APICS provides the APICS Body of Knowledge and certification programs under license to the American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS).
APICS Body of Knowledge and Certification Program
APICS education comprises a structured series of courses covering the APICS Body of Knowledge (described in more detail below). Continuing education is the key to professional growth in today's competitive workforce. To provide you with the latest in industry tools, techniques, and terminology, APICS has developed comprehensive educational and certification programs designed to meet the needs of any resource management professional. The format, function, and preparation methods are different for each program, offering a unique experience with each course.
APICS Body of Knowledge
The APICS Body of Knowledge encompasses all aspects of Production and Inventory Management, and is reviewed and updated periodically with current developments in all areas. It is particularly aimed at the manufacturing side of business, although it touches on some aspects of distribution as well. It spans top management planning to shop floor operations and purchasing, and includes MRPII and JIT concepts and principles.
APICS courseware consists of specialised information to accommodate all skill levels-from basic to advanced. Each program offers a unique delivery method to satisfy every manufacturing and service organisation's educational needs. Discover how APICS education can benefit your organisation.
Each State Chapter publishes their course schedule each year. Please refer to your State site for details.
Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM)
Join the 66,000 certified professionals who have gained in-depth, specialised knowledge of production and inventory control through the Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) program.
Certified Fellow in Production and Inventory Management (CFPIM)
This elite industry designation is awarded only to professionals who have demonstrated the highest level of commitment to professional development activities and continuing education.
Certified Supply Chain Professional
The CSCP program takes a broad view of the field, extending beyond internal operations to encompass all the steps throughout the supply chain from the supplier, through the company, to the end consumer - and provides you with the knowledge to effectively manage the integration of these activities to maximise a company's value chain.
It is also possible to request that any of these courses be presented "in-house" for any company. APICS workshops can help you build a skill-laden workforce with a competitive advantage. Participate in interactive discussions, examine case studies, and develop strategic problem-solving skills to expand your industry knowledge and advance your career.
Certain conditions apply with respect to lecturers and number of students. Please direct any enquiries to your local APICS office.