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Instructor Development Program Resources

The APICS Instructor Development Program is dedicated to the ongoing elevation of the skills and performance of all recognized APICS instructors to maintain and enhance their learners' experience.

Instructor Training Courses

Expand your skills with APICS courses for instructors

  • Access the vital resources you need to deliver the highest-quality instruction.
  • Benefit from the guidance of experienced staff and instructors who will help you formulate the best path for your ongoing career development.
  • Gain recognition among your peers for your knowledge and expertise.
APICS Instructor Training Courses

APICS Train the Trainer (TTT)

  • An intensive, two-day course that prepares you to teach adult training and development courses
  • Highly interactive with 10 lessons that provide successful and workable methodologies you can apply to teaching any subject

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Enroll in the Course (Under Event Type, select Instructor Training)

Take TTT Pre-Assignments

APICS Learning Dynamics for Instructors (LDI)

  • Builds on the essentials established in the prerequisite APICS TTT
  • Helps you solidify your foundation as an effective instructor
  • Examines the dynamics of the classroom and describes techniques for managing your students and maximizing their learning

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Enroll in the Course

APICS Applied Instructor Skills (AIS)

  • Interactive one-day, five session, APICS workshop that helps instructors experiment with new instructional techniques on the APICS body of knowledge
  • Refine personal development plans to focus on specific areas to grow as a recognized APICS instructor
  • Create instructional objectives and an associated lesson plan to effectively deliver presentations on the APICS body of knowledge and engage learners

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Enroll in the Course

Take AIS Pre-Assignments

How do I advance within the Instructor Development Program?

ASCM offers two instructor designations: Recognized and Master. You may apply to advance to a Master Instructor as you advance through the program, hone your existing skills, and develop more complex instructional skills. Click here to submit an IDP Upgrade Application.

Instructor Designations

Recognized Instructor:

  • For beginning instructors, instructors with experience in one or two program areas, or more experienced instructors who only teach a particular program infrequently.

  • May seek mentorship by a Master Instructors through their local ASCM chapter or partner.

Master Instructor:

  • Generally, a full-time Recognized Instructor. Masters set the standard for high-quality education by demonstrating expertise in the full scope of the APICS/ASCM courseware and in leading edge instructional techniques.

  • Contributes to APICS courseware and evaluates other instructors’ performance.

  • Master instructors may mentor Recognized and other Master Instructors through their local ASCM chapter or partner.

Master Instructor eligibility:

  • Be an ASCM Member in good standing.

  • Submit a Partner Endorsement Form

  • Corporate instructor may submit Corporate Endorsement & Corporate Instructor Agreement in lieu of Partner Endorsement

  • Have a current certification in the program you would like to teach (e.g., CPIM, CSCP, CLTD, SCOR). You may also qualify to instruct Foundations of Supply Chain Management if you hold one or more of the current APICS Certifications.

  • At least one Recommendation Letter from an ASCM Chapter or Partner.

  • Complete ASCM’s Train the Trainer AND Learning Dynamics for Instructors courses taught or co-taught by a Master instructor.

  • Instructors who take TTT and/or LDI must apply for IDP within 12 months of taking the course.

  • Conduct 300 hours of stand and deliver, instructional experience over the last five years. 200 of the 300 hours must be instruction of a APICS/ASCM courses. Any hours over the 200 may include any non-ASCM courses if they are Operations and Supply Chain Management- related.

A full summary of requirements for instructors can be found here.

Find your community

Instructor Development Community

Communicate with fellow APICS Instructor Development Program instructors about instructional methodologies, professional development, and APICS courses and resources. The APICS Instructor Community provides updated information on the Instructor Development Program.

Upon successful enrollment in the Instructor Development Program, you will automatically be granted access to the Instructor Development Community.

Virtual Instruction Community:

This is your place to communicate with fellow APICS instructors about online instructional platforms, tools, and tips for holding APICS classes online. The APICS Virtual Instruction Community library provides resources on virtual instructing.

IDP Maintenance

Recognized APICS instructors are required to maintain their instructional skills, body of knowledge credentials, membership, and requisite affiliations during the five-year maintenance cycle period.

Complete your maintenance application

IDP Maintenance Resources

Quick Facts

  • To find your maintenance due date, visit My Account.
  • The maintenance application fee is $75.
  • To find your current designations, view: Recognized APICS Instructors
  • Technical support will be unavailable during weekends and U.S. holidays.

Documents Required for IDP Maintenance Application

Overview Documents and FAQs

Additional Instructor Development Resources

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