APICS certification Program

Certified in Production and Inventory Management

CPIM Registration Process

All candidates will be required to first log in to the APICS website and complete the Authorization to Test (ATT) Request Form. An ATT from APICS is required in order to schedule the exam with Pearson VUE, and is valid for six months from the date of issuance. After payment is applied, you will receive an ATT confirmation email from APICS with scheduling instructions and other exam-related information.

Once you have received your ATT and you are ready to register for an APICS CPIM exam, 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. If you have a 6-digit ID you must add a zero at the beginning of your ID number.
  • Personal information — Name as it appears in the APICS database, mailing address, telephone number, and email address. You will need to confirm this information during the registration process. Errors in your name should be reported back to APICS directly.
  • 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 you will be able to schedule an exam on your first preferred date. Exam seats are limited and are given on a first come, first served basis. We encourage youto schedule your exam as early as possible for the best selection of dates, times, and locations.

Online scheduling with Pearson VUE is a two-step process. The first step is to create a web account which contains your user profile. You only need to create a web account on your first visit to the Pearson VUE website. You may login into the same web account on all subsequent visits. You will need your APICS ID to create the account. You will then receive an email that allows you to continue to the second step, which is scheduling the testing appointment. You may conduct all future scheduling online once a web account is created.

CPIM and CPIM Recertification Appointment Details

  • If you can no longer test as scheduled, you must reschedule your appointment at least 24 hours prior to the selected testing appointment time. Exams cannot be rescheduled or cancelled less than 24 hours prior to the selected testing appointment time.
  • Exams scheduled, rescheduled or canceled with the assistance of a Pearson VUE call center representative will result in a $10 (USD) administrative charge. There is no administrative charge to schedule or make appointment changes on the web.
  • Any exam rescheduled will result in a $30 (USD) rescheduling charge. In addition, if you utilize a Pearson VUE call center, you will incur the additional $10 (USD) administrative charge
  • Any exam cancelled will result in forfeiture of your entire exam fee paid to APICS and your Authorization to Test (ATT) will be consumed. In addition, if you utilize a Pearson VUE call center, you will incur the additional $10 (USD) administrative charge. If you cannot test within your six-month ATT period you will forfeit your exam fees paid to APICS. However, if you have already scheduled an exam within this time period and can no longer take it, you are encouraged to cancel the scheduled exam to free up the reserved seat for other examination candidates.
  • Schedule Test Online
  • Schedule Test Over the Phone
NOTE: Candidates who require special testing accommodations must contact our Accommodations Group at 800-466-0450 to schedule an exam. Information about submitting accommodations documentation is available on the main Pearson VUE page.

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Last updated 2014-06-13