CSCP Education

Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP)

The APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) program is the first and only supply chain certification that encompasses the end-to-end global supply chain. APICS CSCP designees gain the skills to effectively manage global supply chain activities that involve suppliers, plants, distributors, and customers located around the world. Earning the CSCP credential makes you a recognized expert in the supply chain field. This professional distinction sets you apart from your colleagues, proving your high level of knowledge and skills. It makes you a more valuable asset to your organization, keeping you and your organization more competitive in today’s economy. Since its launch in 2006, more than 25,000 professionals in 100 countries have earned the CSCP designation.

The CSCP certification has a total of three modules:

  • CSCP, Module 1: Supply Chain Design
  • CSCP, Module 2: Supply Chain Planning and Execution
  • CSCP, Module 3: Supply Chain Improvement and Best Practices

 

Why a CSCP Certification?

There are many reason why you should choose to pursue a CSCP Certification:

  • Increase your salary - On average designees see a 25% increase
  • Improve your hiring potential by 65%
  • Maximize ERP investments in your organization
  • Effectively manage global end-to-end supply chain activities
  • Increase your professional value and secure your future

 

Time Commitment

We understand, learning takes time. Below is a breakdown of our instruction time for CSCP:

  • CSCP:
    • 42 hours of classroom instruction (one 3-hour session per week for 14 weeks)
    • 3.5 hours of exam time consisting of 150 computer-based questions

 

Pre-Requisites for CSCP

CSCP has a very involved courseware that may be challenging to those who are new to the supply chain world. ASCM, our parent organization, requires that you have at least one of the following before pursuing a certification in CSCP:

  • Possess at least 3 years of supply chain related business experience
  • Bachelors' degree or the international equivalent
  • Hold a CPIM, CLTD, SCOR-P, CIRM, or CTL certification.

 

Certification Process

The process to get a CSCP certification consists of the following steps:

  • Step 1: Confirm your eligibility above for the CSCP preparatory course.
  • Step 2: Sign up for a our CSCP preparatory course. Attend the sessions and learn from others!
  • Step 3: Upon completion of the course, register for your exam. Information will be provided by your instructor.
  • Step 4: Pass your CSCP exam. Achieve a score of at least 300; Score range is 200 to 350.

After passing, you must maintain your certification by earning a total of 75 Continuing Education credits (CE) every 5 years. Continuing Education are earned by participating at events with us at the local chapter, such as our PDMs, workshops, or Plant Tours.

If you have any questions regarding these steps or need help determining how we can help you advance your career, contact us here.

 

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