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More FAQs about APICS Certification

What does the North Shore Chapter have to offer?

How do I earn the CSCP designation?

How do I earn the CPIM designation?

How do I earn the CFPIM designation?

How do I earn the CIRM designation?

Where can I attend certification workshops?

Do I need to go to workshops to become certified?

Can I earn college credit for achieving APICS Certification?


Q: What does the North Shore Chapter have to offer?

We offer education and peer interaction that will help you achieve and maintain your certification(s) and grow as a professional. Our offerings include:

We also work jointly with other organizations on low cost, high value educational opportunities of interest to our membership, such as:

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Q: How do I earn the CSCP designation?

Workshops are optional, but helpful. You must pass one exam with three modules in it:

  • APICS Supply Chain Management Fundamentals

  • Supply Chain Strategy, Design and Compliance

  • Implementation and Operations

To be eligible for the APICS CSCP designation, you must have:

  • 3 years of related business experience or Bachelor’s degree or the international equivalent, or CPIM, CFPIM, CIRM, SCOR-P, C.P.M., CSM or CPSM designations.

  • APICS defines the international equivalent of a Bachelor’s degree as the level of study that would qualify an individual for a graduate program in the country where the undergraduate degree was earned.

  • You must submit an eligibility application and have it approved prior to taking the exam. Submitting your eligibility application is free and easy. Complete your eligibility application for the APICS CSCP exam now. Candidates will receive immediate status notification upon application submission.

For more information visit: http://www.apics.org/careers-education-professional-development/certification/cscp

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Q: How do I earn the CPIM designation?

Workshops are optional, but helpful. You must pass five separate exams on the following modules:

  • Basics of Supply Chain Management

  • Master Planning of Resources

  • Detailed Scheduling and Planning

  • Execution and Control of Operations

  • Strategic Management of Resources.

For more information visit: http://www.apics.org/careers-education-professional-development/certification/cpim

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Q: How do I earn the CFPIM designation?

Once you earn your APICS CPIM designation, you are eligible to take your professional credentials to the next level with the APICS Certified Fellow in Production and Inventory Management (CFPIM) program by presenting, publishing, teaching, and participating in other professional development activities.

For more information visit: http://www.apics.org/careers-education-professional-development/certification/cfpim

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Q: How do I earn the CIRM designation?

APICS has eliminated the Certified in Integrated Resource Management (CIRM) program, but the designation is still recognized. Those professionals who've already earned the designation may still list it after their name.

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Q: Where can I attend certification workshops?

See the North Shore Chapter offerings.

You may also check the offerings of other chapters in the area using APICS Partner and Event Finder - ensure you select the ‘Find an APICS Course’ radio button, and set the desired radius around your zip code for your search criteria.

You may also send an email to education_manager@apics-northshore.org.

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Q: Do I need to go to workshops to become certified?

No, but you must pass the required exam(s). Certification workshops focus on the material you need to know in order to be proficient.

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Q: Can I earn college credit for achieving APICS Certification?

You can now earn college credit for passing CPIM and CSCP examinations. CPIM and CSCP examinations have received recommendations for credit by both the American Council on Education (ACE) and the New York State Board of Regents. These credit recommendations are intended to guide participating institutions in granting college credit to students who pass CPIM or CSCP exams.

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