New Streamlined CPIM Program

APICS is pleased to announce the official launch of the new, streamlined APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) program.

The new CPIM program requires that candidates pass two exams instead of five. The updated format delivers the same knowledge and skills as the legacy program, but has been restructured to meet the learning needs of today’s busy supply chain professionals. We’ve also created a CPIM Learning System, similar to our CSCP and CLTD courseware, which provides candidates a proven method for APICS certification preparation.

Local CPIM\CSCP\CLTD Course Schedule Data

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APICS Pittsburgh Chapter Class Schedule

CPIM Part 1 (previously Basics of Supply Chain Management) – 10 sessions

Dates: October 12 – December 21

Time: 5:30 – 8:30 PM

Location: Eaton, Moon Township

Instructor: Team


CPIM Part 1 (previously Basics of Supply Chain Management) – 3 full day sessions

Dates: October 9, 16, 23

Time: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Location: HWI, Moon Township

Instructors: Matt Drake, Jack Martis


CPIM Part 2 – 3 full day sessions

Dates: October 30, November 6, 13

Time: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Location: HWI, Moon Township

Instructors: Team


CPIM Part 1 (previously Basics of Supply Chain Management) – 10 sessions

Dates: October 12 – December 21

Time: 5:30 – 8:30 PM

Location: TBD, East location

Instructor: Team


CSCP Exam Prep (12 sessions)

Dates: October 12 – January 11, 2018

Time: 5:30 – 8:30 PM

Location: Eaton, Moon Township

Instructors: TBD


CLTD Exam Prep (13 sessions)

Dates: October 17 – January 16, 2018

Time: 5:30 – 8:30 PM

Location: Eaton, Moon Township

Instructors: Kevin Little, Wendy Serapiglia, Matt Drake


CPIM Part 1 class fees are $850 for APICS members, $950 for non-members.  CPIM Part 2 class fees are $1,000 for APICS members, $1,100 for non-members.  CSCP and CLTD class fees are $1,800 for APICS members, $2,000 for non-members.

If you are interested in any of these classes and have not already registered, please contact Jack Martis at or call at 1-866-MY-APICS x102 or 724-331-0866.  Also, we are always looking for organizations to host classes.  If you’re interested in bringing APICS education directly to your employee base, please contact me directly.


CLTD (Certified in Logistics, Transportation, and Distribution)

This is an APICS certification focused on transportation, logistics, and distribution functions as part of integrated supply chain management.  This program would be of interest to anyone with a deep interest in these areas, regardless of whether they are a practicing logistics professional or just want to acquire more knowledge about the discipline.

Detailed Scheduling and Planning

This course, which focuses on material and capacity planning, includes a detailed explanation of materials requirements planning. The course also covers material-dominated scheduling –a material planning technique that is applicable to process industries and other mature production environments. The course explains capacity requirements planning in detail and introduces other capacity planning techniques, including processor dominated scheduling.

CSCP Exam Prep Course Description

What is the APICS CSCP?
The APICS CSCP brings your company’s entire value chain into perspective. By giving you a truly end-to-end view of the supply chain, you become the expert, not just within your organization’s walls—you become the global expert.

From manufacturing to service, in business and consumer markets, the increasingly important role of effective supply chain management affects all organizations. Customer expectations are high—with the APICS CSCP, you can ensure that your company not only meets, but exceeds them.

Who are APICS CSCP Designees?

  • Professionals seeking in-depth knowledge and understanding of their entire supply chain.
  • Employees hoping to boost productivity and collaboration.
  • Innovators promoting global supply chain management.
  • Managers working to affect lead time, inventory, productivity, and the bottom line.
  • Hard workers trying to move forward in their careers.

For Military Personnel

APICS CSCP exams qualify for test fees reimbursement by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) under the new licensing and certification benefit of the G.I. Bill. For additional information on the certification benefit, visit and link to the Licensing and Certification page, call the VA at (888) 442-4551, or contact APICS Customer Support at (800) 444-APICS (2742) or (773) 867-1777.

APICS is recognized as an approved provider of CSCP education and certification to military personnel through DANTES, Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support. For more information, visit

Frequently Asked Questions
Visit our FAQ page for answers to questions about the APICS CSCP program.


APICS –The Association for Operations Management -is the global leader and premier source of the body of knowledge in operations management, including production, inventory, supply chain, materials management, purchasing, and logistics. Since 1957, individuals and companies have relied on APICS for its superior training, internationally recognized certifications, comprehensive resources, and worldwide network of accomplished industry professionals.


APICS Core Values

We trust everyone to do what is best for the member, the customer, each other, and the Society.

Mutual Respect
We treat everyone with dignity and courtesy.

We believe that teamwork has the potential to produce results superior to those that team members might achieve as individuals.

We believe people must be enabled to make decisions that contribute to the superior performance of our organization and to the satisfaction of our members and our customers.

We encourage informed risk-taking.

A Sense of Urgency
We believe that how we manage our time can be a competitive advantage.

Continuous Improvement
We recognize everything we do as a process that can be improved, simplified, or eliminated.

We deliver what we promise.

Member and Customer Satisfaction
We delight our members, our internal customers, and our external customers by exceeding their expectations!

Lifelong Learning
We live the APICS Vision: Success through Lifelong Learning. Valuing lifelong learning says, “I am responsible for my success!”