APICS certification Program

Certified in Production and Inventory Management

CPIM Registration Process

All candidates will be 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 the exam with Pearson VUE and is valid for one year 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.

To register for the APICS CPIM exams, please be prepared to have the following information available when you register online or over the phone with Pearson VUE:

  • APICS customer ID number in the format APICS1234567. Candidates with 6-digit ID must add a zero at the beginning of their ID number.
  • Personal information — Mailing address, telephone number, and email address
  • Exam information — Name of exam, preferred testing date, and testing location

Schedule Your Exam with Pearson VUE Online or by Phone

The registration deadline for all exams is 24 hours before the exam date. However, this does not guarantee that the candidate will be able to schedule an exam on their first preferred date. Exam seats are limited and are given on a first come, first served basis. We encourage all candidates to schedule their exam as early as possible.

Online scheduling with Pearson VUE is a two-step process. The first step is to create a web account which contains a user profile. Candidates will need an APICS ID for this step. Candidates will then receive an email that allows them to continue to the second step, which is scheduling the testing appointment. Candidates may conduct all future scheduling once a web account is created.

Note About CPIM Fees

  • Exams scheduled, rescheduled or canceled with a Pearson VUE call center will result in a $10 (USD) administrative charge.
  • Exams rescheduled more than 24 hours prior to the testing date will result in a $30 (USD) rescheduling charge, in addition to the $10 (USD) administration charge if rescheduling an exam through the call center. Exams cannot be rescheduled less than 24 hours prior to the testing appointment time.
  • Candidates who no longer can test within their one-year ATT period will forfeit their exam fees. However, candidates who have already scheduled an exam and can no longer take it are encouraged to cancel the scheduled exam to free up the reserved seat for other exam candidates.
  • Schedule Test Online
  • Schedule Test Over the Phone
NOTE: Candidates approved for special accommodations must contact our Accommodations Group at 800-466-0450 to schedule an exam.

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Last updated 2014-03-15