The APICS CPIM score range is from 265 - 330. A score of 300 or higher is required to pass the exam.
Fail: - 265 - 299
Pass: 300 - 330
APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) Questions
What is the APICS CSCP certification?
The APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) program is recognized worldwide as the premier supply chain management education and certification program. The APICS CSCP program takes a broad view of operations, extending beyond internal operations to encompass the entire supply chain - from supplier, through the company, to the end consumer. The program provides professionals with the knowledge necessary to understand and manage the integration and coordination of end-to-end supply chain activities.
The APICS CSCP program is divided into three modules to provide participants with the best possible educational assessment and knowledge base. By earning the APICS CSCP designation, you demonstrate that you have mastered the APICS supply chain management body of knowledge and that you are committed to the profession. You must pass one comprehensive exam to earn the APICS CSCP designation.
How is the APICS CSCP course delivered?
The APICS CSCP Learning System combines prints materials with interactive online components. It is offered in three learning options - self-directed, instructor-led, or in-house. Visit the apicsAU.org.au website to understand when instructor-led classes are scheduled.
What does "related business experience" mean in terms of the exam eligibility requirements?
APICS defines "related experience" as work that is directly connected to some aspect of the supply chain. This can include raw materials extraction, transportation and logistics, procurement, manufacturing, warehousing, distribution, retail, customer service, software design and support, and other areas that directly affect the supply chain. Workers who operate transportation or materials moving equipment or machines or processing equipment that require an intermediate level of training would qualify. Managers, officials, professionals, technicians, sales personnel, quality and quality control personnel, and skilled craft workers will generally be considered eligible.
Examples of work experience that would not qualify include clerical and administrative support positions such as data entry, duplicating machine operator, file clerks, office machine operators, secretaries, telephone operators, order clerks and/or unskilled labor positions where the duties require little or no independent judgment or specialized training.
How many questions are on the APICS CSCP exam?
The APICS CSCP exam consists of 175 multiple-choice questions (150 operational and 25 pretest). The pretest questions do not contribute to your total score but are necessary for research purposes. These pretest questions are randomly distributed among the scorable items and will be used for statistical purposes only. The pretest items are similar to the scorable items on the test, and candidates will not know which items will be scored and which will not. Candidates should answer all exam questions.
How much time will candidates have to complete the APICS CSCP exam?
Candidates will be allowed four hours of test time.
What is the score range for the APICS CSCP exam?
The APICS CSCP score range is from 200-350. A score of 300 or higher is required to pass the exam.
Fail = 200 - 299
Pass = 300 - 350
APICS Certified in Integrated Resource Management (CIRM) Questions
APICS discontinued offering the APICS Certified in Integrated Resource Management (CIRM) program on June 1, 2008. Content of APICS CIRM program will continue to be recognized as a valuable part of the APICS body of knowledge.
Computer-Based Testing (CBT) Questions
What exams are available in CBT in Australia?
Currently only the CSCP exam is available in a CBT format in Sydney. All CPIM and CSCP exams (with the exception of CSCP in Sydney) are paper-and-pencil.
CBT options are likely to be extended for all APICS exams during 2014.
To find out more about exam locations and policies contact your local apicsAU administration office.
What computer skills are needed to take exams via APICS CBT?
Candidates are expected to be familiar with the use of a mouse and keyboard. Candidates must also be able to use a four function online calculator. A short tutorial will be available to each candidate at the testing center prior to taking the exam. The tutorial will also be available to candidates online for review before the exam.
APICS Certification Exam Score Expiration Questions
How long do I have to complete my CPIM?
APICS certifications are recognized globally as the standard of professional excellence in supply chain and operations management. To ensure the validity of those certifications, APICS will limit the length of time certification exams are valid. Beginning January 1, 2013, exam scores will have a life span of 10 years from the date the exam is taken.
This policy ensures that candidates who earn APICS certifications have current and relevant knowledge in their field.
With this change in policy, candidates pursuing the APICS CPIM designation will have 10 years from the date of their first successful exam to complete all five modules. If candidates do not earn the certification in this time frame, they will have to retake and pass any exam that has expired.
How and why was this policy decision made?
This policy was determined by the APICS Certification Committee with the approval of the APICS Board of Directors, and was enacted to ensure that candidates who achieve a certification have current and relevant knowledge in their field. No special requests or grandfathering will be accepted in relation to this rule.
How long are APICS certification exam scores valid toward the APICS CPIM designation?
APICS certification exam scores are valid for 10 years from the date the exam is taken. For example, the exam score from a Basics of Supply Chain Management exam taken on March 18, 2011, will expire on March 18, 2021.
Does this policy impact my status if I currently hold the APICS CPIM or CFPIM designations?
No, a candidate who is currently certified will not lose their credentials and all certification maintenance program policies remain in effect.
How will candidates be notified?
APICS first notified candidates of this policy change via email in August 2011. Regular updates will also be sent via email. To ensure your contact information is up-to-date, access your APICS profile by logging into the APICS website using the box at the top right of this page and clicking My APICS or contact APICS Customer Service at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are APICS CPIM maintenance requirements affected by this policy?
