Become CPIM
Certified in Planning and Inventory Management

Why should you become CPIM certified?

The pandemic has revealed the weak points of the supply chain. Consumer behavior has changed and with it the demands on the supply chain of companies.

The Certified in Planning and Inventory Management (CPIM) certificate provides you with the knowledge and tools to respond to supply disruptions, demand fluctuations and manage supply chain risks.

The CPIM certificate sets you apart from your peers and proves your expertise in supply chain management. According to ASCM, CPIM graduates raise their salaries by up to 21%.

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Become a master in Planning and Inventory Management

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With CPIM certificate you will be able to:

Identify, evaluate and mitigate risks

Improve efficiency

Increase inventory accuracy

Predict outcomes more accurately

Improve forecasting

Improve material and capacity planning

Increase productivity

Increase customer satisfaction

Improve processes and SOP

Apply principles of enterprise resources planning (ERP)

Get official APICS certification for CPIM with Supply Chain Education

Unlike many APICS course providers, with Supply Chain Education, you can decide at your own pace.

CPIM course consists of two parts. For each part, you can participate in a four-day seminar split into two events where you profit from our expert knowledge and network with other professionals from the industry.

Supply Chain Education equips you with learning material in the form of books and an E-learning platform. You can measure your progress by taking pre-tests and quizzes at the end of each chapter.

To earn your CPIM designation, you must pass two exams covering 14 modules of content. Each exam consists of 150 questions, and you have 3.5 hours to complete each exam. The exam score range is 200 to 350, with scores 300 and above are considered passing. Candidates must past CPIM 1 and CPIM 2 exams within three years to become certified.

For each part, you receive one credit for final exams, which must be done in person via a computer-based exam in Pearson VUE testing centers. You will know the results right after the test.

All of our materials and teaching sessions are in the English language.

After successful passing the exams, you will receive the globally recognised APICS certificattion for CPIM.

The CPIM Course content consists of 14 modules devided into 2 parts

CPIM 1 - Basics of Supply Chain Management

  1. Supply Chain Overview
  2. Fundamentals of Demand Management
  3. Plan Supply
  4. Executing the Supply Plan
  5. Inventory Management
  6. Continuous Improvement and Quality Management and Technologies

The CPIM 1 course is also suitable for an introduction to supply chain management and can be booked as a single course. If you would like to be certified at a later date, you can do the CPIM 2 course within three years and thus obtain the APICS CPIM certificate.

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Flexible studying options

Study time aprox. 60 hours

Next course starts on: dd/mm/yyyy

Usually 3 to 6 months to pass the exam

CPIM 1 for juniors in Supply Chain Management

For entry level professionals, planners like supply planners, production planners and ERP consultants

Covers fundamental concepts, tools and terminology in managing the complete flow of materials in the supply chain from suppliers to customers

You get a complete overview of material flow, from internal and external suppliers, to and from your organization

CPIM Part 1 should be a prerequisite for everyone who is working in the supply chain. It provides you with an overview of the internal operations of your company. It also gives a lot of attention to a "common language”, which diminishes misunderstandings due to lack of knowledge of terminology, concepts and definitions

It is also applicable for employees working in non-operations field e.g. sales, engineering warehousing, order entry, IT etc. It could be interesting to learn the basic principles

Starting with CPIM Part 1 will help you see the entire picture before moving on CPIM Part 2 that focuses on management of operations. CPIM Part 2 is for future Production Managers

CPIM Part 1 covers former module The Basics of Supply Chain Management (BSCM)

CPIM Part 1 is a good background for both finishing CPIM or continuing with CSCP

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CPIM 2 - The deepening of Supply Chain Management

  1. Strategy
  2. Sales and Operations Planning
  3. Demand
  4. Supply
  5. Inventory
  6. Detailed Schedules
  7. Distribution
  8. Quality, Continuous Improvement, and Technology

The visit of the CPIM 2 course requires the completion of the CPIM 1 course.
Only after successful completion of both parts will a CPIM certificate be issued.

Flexible studying options

Study time aprox. 100 hours

Next course starts on: dd/mm/yyyy

Usually 3 to 6 months to pass the exam

Each course contains following learning materials:

Reading materials

All theoretical knowledge to pass the exam

Practical quiz at the end of each section

Reliable content

Covered in 2 books

E-learning platform

Available on mobile and desktop

Pre-test to determine where you stand

Practice quiz for each chapter

Chapter summary

Dictionary & Flashcards

Two sample exams

Chose the study style that suits you best


Traditional classes combine the Learning System with the guidance of an APICS-recognized mentor (4 full days).

Corporate and group

Tailor-made instructor-led classes for companies at your facility or virtually.


Ideal for those who want instructor support but can’t attend classes at a set time (10 individual online lessons).


You can learn on your own any time. We will provide you learning system and 1 exam credit.

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CPIM exam

  • Computer-based exam in Pearson VUE testing centers


  • The exam voucher (credit) is valid 6 months after its activation


  • Test consist of 150 multiple-choice questions


  • You have 3.5 hours to complete the exam


  • The score range is between 200 and 350 points, you need at least 300 points to pass the exam


  • Results are available immediately after the exam


  • You have to pass CPIM 1 and CPIM 2 exams within three years to become certified

CPIM price



EUR 1’355​

32 hours with APICS certified mentor

Learning system
EUR 600​

Official books and access to E-learning

Final exam
EUR 645​

1 attempt of the final exam

EUR 2’600​

excl. VAT.

From our experience up to 90 % of employers are willing to take over the cost of this course.



EUR 1’355​

32 hours with APICS certified mentor

Learning system
EUR 700​

Official books and access to E-learning

Final exam
EUR 645​

1 attempt of the final exam

EUR 2’700​

excl. VAT.

CPIM certification is suitable for professions across multiple industries


Category analyst
Supply chain analyst
Demand planner
Business process analyst
Planning engineer
Production scheduler
Inventory analyst
Replenishment manager
Materials manager
Plan manager
Demand manager
Commodity manager
Category manager
SCM Projet Managers
Production Planning Leader
ERP Application Specialist
ERP Application Manager
ERP Developer


Purchasing clerk
Procurement specialist
Materials technician
Purchasing agent
Sourcing specialist
Vendor manager
Purchasing manager
Sourcing manager
Supplier manager
Director of procurement
Procurement engineer
Master Planner


Production technician
Capacity manager
Quality manager
Quality technician
Quality specialist
Operational manager
Continuous improvement manager
Lean six sigma specialist
Production manager
Safety manager
Maintenance manager
Manufacturing engineer
Manufacturing manager
Plant manager
Production Supervisor
Continous Improvement Leader


Logistics coordinator
Load planner
Inventory associate
Inventory controller
Warehouse supervisor
Logistics manager
Export manager
Inventory control specialist
Logistics specialist
Distribution specialist
Warehouse manager
Logistics analyst
Distribution manager
Transport planner
Logistics Supervisor
Customer Order Desk Leader


Packaging engineer
Customer service representative
Route manager
Import manger
Reverse Logistics Manager

Consumer markets FMCG
Consumer Electronics

IT infrastructure
Energy – Oil & Gas
Logistics, transportation, distribution
Warehousing and inventory



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