APICS Credential Programs
APICS exams and credentials reside under the Association of Supply Chain Management (ASCM) portfolio and therefore are managed by ASCM.
All candidates except for those retaking SCOR-P exams or taking a CPIM Part 1 China exam are required to log in to the ASCM website to purchase their exam by adding it to their cart and completing the checkout process. Candidates retaking a SCOR-P exam or taking a CPIM Part 1 China exam must complete the Authorization to Test (ATT) Request Form on the APICS website to purchase their exam.
Once candidates purchase their exam either through direct payment or by using a prepaid exam credit, an Authorization to Test (ATT) is created. An ATT is required in order to schedule an exam with Pearson VUE. After completing the checkout process, candidates will receive an ATT confirmation email from ASCM with scheduling instructions and other exam-related information. Candidates must test within the six-month validity period of their ATT. More information about testing policies, including the conditions under which an ATT extension can be granted are outlined in the APICS Exam Handbook.
ASCM is recognized as the premier provider of research, education and certification programs focused on supply chain, operations management, and logistics.
The APICS CLTD program is the premier logistics educational and certification program that provides a comprehensive body of knowledge that sets the global standard for logistics best practices for professionals in the logistics, transportation and distribution industries. By earning the APICS CLTD designation, you demonstrate that you have mastered the APICS logistics body of knowledge and that you are committed to the logistics profession.
The APICS Certified in Planning and Inventory Management (CPIM) program is recognized worldwide as the standard in planning and inventory control. The CPIM designation is awarded to those individuals who successfully complete the exams, demonstrating competency in planning and inventory management.
Effective February 25, 2021 the Certified in Production and Inventory management program has been renamed Certified in Planning and Inventory Management (CPIM) to better represent the program’s subject matter and content.
The APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) program is recognized worldwide as the premier supply chain management educational and certification program. The APICS CSCP program takes a broad view of operations, extending beyond internal operations to encompass the entire end-to-end supply chain— from supplier, through the company, to the end consumer.
The APICS SCOR-P designation is awarded to those individuals who have successfully completed an examination that demonstrates mastery of the SCOR model, which enables them to effectively apply techniques for managing and measuring the performance of an organizations global supply chain.
Test Registration & Scheduling Information
To take a test, you must first obtain an Authorization to Test (ATT) by purchasing your exam as noted above.
Eligibility (required for CSCP only)
Candidates must have an approved eligibility application on file to schedule the APICS CSCP exam. The CPIM, CLTD and SCOR-P exams do not have an eligibility requirement at this time. To be eligible for the CSCP, you must meet at least one of the following criteria:
- hold a conferred bachelor’s degree or equivalent
- hold an APICS CPIM, APICS CIRM, APICS SCOR-P, APICS CLTD, APICS CTL, APICS CPIM-F, APICS CLTD-F, C.P.M., CPSM or CSM designation
- possess at least three years of related business experience
The eligibility application can be submitted through your My Account on the ASCM website.
Once you have registered to take a test, you may immediately schedule your test appointment online in your My Account 7 days per week, 24 hours per day. Test appointments are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. ASCM recommends taking the exam within the first three months following the completion of a class or learning system and scheduling two months ahead of your desired exam date.
After you schedule your test appointment, Pearson VUE will send a confirmation email listing your confirmed test date and testing time, the address and phone number of the test center, and directions to the test center. Please check this information carefully for any errors. If you do not receive an appointment confirmation email after scheduling your exam, please contact Pearson VUE support.
Directions for purchasing and scheduling. Testing policies and procedures can be found in the APICS Exam Handbook.
Rescheduling an exam
Candidates who need to reschedule their exam appointment can make modifications directly in their My Account or by calling Pearson VUE direct (additional fees apply). There is a non-refundable USD $45 rescheduling fee. Candidates must reschedule at least 24 hours prior to their exam appointment. Reschedule requests received less than 24 hours before the scheduled exam appointment will not be accepted, and if the candidate does not test, the candidate forfeits the exam fees. Candidates must reschedule the examination through their My Account or by contacting Pearson VUE directly. ASCM cannot accept cancellation/reschedule requests by email or online chat.
Rescheduling your exam does not extend your ATT validity period and you must still test before your ATT expiration date. Only available timeslots that fall on or before your ATT expiration date will be shown during the rescheduling process.
To reschedule your appointment online, visit the ASCM website and log in to your My Account. Then scroll down to the “Your Exams” section and click on the “Reschedule Exam” button for the exam that you wish to reschedule. This will direct you to the Pearson VUE scheduling system where you can choose a new examination date.
After successfully completing the rescheduling process, Pearson VUE will send a confirmation email to you. Candidates are responsible for ensuring that their exam date has been successfully changed. Failure to confirm that an exam date has been successfully changed is not grounds to excuse a missed testing appointment.
Emergencies and Additional Information
EExam fees are forfeited for no-shows. Exceptions may be made for medical or other emergencies. If candidates miss the exam due to an emergency, they must contact Pearson VUE within 10 business days after the exam date. Pearson VUE contact information can be found at Pearson VUE customer service. their request reviewed. Only authorized emergencies will be considered. Additional information regarding all APICS examinations including the emergency policy and the conditions under which an extension may be granted are outlined in the APICS Exam Handbook.
A service fee of $10 will be applied to all reservations or reschedules completed by the Pearson VUE call center. This fee will be in addition to the $45 reschedule fee.
Frequently Asked Questions
What if I need to reschedule an APICS exam?
Rescheduling an exam online will result in a $45 (USD) rescheduling charge. Exams scheduled at local face to face testing centers cannot be rescheduled less than 24 hours prior to the testing appointment time. Exams scheduled to be taken online through OnVUE can be cancelled or rescheduled up until the time of the appointment.
Why do I only see availabilities up through a certain date when scheduling/rescheduling my exam?
You must take your exam within the six-month validity period of your Authorization to Test (ATT). Any availabilities that fall after ATT expiration date, as represented by the “Take exam by” date in your My Account, will not be displayed when scheduling nor rescheduling your exam.
How do I request an extension on my Authorization to Test (ATT)?
ATT extensions are granted only for scheduled exams under conditions outlined in the Emergency Policy located in the APICS Exam Handbook or when stated in emails sent by ASCM to candidates impacted by large-scale natural or national disasters.
What if I missed or did not give 24-hour notice to Pearson VUE but need to reschedule my exam?
If you miss an exam for emergency reasons, please contact Pearson VUE immediately. Pearson VUE contact information can be found at Pearson VUE Customer Service. You must request to have an incident opened to document the emergency situation. The call center representative will provide you with an incident number as well as a fax number to send in the required documentation. You must submit written documentation in order to have your request reviewed.
How do I provide feedback on my testing experience?
If you have feedback about a test center or testing experience, please contact Pearson VUE customer service. You will also be prompted to submit additional feedback through a digital survey at the end of your exam. You may also submit feedback to ASCM Customer Relations at email@example.com.