exam.

  • CTSC Beta Bundle purchasers must sit for the beta exam between October 2, 2023 - November 15, 2023, and will receive their scores on March 21, 2024* (date subject to change).

    CTSC retake exams will be available for purchase after the release of the beta exam scores on March 21, 2024 (date subject to change). Conditions apply. Please contact customer support with questions.

    Why earn the CTSC?

    Earning the CTSC demonstrates your expertise in supply chain strategy, proves your ability to lead a major transformation project and sets you apart from the competition—paving the way for new professional opportunities.

    The program leverages components of globally recognized industry standards, including the ASCM SCOR Digital Standard (DS), Enterprise Standards for Sustainability and the Digital Capabilities Model (DCM) to:

    • Identify risks and opportunities, and select the appropriate frameworks, models and approaches to effect transformation
    • Apply systems thinking to develop, analyze and validate concept alternatives for transformation
    • Manage skills, roles, responsibilities and infrastructure needed for successful supply chain transformation
    • Identify tools and technologies to enable effective supply chain transformation
    • Identify and implement strategies for reinforcing and replicating improvements
    Why should you earn your CTSC?

    Is the CTSC Program Right for You?

    The CTSC program is for supply chain professionals currently assisting, supporting, initiating or executing a supply chain transformation within their organization or would like to gain the necessary skills to participate in a transformation project.

    Are you ready to distinguish yourself as a supply chain transformation leader and create new paths for career advancement? Take our five-question quiz to find out if the CTSC program is right for you.

    Take the Quiz

    Is the CTSC Program Right for You?

    Your Path to Certification:
    The CTSC Learning System

    Studying with the APICS CTSC Learning System increases your chances of passing the exam. On average, we recommend 100 hours of study time.

    The Learning System is a comprehensive exam prep program, providing digital materials, interactive activities, and downloadable content so you can study anywhere. The platform includes:

    • A personalized study experience that prioritizes content based on knowledge gaps and follows your progress through quiz scores and activities
    • Microlearning that enables you to focus on smaller content segments, making more efficient use of time and ensuring you have a clear understanding of each topic
    • Expanded learning modalities, including quizzes and videos to help bring to life key concepts.
    • Convenience through a mobile-first design and access to learnings via any mobile device, tablet or computer – 24/7.

    View a demo of the learning system


    Learning options for any study style


    Ideal for self-starters and those with unpredictable schedules. The self-study option means you can learn on your own anytime, day or night — whatever best accommodates your schedule. The CTSC Bundle includes access to an online, interactive platform.

    Purchase the CTSC Bundle


    Ideal for individuals who prefer a structured study environment. Instructor-led classes are offered by approved ASCM partners worldwide. These traditional classes combine the Learning System with the guidance of an APICS-recognized instructor and provide valuable peer discussion and networking.

    Find an Instructor-Led Class Near You


    Ideal for those who want instructor support but can’t attend classes at a set time. Instructor-supported online classes are offered through Fox Valley Technical College. You will be assigned one instructor for the 14-week course, but there is no required meeting time, so you can complete assignments on your own schedule.

    Learn more about upcoming instructor-supported online classes


    Ideal for small and large groups for self-study or instructor-led classes. We’ll help you organize 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 will help track progress and optimize your training investment.

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    The Exam

    To earn the CTSC, you must pass one exam covering 4 modules of content. The exam consists of 150 questions, and you have 3.5 hours to complete the exam. Since the exam is in its beta period, scoring information will not be made available until March 21, 2024 (date subject to change).

    Learn more about the beta exam

    CTSC exams are administered via computer-based testing at Pearson VUE test centers worldwide and online through the OnVUE system.

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