APICS Certification Program


All candidates are required to log in to the APICS website and complete the Authorization to Test (ATT) Request Form. An ATT is required in order to schedule an exam with Pearson VUE and is valid for six months from the date of issuance. After payment is applied, candidates will receive an ATT confirmation email from APICS with scheduling instructions and other exam-related information.

APICS is recognized as the premier provider of research, education and certification programs focused on supply chain and operations management.


Certified in Logistics, Transportation and Distribution

The APICS CLTD (Certified in Logistics, Transportation and Distribution) 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 profession.

Certified in Production and Inventory Management

The APICS CPIM (Certified Production and Inventory Management) certification is recognized globally as the standard of professional competence in production and inventory control. Since 1973, over 100,000 professionals have earned the APICS CPIM designation.

Certified Supply Chain Professional

The APICS CSCP (Certified Supply Chain Professional) program sets the standard for supply chain management certification. Developed in 2006, this professional designation is the most widely recognized educational program for operations and supply chain management professionals around the world. 

SCOR Professional (SCOR-P)

The APICS SCOR Professional (SCOR-P) program enables you to learn techniques for managing and measuring the performance of a global supply chain utilizing the Supply Chain Operations Reference (SCOR) model.

Test Registration & Scheduling Information


To take a test, you must first complete the registration and payment process on the APICS website.


Once you have registered to take a test, you may immediately schedule your test appointment online in your My APICS account 7 days per week, 24 hours per day. Test appointments are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

After you schedule your test appointment, Pearson VUE will send a confirmation email listing your selected 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.

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Rescheduling an exam

Candidates who need to reschedule their exam appointment within their chosen window can make modifications directly in their My APICS account or by calling Pearson VUE direct. There is a non-refundable USD $45 rescheduling fee. 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 who need to reschedule their examination in the same window should not cancel their exam appointment.  Candidates must reschedule the examination through their My APICS account or by contacting Pearson VUE directly. APICS cannot accept cancellation/reschedule requests by email.

To reschedule your appointment online, visit the APICS website at apics.org/myapics and log in to your MY APICS account. Then click on the “My APICS” link in the top right hand corner navigation and select “My APICS Certifications” located on the right hand side of the page. Click “Exam Authorizations and Credits” to expand that section and click on the “Reschedule” link next to the examination you would like to reschedule. This will direct you to the Pearson VUE scheduling system where you can choose a new examination date.

If candidates need to reschedule their exam appointment to a different window, they should follow the cancellation policy below.

Canceling an exam

Candidates have the option to cancel their exam appointment with Pearson VUE by logging into their My APICS account and going to the My APICS Certifications page, selecting Exam Authorization and Credits and selecting the “Reschedule” option next to their exam. Candidates must pay the USD $45 cancellation fee. Candidates will receive a confirmation email from Pearson VUE.  This does not cancel the ATT. All ATT purchases are non-refundable.

Before canceling the examination, if you wish to test in a later testing window, it is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure that their authorization is valid for the next testing window. If a candidate cancels an exam and their authorization is not valid for another window, they will need to reschedule in the same window and the candidate forfeits their cancellation fee. No refunds or transfers will be issued. You must cancel your examination through your My APICS account or by contacting Pearson VUE directly. APICS cannot accept cancellation requests by email.

Once the cancellation has been processed, candidates should allow one business day for the cancellation information to be updated in the APICS system. Once the cancellation has been updated, candidates will receive a new confirmation email with the same window and expiration information. At that time, candidates can then access the ATT form at www.apics.org/att and select the View/Update an existing Authorization to Test option to choose a new exam window. If a candidate chooses a new window that starts within six months of the original date the ATT was issued, no additional fees will be assessed. If a candidate selects a new window that starts after 6 months from the original ATT issue date, they must pay a new exam fee. No refunds or transfers will be issued.

Additional Information

Exam 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. Candidates must submit written documentation to Pearson VUE in order to have their request reviewed. Only authorized emergencies will be considered. Additional information regarding all APICS examinations can be found by visiting APICS Procedure Exam Bulletins.

A service fee of $10 will be applied to all reservations, reschedules or cancellations completed by the Pearson VUE Call Center. This fee will be in addition to any applicable reschedule or cancellation fee.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I obtain an Authorization to Test (ATT)?

What if I need to reschedule an APICS CPIM exam?

What if I did not give 24-hour notice to Pearson VUE but need to cancel my exam?

How do I provide feedback on my testing experience?

Last updated 2016-08-05