Professional Development

APICS CPIM Exam Preparation Course

The Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) program at the University of South Florida (USF) is known as the premier certification for internal supply chain business operations. This certification, launched in 1973 by the Association for Supply Chain Management (APICS), has had more than 107,000 professionals who have benefited from this globally recognized certification. The APICS CPIM provides you with the knowledge and skills you need to effectively master the concepts, strategies and terminology to maximize the ROI on your organization's systems and increase customer satisfaction.

APICS is the world's leading community for end-to-end supply chain excellence. This company sets the global standard for best practices with the Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) designation. This certification uses APICS's experience as an industry leader to offer advanced instruction in a wide variety of topics you need to move ahead in your career.

Program Structure
The Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) Part 1 and 2 are each 40 hour programs delivered in two separate sessions. Lessons are held both on the Tampa campus every other Tuesday and Thursday evenings and three Saturdays for two months.

The Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) has no formal prerequisites or admission requirements. A background in logistics, transportation or distribution is helpful, but not required. The programs are offered on an open enrollment basis, with no application required!

Who Should Attend?
This program is essential for professionals working in:
• Production and inventory management
• Operations
• Supply chain management
• Procurement
• Materials management
• Purchasing
• Planning
• It also benefits military members involved in supply chain management and logistics as they transition out of the military.

Why You Should Attend
The Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) program demonstrates in-depth knowledge of a broad range of topics that will set you apart from your colleagues. You will be a more valuable asset to your organization, keeping you and your organization more competitive in today's global economy.

Program graduates gain a range of benefits that help them in their current position and beyond:
• Career Advancement. Designees on average earn 12 percent more than they earn their counterparts without the certification.
• Professional Opportunities. 65 percent report that their CPIM designation made a positive impact in hiring decisions.
• Increased credibility. CPIM increases your knowledge and skills in the supply chain industry, helping you to stand out from your peers.

What You Will Learn
• Production planning
• Scheduling
• Inventory Management
• Manufacturing capacity planning
• Use of capacity bills and resource profiles

Completion Requirements
To finish this program, you must complete 40 hours of instruction for each section. Once finished with the instruction, you must pass the CPIM Part 1 and 2 exams. To pass this test, you must score at least 300.

What You Will Earn
Those who successfully complete the both sections of the certification will be awarded the Certified in Production and Inventory Management certification. There are many industries that need employees with a CPIM:
• Automotive
• Commodities
• Defense & Government
• Food & Beverage
• Healthcare
• Energy, Oil & Gas
• Pharmaceuticals & Chemicals
• Retail
• Technology
• Humanitarian Aid

Cost of Attendance
The Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) Part 1 exam preparation program costs $2,215. This cost includes materials and a one-year APICS membership.
The Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) Part 2 exam preparation program costs $1,995. This cost includes materials only.

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