Certification Holders

APICS Certification Holders  

All individuals who earned APICS CPIM, CFPIM, or CSCP designations are required to go through the Certification Maintenance Program. You worked hard to earn your certification, so don’t put your certification at risk.

Certification maintenance cycles run in five-year intervals, commencing from the date of initial certification and ending on the last day of the month that initial certification was received. You are required to submit a certification maintenance application.

Every 5 years, you are required to submit proof that you have current and relevant knowledge in your field. To do this, there are certain activities that earn points towards certification maintenance. Points can be earned from continued membership, volunteering with APICS, attending professional development meetings, taking continuing education courses, and there are many more ways to earn maintenance points. 

APICS Certification Maintenance

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

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

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