STAPICS Educational Offerings


The cornerstone of APICS is Education. The Southern Tier chapter is proud to be
able to help companies and organizations give their employees the tools to
excel in the work place and benefit the bottom line. Besides our public offerings, we can also bring the APICS Body of Knowledge to your work place.
Our instructors are available to come on your site and offer training and
instructions in the hottest topics in resource management. Not only can we
teach the CPIM (certified Production and Inventory Management) and CSCP (Certified Supply Chain Professional) courses and prepare your workforce for certification testing, but we offer courses and workshops in everything from business basics to very specialized topics.



CPIM Legacy Deadline Reminder

Program ends December 31!

Candidates who have CPIM legacy 5-module exams and retakes must schedule and complete their exams before the authorization expiration date. Seats are filling up fast so we recommend that you schedule now! Log in to your My APICS account and scroll down to “Exam Authorizations and Credits”, then click on the link to schedule your exam.

The program ends December 31 and no authorizations will be extended past their due date or beyond the December 31 program deadline!

Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM)

The APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) is known as the premier certification for internal supply chain business operations.

New, streamlined, CPIM program better serves the needs of the supply chain workforce - while maintaining the body of knowledge and integrity that has kept CPIM at the forefront of supply chain education.

Why you should earn the CPIM designation

  • Increase your salary - on average designees see a 10% increase
  • Improve your hiring potential by 65%
  • Maximize ROI on systems and technologies
  • Reduce your organization's costs
  • Provide more value to your organization
  • Understand how to increase customer satisfaction
  • Build your credibility and set yourself apart from peers

Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP)

The CSCP program helps you demonstrate your knowledge and organizational skills for developing more streamlined operations. Since its launch in 2006, more than 21,000 professionals in 100 countries have earned the CSCP designation.

Why you should earn the CSCP designation

  • Increase your salary - on average designees see a 12% increase
  • Improve your hiring potential by 65%
  • Maximize your organization's ERP investments
  • Effectively manage global end-to-end supply chain activities
  • Understand how to increase customer satisfaction
  • Increase your professional value and secure your future

Certified in Logistics, Transportation and Distribution (CLTD)

The CLTD program helps you demonstrate in-depth knowledge of a broad range of supply chain logistics topics to set you apart from your peers — proving your high level of knowledge and skills.

Join the more than 1,000 professionals since the program launch in 2016 who have mastered essential knowledge and concepts to streamline logistics operations.

Why you should earn the CLTD designation

  • Gain recognition in the field as a logistics expert
  • Build credibility and set yourself apart from peers
  • Learn latest trends in global supply chain logistics
  • Impact your organization's bottom line
  • Demonstrate logistics mastery of knowledge

How do you maintain your APICS certification?

Certification Maintenance Requirements

Professional development points are obtained from activities that relate to the core areas of the APICS Body of Knowledge. We recognize that individuals are at various levels in their careers and provide multiple sources and a variety of professional development activities for maintaining APICS credentials.

Read the maintenance bulletin to ensure you are familiar with maintenance program policies and procedures prior to submitting your maintenance application. The bulletin will help you determine which category your activities fall under and the number of points you can claim. A quick overview of maintenance requirements by certification is below.

Once you have reviewed the maintenance bulletin and requirements, maintain your credential in 5 Easy Steps.

An online certification verification tool is available to provide prospective employers and other stakeholders with a simple, easy way to verify an individual’s certification status. Candidates who require verification of their own credentials for personal use can view a detailed report through My APICS.

CPIM

  • Must earn a total of 75 professional development points every five years
  • If you do not maintain your certification within five years, your certification will be placed in suspended status. You will be unable to refer to yourself as a CPIM until your certification is placed back in good standing
  • With each additional year your certification is suspended, you are required to submit 15 additional professional development points to reinstate your certification
  • If you do not maintain certification within five years of suspension, your certification will expire, and you will be required to retake your exams. You will be unable to refer to yourself as a CPIM until your certification is placed back in good standing

CFPIM

  • Must earn a total of 100 professional development points every five years
  • If you do not maintain your certification within five years, your certification will be placed in suspended status. You will be unable to refer to yourself as a CFPIM until your certification is placed back in good standing
  • If you do not maintain certification within five years of suspension, your certification will expire, and you will be required to reapply. You will be unable to refer to yourself as a CFPIM until your certification is placed back in good standing

CSCP

  • Must earn a total of 75 professional development points every five years
  • If you do not maintain your certification within five years, your certification will be placed in suspended status. You will be unable to refer to yourself as a CSCP until your certification is placed back in good standing
  • With each additional year your certification is suspended, you are required to submit 15 additional professional development points to reinstate your certification
  • If you do not maintain certification within five years of suspension, your certification will expire, and you will be required to retake your exam. You will be unable to refer to yourself as a CSCP until your certification is placed back in good standing

CLTD

  • Must earn a total of 75 professional development points every five years
  • If you do not maintain your certification within five years, your certification will be placed in suspended status. You will be unable to refer to yourself as a CLTD until your certification is placed back in good standing
  • With each additional year your certification is suspended, you are required to submit 15 additional professional development points to reinstate your certification
  • If you do not maintain certification within five years of suspension, your certification will expire, and you will be required to retake your exam. You will be unable to refer to yourself as a CLTD until your certification is placed back in good standing

CTL

    Maintenance is no longer required. The CTL Certification has been discontinued. All current and new CTL certifications earned prior to January 1, 2016 have been converted to lifetime and no longer expire.

GLA

    The Global Logistics Associate (GLA) endorsement does not require maintenance.

PLS

    Maintenance is no longer required. The PLS Certification has been discontinued. All current and new PLS certifications earned prior to January 1, 2016 have been converted to lifetime and no longer expire.