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APICS CPIM Online Classes 


In partnership with APICS, FVTC offers the APICS CPIM in an online, instructor-supported format. No waiting for a class to begin. Participants are assigned to an APICS certified instructor who supports their learning activities during the course. 

The Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) coursework provides a common basis for individuals and organizations to evaluate their inventory management. The program has helped individuals and their organizations become more productive and competitive because it is designed to test candidates’ in-depth knowledge of a variety of subjects specific to production and inventory management.

Why pursue APICS Certification?

APICS certification programs open the door to job opportunities and your career advancement. According to a recent APICS Salary Survey, respondents with CPIM credentials earned 15 percent to 23 percent more than non-certified professionals.

In addition, more Internet-savvy manufacturing companies are demanding APICS certification on applicant resumes. On, more than 61 percent of manufacturing jobs request APICS certification!

The CPIM and CSCP programs specialize in results-oriented education, which means that you will walk away with more than the professional credentials that you have earned. You will learn to apply what you have learned in your own job, giving you enhanced credibility and recognition as a valued resource within your company.

Why now? Let's face it. With the hectic world we live in, there will be no "perfect" time to begin certification. It is time to roll up your shirt sleeves and dive in!

How do I begin? It's easy! The best way to begin is by enrolling today in the Basics of Supply Chain Management course for the CPIM certification. We're here to help. Contact us if you have any questions on how to begin your CPIM certification.

Time Commitment & Expectations

Most students complete a chapter a week and spend between 2 and 4 hours per chapter.  Some students complete 2 chapters a week, while others take much longer.  We ask that once you begin a course that you complete it within 12 weeks.  Below is a listing of the five modules and the number of chapters in each module:

Basics of Supply Chain Management - 10 chapters
Master Planning of Resources - 8 chapters
Detailed Scheduling and Planning - 9 chapters
Execution and Control of Operations - 8 chapters
Strategic Management of Resources - 8 chapters

Remember to include testing lead time. To become a CPIM you must take and pass examinations for each of the five CPIM modules.  These tests are administered by a third party that APICS has contracted with.  The tests are administered on demand domestically (when you need them versus a set schedule) and are offered at testing centers.  More information about testing can be found by clicking the following link.

APICS CPIM Exam Information


The Basics of Supply Chain Management

Explore the basic concepts in managing the flow of materials in a supply chain. In the Basics, you get a complete overview of material flow, from internal and external suppliers to and from your organization. Topics include:

Elements of the supply chain
Just-in-time (JIT)
Total quality management (TQM)
Manufacturing resources planning (MRP II)
Demand planning
Capacity management

Master Planning of Resource

Explore the processes used to develop sales and operations plans; identify and assess internal and external demand and forecasting requirements. The course focuses on the importance of producing achievable master schedules that are consistent with business policies, objectives, and resource constraints. Topics include:

Demand management
Sales and operations planning
Master scheduling
Measuring business performance

Detailed Scheduling and Planning

Focus on the various techniques for material and capacity scheduling. Study detailed descriptions of material requirements planning (MRP), capacity requirements planning (CRP), inventory management practices, and procurement and supplier planning. Topics include:

Recognizing techniques and practices of inventory management
Mechanics of the detailed material planning process
Planning operations to support the priority plan
Planning procurement and external sources of supply

Execution and Control of Operations

Focus on the areas of prioritizing and sequencing work, executing work plans and implementing controls, reporting activity results, and providing feedback on performance. This course explains techniques for scheduling and controlling production processes, the execution of quality initiatives and continuous improvement plans, and the control and handling of inventories. Topics include:

Prioritizing and sequencing work
Executing plans and implementing controls
Authorizing and reporting activities for push and pull systems
Evaluating performance and providing feedback

Strategic Management of Resources

Explore the relationship of existing and emerging processes and technologies to manufacturing strategy and supply chain-related functions. This course addresses three main topics: aligning resources with the strategic plan, configuring and integrating operating processes to support the strategic plan, and implementing change. Topics include:

Competitive market issues
Choices affecting facilities, supply chain, information technology, and organizational design
Configuring and integrating internal processes
Evaluating and managing projects 

Fees & Books

Course fees are paid directly to Fox Valley Technical College. All materials and exams are purchased directly from APICS. 

APICS CPIM Budget Worksheet (PDF)

APICS CPIM Instructor-Supported Online Fees (PDF)

Online Classroom Benefits

  • Learn with interactive hands-on learning objects.

  • Watch videos for every session.

  • Prepare to pass the examinations with course activities that were designed for this purpose.

  • Expect quick response from experienced and certified instructors.

  • Apply your ideas in your job after learning from others..

  • Earn two Fox Valley Technical College credits.

  • Learn at your convenience anytime, anywhere!

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See for yourself! Take a virtual tour of the CPIM classroom. 

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Getting Started

Enroll anytime and begin right away! After you register and pay online, you will receive a welcome letter to explain how to get started. This will also include your personalized start and end dates for the course. It is the student's responsibility to purchase and receive your materials from APICS. Please contact us with any questions.

Helpful Links

CPIM Learning Object

Begin your CPIM journey by learning more about the basic tenets of the CPIM modules and the benefits of achieving certification.  What is CPIM and why should you complete the five modules?  Review the attached learning object to discover the answer.

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The Association for Operations Management  is a not-for-profit international organization respected throughout the world for education and professional certification programs.  APICS' certifications, training tools, and networking opportunities increase workplace performance.  |  APICS Bookstore

The Association for Operations Management

The Fox Valley Chapter of APICS , a platinum award-winning chapter of APICS, extends from south of DePere to Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.  With an annual membership of over 300 members, the Fox Valley Chapter members comprise an excellent cross section of businesses located in the Fox Valley.  Historically, known for paper and pulp production, the Fox Valley includes many international and multi-national businesses, both manufacturing- and service-oriented.

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Additional online offerings to explore:

APICS CSCP Certification 

FVTC Provides Worldwide Service

Our online APICS CPIM and APICS CSCP participants span the globe. Following is a list of represented countries and regions:

Antigua  |  Argentina  |  Austria  |  Bangladesh   |  Belgium  |  Bosnia/Herzegovina  |  Brazil  |  Bulgaria  |   Canada  |  Chile  |  China  |  Colombia  |  Croatia  |  Czech Republic  |  Denmark  |  Dominican Republic  |  Ecuador  |  Egypt  |  England  |  Equatorial Guinea  |  France  |  Germany  |  Ghana  |  Great Britain  |  Guatemala  |  Hungary  |  India  |  Indonesia  |  Iraq  |  Ireland  |  Israel  |  Italy  |  Japan  |  Jordan  |  Kazakhstan  |  Kenya  |  South Korea  |  Kuwait  |  Lithuania  |  Luxembourg  |  Malaysia  |  Mexico  |  Netherlands  |  New Zealand  |  Nigeria  |  Norway  |  Pakistan  |  Peru  |  Philippines  |  Poland  |  Portugal  |  Puerto Rico  |  Romania  |  Russian Federation  |  Saudi Arabia  |  Republic of Serbia  |  Singapore  |  Slovakia  |  Slovenia  |  South Africa  |  Spain  |  Sweden  |  Switzerland  |  Taiwan  |  Thailand  |  Turkey  |  United Arab Emirates  |  United Kingdom  |  United States  |  Vietnam  |  West Indies  |  Yugoslavia 

Wherever you are, you can get started with us today.

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Contact FVTC:
1-800-735-3882 ext 5150

Are you a United States Veteran? Learn more about the benefits available to aid your CPIM/CSCP studies. Contact our Veterans Services team for more information.