Certification Maintenance - CPIM-CSCP

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APICS Requires you to maintain your professional certification each 5 years.

Each 5 years on the anniversary of your original certification date you are required to submit your maintenance update to keep it current.  If you miss this you have a grace period to submit evidence but the certification lapses.

This is a paperless process.  You will submit your application and pay your fee on your APICS member "My APICS" page.  Being an active APICS member makes this easy and adds points as well.  You can find more details specific to you when you log into your "MY APICS" page or get details on the APICS Certification Maintenance page.


Login on your "MY APICS" page, go to "MY APICS CERTIFICATIONS" and then select certification status.

To maintain an APICS certification, please use the Certification Maintenance Application, a paperless online process.  You will still need to keep a verifiable journal of your activies throughout the 5 years.

To prepare you will need to do a few things that usually is best done each month to keep the process up to date and easy for you to submit.

A)     Be engaged, keep learning each month.
#1    Attend APICS  - OR - any related supply chain or operations management event, training, educational activity, networking plant tours, lunch-n-learns, webinars, seminars, workshops, including taking classes (any documented source) and exams (APICS).
#2    Participate in APICS as a volunteer to earn points.
#3    Present or publish or teach APICS or related BOK, Body Of Knowledge topics or classes.
#4    Attend APICS International Conference
#5    Be an active member.

B)     Keep track of your maintenance points activities with an easy to use journal.  This is provided free to use as your own personal tracking tool.  From this you will submit the points and categories of participation in your online application to APICS.

75 points for CPIM or CSCP in 5 years equals 15 points per year.  Use these tracking sheets to keep your history documented according to the points earned legend.

CPIM Maintenance Journal (Excel Worksheet)

CSCP Maintenance Journal (Excel Worksheet)

C)    Submit ONLINE before the due date to update your certification.

Certificaiton Maintenance Bulletin - CPIM - CSCP - CLTD

If you need assistance please contact APICS head quarters:

8430 West Bryn Mawr Avenue
Suite 1000
Chicago, IL 60631, USA

Phone: 1-800-444-2742 or +1-773-867-1777
Fax: +1-773-639-3000