APICS® - Certified Production and Inventory Management (CPIM®)
The APICS® CPIM® is the global standard education credential program of the Association of Supply Chain Management, ASCM.
Every ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system uses business rules originating from CPIM's® body of knowledge. Earning an APICS® CPIM® certification shows employers that as a professional you know how to effectively manage risks and disruptions, as well as leverage technology that uses data and streamline processes.
ASCM®, the Association for Supply Chain Management (formerly APICS®), is the global leader and premier source of leading-edge knowledge in operations and supply chain management. ASCM® has developed a comprehensive educational program designed for operations and supply chain professionals, and the northeastern PA campuses of Penn State University are collaborating to offer these prep programs to prepare individuals to take the certification exams.
CPIM® focuses on the mastery of an organization's internal operations and provides an in-depth understanding of the Fundamentals of Demand Management, Plan Supply, Executing the Supply Plan, Inventory Management, Continuous Improvement and Quality Management and Technologies, Strategy and S&Op and provides the knowledge to apply this information across the extended supply chain.
Online Certification Prep Course – Fall 2023
The reconfiguration of the APICS CPIM 8.0 is one 48-hour, online program spanning 12 weeks and culminating in one exam.
This online program, taught by Penn State approved and APICS® certified instructors, is being offered in collaboration with other campuses of Penn State through online video.
Dates: September 7 - December 2, 2023
Days and Times: Thursdays, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., and Saturdays, 8:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Delivery: Instructor-led videoconferencing via Zoom
Registration deadline: August 28, 2023
Please contact the office Cooperative and Continuing Education at 570-385-6112 or [email protected] with any questions. Fees include APICS® CPIM® Learning System Workbook, Student Slide book and access to online study.
Students are responsible for their own exams.
APICS® Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP®)
The APICS® Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP®) program will help you develop into a supply chain leader who can create and execute a supply chain strategy that meets customer needs, reduces costs, and increases profits.
With the APICS® CSCP® designation, you'll increase your value to employers who know that a well-run supply chain is a key component of a forward-looking and competitive enterprise.
The CSCP® takes a broad view of the field, extending beyond internal operations to encompass the entire supply chain—from the supplier, through the company, to the end consumer. The program provides professionals with the skill set necessary to understand and manage the integration and coordination of activities within today’s increasingly intricate supply chains.
This is an instructor-led comprehensive professional development and exam preparation program based on the current APICS® CSCP® Exam Content Manual. This comprehensive training program combines print materials with interactive web-based study tools to provide a customized learning experience. Program is taught by Penn State approved and APICS® certified instructors. This course is being offered in collaboration with other campuses of Penn State through video link, Zoom and online platforms, classes are originated at Penn State Scranton.
Eligibility for CSCP®
The APICS® CSCP® examination is available to individuals who have relevant work experience and education. To be eligible for the exam, a candidate must meet one of the following criteria:
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, plus two years of related business experience
- CPIM®, CFPIM®, CIRM®, or CPM® designation plus two years of related business experience
- Five years of related business experience.
The APICS® Certified Supply Chain Professional designation is earned by passing a separate certification exam. Prior to registering for the exam, candidates must apply for eligibility. Length of the program generally consists of 39 instructional hours.
Visit apics.org/cscpexam for more details.
CSCP® Certification Learning System
The CSCP® Learning System is divided into three modules:
- Supply Chain Design
- Supply Chain Planning and Execution
- Supply Chain Improvement and Best Practices
APICS® CSCP® Program
This course is a $1,700 investment.
Fees include: APICS® CSCP® Learning System Workbook, Student Slide book and access to online study. Discounted rates are available for members of Penn State Schuylkill Consortium of Co-Op Employers. Contact the office of continuing education at [email protected] or 570-385-6222 for discount codes.
*Students are responsible for scheduling exams.
APICS® Certified in Logistics Transportation and Distribution (CLTD®)
Manage the performance of your supply chain and position yourself for success with a Certification in Logistics Transportation and Distribution (CLTD®.)
Meet today’s demands in logistics, transportation and distribution industries in field of supply chain management. This program is designed for traffic managers, logistics managers, warehouse operations and district managers and reverse logistic managers. Seeking the APICS®-CLTD® certification will make you a more valuable asset to your organization, keeping you and your organization more competitive in today's global economy. Program is taught by Penn State approved and APICS® certified instructors. This course is being offered in collaboration with other campuses of Penn State through video link, Zoom and online platforms, classes are originated at Penn State Scranton.
Length of the program generally consists of 39 instructional hours.
APICS® CLTD® Program
This course is a $1,625 investment.
Fees include: APICS® CLTD® Learning System Workbook, Student Slide book and access to online study. Discounted rates are available for members of Penn State Schuylkill Consortium of Co-Op Employers. Contact the office of continuing education at [email protected] or 570-385-6222 for discount codes.
*Students are responsible for scheduling exams.