No. All policies outlined in the certification maintenance bulletins in the APICS certification maintenance section of the APICS website are unchanged.
APICS Certificate Questions
When do I get a certificate?
APICS Certificates are issued when the following events occur:
- An individual passes the Basics of Supply Chain Management (BSCM) exam
- An individual earns the APICS CPIM, CFPIM, or CSCP designations
- An individual's certification maintenance is processed (all certifications)
- An individual becomes lifetime-certified (all certifications)
Where will my certificate be sent?
BSCM, CPIM, and CSCP certificates (including replacement certificates) will be sent to you by apicsAU (after receipt from APICS)
Certification maintenance and Lifetime certificates are sent directly to you from APICS at the address as listed in the APICS database.
How long will it take for me to receive my certificate?
Original certificates typically are mailed within 4 to 6 weeks of the exam results being released to you.
My name was misspelled on my certificate. What do I do?
apicsAU provides your name to APICS for the purposes of issuing certificates. apicsAU uses the name provided by you on your registration form. It is imperative that you therefore use your full, legal name on your registration form.
If your name is misspelled on your certificate please contact the apicsAU administration who can help you obtain a duplicate certificate. Please note that if the APICS certificate has a misspelling due to an APICS typographical error, they will replace it at no charge. If the misspelling is not due to APICS, apicsAU will need to request a duplicate certificate on your behalf and a fee of US30 plus postage will be levied. APICS typically takes two weeks to provide a duplicate certificate.
My certificate was lost or destroyed. How do I obtain a duplicate?
apicsAU can assist you to request a duplicate certificate from APICS. A fee of US30 plus postage will be levied and your certificate will arrive in approximately two weeks.
I was certified in the past but my certification is now suspended due to non-maintenance. Can I receive a duplicate certificate?
Because APICS CPIM or CFPIM and CSCP certificates only contain the original date of certification, duplicate certificates can only be issued to individuals whose certification is current. Issuing a duplicate certificate to someone whose certification is suspended is misleading to the individual as it could imply that the certification is current.
However, apicsAU can request from APICS a letter confirming the dates you were certified from.
APICS Certification Maintenance Questions
I notice on the APICS USA website that APICS is promoting a qualification re-certification or maintenance program. What does this mean for me in Australia?
APICS is indeed promoting a program of qualification re-certification for CPIM and CSCP graduates. The Australasian Production and Inventory Control Society (apicsAu) does not have any involvement in the administration of this program. All enquiries regarding certification maintenance should be directed to APICS directly.
To whom does the APICS Certification Maintenance Program apply?
All individuals who earned APICS CPIM, CFPIM, or CSCP designations are required to go through the Certification Maintenance Program.
When should I submit my application to APICS?
Certification maintenance cycles run in five-year intervals, commencing from the date of initial certification and ending on the last day of the month that initial certification was received.
Date you became certified Maintenance application due
|June 20, 2003
||June 30, 2008|
|April 10, 2005
||April 30, 2010|
|February 2, 2010
||February 28, 2015|
|November 14, 2009
||November 30, 2014|
Will APICS notify me when my application is due?
Notifications are sent via email to all certified individuals one year, 90 days, 60 days, and 30 days before their maintenance due date.
Am I required to retake the CPIM and/or CSCP exams in order to maintain my certification?
No, but if your certification status is suspended and continues to lapse for five years past your suspension date, you must take and pass the required certification exams again.
Will points be earned for responsibilities and activities completed as part of my full-time job?
No. The idea of the maintenance program is to demonstrate ongoing knowledge through continuous education.
Do I need to become a member of APICS in order to begin collecting maintenance points?
No. The APICS certification maintenance program is designed for both members and non-members. However, by becoming a member of APICS you will be able to claim 6 points per year for each year your membership is in good standing.
How can chapters and other education providers supply documentation of participation to individuals seeking certification maintenance points?
Many organizations provide a form on company or chapter letterhead for the students to complete. Other groups send out certificates and receipts to students for purposes of documentation. If you attended a program in the past and would now like to seek documentation, contact the sponsoring organization and request a letter on letterhead or a certificate of completion.
Why does APICS membership earn six points per year while membership in other organizations only earns one point per year?
APICS members receive a great deal of information during a membership year, ensuring that they are exposed to resource management-related material on a consistent basis. APICS material is also most likely to address the APICS body of knowledge and is thus more likely to support the goals of the APICS CPIM, CFPIM, and CSCP certification maintenance program.
What is the definition of "original research"?
Research conducted for a publication is considered "original" if it has been accepted by a peer-review editorial review board.
Can I submit my website as an example of a "published article"?
Websites and their contents are not accepted as points toward a published article because articles are reviewed by panels, publishers, editors, etc., but websites are not held to the same standards.
How do I request lifetime certification?
Lifetime certification is available to individuals who are at least 62 years of age and have current (non-suspended) certifications. Individuals with suspended or expired certifications must bring their certifications current before applying for lifetime certification. To request lifetime certification, submit your request to the APICS Certification department in writing along with a copy of a government-issued ID which confirms your age (drivers license, passport, etc). Requests can be mailed to APICS HQ (Attn: Lifetime Certification), faxed to +1 773 639-3171, or emailed to email@example.com