CPIM Education

Certified in Production & Inventory Management (CPIM)

The APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) program is one of the most recommended certification by employers world-wide.  The CPIM program offers in-depth education for individuals in the operations and supply chain management profession covering topics from demand management, material planning, capacity planning, supplier and customer relationship management, quality control, and continuous improvement.

Why you should earn the CPIM designation

  • Increase your salary - on average designees see a 12% increase

  • Improve your hiring potential by 65%

  • Maximize ROI on the 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


Reconfigured Program (Effective starting July 1, 2017)

The APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) credential is being updated in format, not content.  The same high quality content from the legacy CPIM program is going through a course reconfiguration to two courses and exams.

CPIM – Part 1

Formerly known as the Basics of Supply Chain Management, this course covers the basic concepts to complete the flow of materials in a supply chain from suppliers to customers in manufacturing, distribution, service, and retail industries.  This includes the fundamental relationships in the design, planning, execution, monitoring, and control that occur.

CPIM – Part 2

With the reconfiguration APICS has taken the four detailed and strategy modules and streamlined them into a single course and exam that examines the planning and execution hierarchy from high level planning to detailed shop-floor management.  Examining in greater detail the concepts presented in Part 1 of the CPIM series, this module provides a framework for planning and decision making that examines the strategies and their implications on the operations functions throughout the supply chain.

The Reconfigured CPIM Course

‚ÄčThe APICS Portland Chapter offers CPIM exam preparation courses to provide a structured and collaborative learning environment for candidates to successfully learn the material presented in the CPIM courseware and prepare for the exam.  

CPIM Part 1 consists of approximately 21 hours of classroom instruction – one three hour session a week for seven weeks.  CPIM Part 2 consists of approximately 39 hours of classroom instruction – one three hour session a week for thirteen weeks.  

Check the calendar for the current class schedule.  Classes for the Reconfigured CPIM start in September 2017.


Instructor led classes are offered periodically throughout the year. Our classes provide a forum for classroom discussion of real world problems and exchange of ideas with peers. Most classes are held at our PCC Sylvania Campus, one night per week from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm or on Saturdays from 8:00 am to 11:00 am. Occasionally some classes are held twice a week or on weekends. Please contact us before you register if you have questions about course dates. Please note classes typically skip holidays.

Class Fees:

Beginning summer term 2009 all classes are bundled. The fee includes tuition, participant guide, textbook, and parking pass, if applicable. Prices are based on member and non-member status and a discount is also available to student members , please contact the Director of Education for more details. All material is handed out on the first night of class.

Cancellation and Refunds:

  • Late fees begin two weeks before the term starts, to allow enough time to order and receive class material. Please review our Late Registration Policy for more details.
  • Low enrollment classes are cancelled one week before the first week of the term.
  • Click on the Sign-Up link below to start your registration.



Jun 24

CPIM Part 1

CPIM Part 1 (BSCM)
Register Now