Certificate in Production and Inventory Management

APICS/ASCM Certification Prep Programs 

ASCM®, the Association for Supply Chain Management (formerly APICS®), is the global leader and premier source of leading-edge knowledge in operations and supply chain management. ASCM® has developed a comprehensive educational program designed for operations and supply chain professionals, and the northeastern PA campuses of Penn State University are collaborating to offer these prep programs to prepare individuals to take the certification exams. 

APICS® Certified Production and Inventory Management

The APICS® CPIM® is the global standard education credential program of the Association of Supply Chain Management, ASCM.

Every ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system uses business rules originating from CPIM's® body of knowledge. Earning an APICS® CPIM® certification shows employers that as a professional you know how to effectively manage risks and disruptions, as well as leverage technology that uses data and streamline processes. 

CPIM® Overview

CPIM® focuses on the mastery of an organization's internal operations and provides an in-depth understanding of the Fundamentals of Demand Management, Plan Supply, Executing the Supply Plan, Inventory Management, Continuous Improvement and Quality Management and Technologies, Strategy and S&OP and provides the knowledge to apply this information across the extended supply chain.

Online Certification Prep Course - Spring 2024

The reconfiguration of the APICS CPIM 8.0 is one 48-hour, online program (12 week) program and one exam.

This online program, taught by Penn State approved and APICS® certified instructors, is being offered in collaboration with other campuses of Penn State thru online video, classes are originated at Penn State Scranton.

  • Dates: January 18, 2024 - April 20, 2024 (no classes week of 3/25/24)
  • Days & Times:  Thursdays, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. and Saturdays, 8 a.m. - 10 a.m.
  • Delivery: Online Instructor-led training via Zoom
  • Registration Deadline: January 8, 2024 (to receive materials in time)
  • Fees: 
    • $2,350 for APICS Members
    • $2,550 for non-members

Register ONLINE CPIM spring 2024

  • Please contact 610-396-6221 for discount code or email [email protected] with copy of your APICS Membership Card
  • Fees include: APICS® CPIM® Learning System Workbook, Student Slide book and access to online study.

*Students are responsible for their own exams*

APICS® CLTD® (Certified Logistics Transportation and Distribution)
39 Hours of Instruction

Manage the performance of your supply chain and position yourself for success with a Certification in Logistics Transportation and Distribution (CLTD®.)

CLTD® Overview

Meet today’s demands in logistics, transportation and distribution industries in field of supply chain management. This program is designed for traffic managers, logistics managers, warehouse operations and district managers and reverse logistic managers. Seeking the APICS®-CLTD® certification will make you a more valuable asset to your organization, keeping you and your organization more competitive in today's global economy. Program is taught by Penn State approved and APICS® certified instructors. This course is being offered in collaboration with other campuses of Penn State thru video link, Zoom and online platforms.

Length of the program generally consists of 39 instructional hours.

Dates: Coming Soon
Day & Time:  6-9pm
Deliver: Instructor-led videoconferencing via Zoom
Fee: $1,625
Fee includes: APICS® CLTD® Learning System Workbook, Student Slide book and access to online study. Please note student is responsible for scheduling the CLTD® examination.

Interested in this course? Please contact Erica Kunkel at 610-396-6221