APICS/ASCM Certified in Planning and Inventory Management (CPIM)

The APICS® CPIM® is the global standard education credential program of the Association of Supply Chain Management, ASCM®. Every Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) 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 streamlines processes.

CPIM® Overview

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 sales and operations planning

and provides the knowledge to apply this information across the extended supply chain.

Online CPIM® Certification Prep Course

This online CPIM® certification preparation program, taught by Penn State-approved and APICS®-certified instructors, is being offered by Penn State Scranton in collaboration with several other Penn State campuses, including Wilkes-Barre.

Please note: As of spring of 2023, the APICS® CPIM® program has been reconfigured as one 48-hour online program (12 weeks) culminating in a single certification exam.


Dates: September 12, 2024–December 21, 2024 (no classes 11/28 and 11/30)
Times: Thursdays, 6:00–8:00 p.m. and Saturdays, 8:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m.
Location: Instructor-led Zoom video-conferencing
Registration deadline: August 30, 2024 (to receive materials in time)
Cost: $2,550 non-member ($2,350 for APICS Members)

Includes APICS® CPIM® Learning System Workbook, Student Slide book and access to online study. Students are responsible for their own exams.

Register for APICS CPIM

Additional Information

For more information, call us at 570‑675-9253 or send email to [email protected].