Certification Testing

Certification Procedure.

Certification exams for all five CPIM modules are offered daily with some week-end and evening hours.

APICS offers computer-based testing (CBT) for all exams. All appointments must be made at least 48 hours before the desired test date. A candidate may make an appointment as much as 60 days in advance of the test date. Testing times are made on a first-come, first-served basis. Some periods of the year may be heavily booked. Call to schedule your appointment well in advance of the date you wish to take the exam. You can also register on line. Either way you are the only one who can schedule the exam, so create a deadline for yourself and schedule the exam when you will be ready to take it.

Test Location / Lost Info

As of this writing there are testing locations in Portland and Vancouver.

Registration Process

  1. Obtain an APICS customer number
    If you are already an APICS member, your membership number is your APICS customer number. If you just joined APICS, please wait until you receive your membership card in the mail before calling to schedule an exam to ensure the number has been processed and transferred to Promissor testing centers.

    If you are not an APICS member and have never dealt with APICS, call APICS Customer Support to have a customer number assigned to you. Contact APICS Customer Support by e-mail at service@apicshq.org or by telephone at (800) 444-2742 or (703) 354-8851. Please allow one week before you call to schedule an exam appointment to ensure your customer number is on file at Promissor testing centers.

    Your customer number stays with you throughout the certification process. Please keep it on file and use it whenever your register for exams or order materials.
  2. Schedule the exam
    Call Promissor Customer Care at 800-274-8399 or register online at the Promissor Website and follow the directions to online registration.
  3. Have the following information ready when you call Promissor:
    Your APICS customer number
    Your method of payment:
    • Credit card (MasterCard, VISA, American Express, or Discover)
      Please note: credit cards will be charged the day of registration - not the exam date.
    • Current APICS voucher
    • Guaranteed form of payment to be remitted onsite: money order or certified check.

Your choices:

Name of the exam

Date of the exam

Location of the testing center

Your location:

Mailing address. Keep in mind that the certification exam information will be mailed to this address.

Fax number

E-mail address

Check your confirmation card/receipt when it arrives.
Promissor Customer Care will provide a confirmation card/receipt via fax or e-mail within 48 hours of registration. If you would like your card/receipt via mail, please inform the Promissor customer care representative. If any information on the confirmation card/receipt is incorrect, call Promissor Customer Care immediately. The confirmation card is your receipt for payment. Keep it in a safe place.

You may also take APICS Certification exams during the APICS conference.

For information on registering for and taking certification exams, visit the APICS Website or call APICS customer service at 800-444-APICS or 703-354-8851.