CPIM Certification

CPIM, Certified in Planning and Inventory Management

Since 1973, the CPIM program has educated more than 100,000 manufacturing professionals on essential terminology, concepts, and strategies related to demand management, procurement and supplier planning, material requirements planning, capacity requirements planning, sales and operations planning, master scheduling, performance measurements, supplier relationships, quality control, and continuous improvement.

Benefits of CPIM

A CPIM education can help you to:

  • Increase your functional knowledge of production and inventory management.
  • Improve efficiency across the processes of your organization’s supply chain.
  • Streamline operations through accurate forecasting.
  • Predict outcomes more accurately.
  • Maximize customer satisfaction by delivering products and services Just-in-Time.
  • Increase profitability by optimizing your organization’s inventory investment.
  • Enhance your credibility among peers, employers, and customers.

Who should earn the CPIM designation?

A CPIM education is essential for professionals involved in:

  • Production and inventory management
  • Operations
  • Supply chain management
  • Procurement
  • Materials management
  • Purchasing

The CPIM module courses are the right place to start!

How do you Get your CPIM?

You obtain your CPIM certification by passing two certification exams.  These exams are administered at certified training centers thru out BC.

So the process to get your CPIM in BC via instructor led classes you need to take 2 classes, purchase 2 student kits, and pass 2 certification exams.  

You prepare for the certification exam by taking our instructor led classes.  Find out what is in our classes  and course outlines HERE

This comprehensive classroom training course will provide students with information and tools to master the Certified in Planning and Inventory Management (CPIM) body of knowledge. It is the only single resource available that is designed specifically to help candidates pass the exam.  The learning system materials will include printed materials, progress checks, quizzes, practise exams and case studies via a comprehensive online learning portal.  The part 1 Class is 36 hours and the part 2 class is 42 hours.

The complete CPIM program consists of two classes and two external certification exams.   Learn more about this complete program at HERE for learning kit materials and learning system. 

Taking a Class

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To obtain your CPIM thru our instructor led programs you will need too take two classes, purchase two student kits and pass two certification exams.  You should budget Approx $4000.   Class costs are found at each school and are estimated at $750 a class.   Materials costs and exam costs are below.  Starting Sept 2017 materials and exam will be available thru our online store.  Materials will be for sale online for each.   Catalog

So the summary of your pricing to take an instructor led classes will be Approx in CAD (not including any taxes) Estimates as of 1 Jan 2021:

2 x CPIM part 1 and part 2 classes tuition -  2 x $750= $1500 CDN Varies
CPIM part 1 learning kit                                 =$590 CDN
CPIM part 2 learning kit                                 =$685 CDN
2 x CPIM exams - 2 x $610                             =$1220 CDN with membership
Membership                                                    =$220 USD = $280 CDN

TOTAL--------------------------------------------=$4275 plus 5% GST

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