Online Training Schedule

Course Details

Course Objective

Earning the Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) designation demonstrates your mastery of an organization’s internal operations and an in-depth understanding of materials management, master scheduling, forecasting, production planning and how it applies across the extended supply chain. An APICS certification shows a commitment to lifelong learning, demonstrates value to an employer, enhances earning potential, and provides a path to career advancement.

Targeted Audience

  • Buyer / Planner
  • Product Planner
  • Material Manager
  • Supply Planner
  • Manager
  • Consultant
  • Supply Chain Analyst
  • Inventory Analyst
  • Demand Analyst
  • Supply Chain Manager

Delivery Method

Online Training

  • 6 Days – Online Training
  • Exam Simulation
  • Group Activity (Break-out Session) after each lesson
  • Access to additional References – Glossary/ Recommended Reading/ Syllabus
  • Material language will be in English

Exam & Certification

Exam Overview

Candidates must pass two CPIM exams within three years in order to become certified. By taking and passing the CPIM exams, you demonstrate your commitment to your career and mastery of knowledge within a company’s production and inventory activities.

Exam Protocol

  • Basics of Supply Chain Management

Exam Format

  • Number of exam questions – 150 (130 operational and 20 pretest*) *Pretest questions do not contribute to the total score but are necessary for research purposes and are randomly distributed among the scored items and are used for statistical purposes only. Candidates should answer all exam questions.
  • Length of exam – 3.5 hours
  • Passing Score: 300-350 (A scaled score methodology is used, which is a technique for equating scores in which the degree of difficulty varies from one exam form to the next. This ensures equivalent passing standards are maintained for each exam form).

Course Outline

  • Product and Process Design
  • Capacity Management
  • Planning
  • Execution and Control
  • Performance Measurements

  • Inventory
  • Purchasing Cycle
  • Distribution

  • Supply Chain Fundamentals
  • Operating Environments
  • Financial Fundamentals
  • Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
  • Lean
  • Quality Fundamentals
  • Theory of Constraints (TOC)

  • Market Driven
  • Voice of the Customer
  • Demand management


No, Currently, do not have eligibility requirements.



The course is currently available online only. We will be launching the self-study option shortly.



All Bakkah trainers are certified practitioners with several years in teaching.

Candidates must obtain eligibility by completing the online eligibility application prior to purchasing their exam.


3.5 Hours

Yes, available in Online.


24 Hours, Notification will be sent via email to qualified candidates within 24hours of completing the exam with detailed instructions on how to obtain their certificate.

Pass score is 300- 350

Candidates who fail an APICS exam must wait 14 full days before retaking the same exam. Candidates may test on the 15th day following their last exam (the day of the exam does not count toward to the 14 days). There are no exceptions to this policy.

Yes, Once an exam authorization is scheduled, appointments can only be rescheduled and cannot be canceled. Candidates need to reschedule their exam appointment can make modifications directly in their MY ACCOUNT under the Exam Authorization and Credits section or by calling PearsonVUE directly. There is a non-refundable USD $45 rescheduling fee. Candidates must reschedule more than 24 hours before their scheduled exam appointment. If the candidate does not sit for the test, the exam fees are forfeit. ASCM does not accept reschedule requests.

Yes. To preserve the integrity and value of APICS certification programs, all designees must meet certification maintenance requirements. The APICS certification maintenance program allows designees to acquire ongoing knowledge in their field and demonstrate a commitment to lifelong learning through professional development activities. Go to for specific maintenance requirements.

Yes, you can request a printed certificate. The first certificate to be requested is considered free (and may require shipping fees), depending on the shipping method chosen by the candidate.

Candidates who have obtained an APICS license qualify for certification. An email notification will be sent to eligible candidates within 24 hours of completing the exam with detailed instructions on how to obtain their certificates. Candidates can choose one of the two delivery options from my account:

  • Download an electronic certificate without fees and print it locally.
  • Request a printed certificate. The first certificate to be requested is free (and may require shipping fees).

Depending on the shipping method chosen by the filter.

Yes, the electronic certificate can be downloaded without fees and printed locally.

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