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APICS CPIM Instructor-Supported Online Classes 


In partnership with the Association of Supply Chain Management (ASCM), FVTC offers APICS CPIM courses in an online, instructor-supported format. 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 ASCM 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. Now is time to roll up your shirt sleeves and dive in!

Ready to begin? It's easy! The best way to begin is by enrolling today in the CPIM Part 1 (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

This Instructor-Supported Online APICS CPIM Part 1 and Part 2 courses are considered a public offering. In this delivery method, students’ progress though the course schedule independent of each other. There are no required activities that all students must attend at any one particular point in time. In other words, you may progress at your own pace as long as you stay current with the course syllabus and meet the deadlines each week.

Students are assigned to one instructor throughout the course. This online class does not have a required meeting time each week. The Instructor-Supported Online course is asynchronous, so you may complete the assignments on your own schedule during the week.

Note: Although the instructor support ends after 10 weeks for CPIM Part 1 and 12 weeks for CPIM part 2, students are given 4 additional weeks access to this course. The last 4 weeks are designed for review or self-study to prepare for the APICS exam. Students are expected to complete a chapter a week and most students spend between 2 and 5 hours per chapter. 

Courses & Start Dates

Fees & Books

APICS CPIM Part 1: the fee is $1,195 for ASCM PLUS Members or $1,395 for ASCM Core/Non-members. This 36 hour course is worth 2 associate degree credits or 3.6 CEU’s through Fox Valley Technical College (FVTC).

APICS CPIM Part 2: the introductory fee is $1,495 for ASCM PLUS Members or $1,795 for ASCM Core/Non-members. This 54 hour course is worth 3 associate degree credits or 5.4 CEU’s through Fox Valley Technical College (FVTC).

The cost of the Instructor-Supported Online course includes the printed APICS Learning System for both CPIM Part 1 & Part 2 and an extensive bank of practice test questions. It also includes access to an online glossary.

Please Note: We cannot ship to PO or APO boxes. Please enter a valid street address when you complete your registration for the course.

Course fees are paid directly to Fox Valley Technical College in USD. The APICS exam is not included. Exams need to be purchased directly from APICS.

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Online Classroom Benefits

Online Classroom Benefits

  • Interactive, visual online objects and imagery

  • Supportive instructors providing next business day response

  • Industry-experienced faculty

  • Targeted learning through pre-assessment

  • Global perspectives from subject matter experts

  • CPIM exam process guidance

  • Established online provider since 1994

Online Virtual Tour

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

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Password: cpim

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Frequently Asked Questions

Getting Started

  1. ASCM Membership – contact ASCM via phone at 1-800-444-2742 or 1-773-867-1777. Obtain membership prior to registration to get a discount on the course fee during registration with FVTC for each course.

  2. Create a Fox Valley Technical College Student ID#. Use same ID# for all courses.

  3. Register for the APICS CPIM course that you need to take. We strongly encourage you to take part 1 before part 2.

  4. Payment in full, in USD, 10 calendar days prior to the start date to avoid being dropped.

  5. Books will be ordered and shipped via FedEX to your mailing address. (We cannot ship to a PO Box or an APO)

  6. You will be emailed a welcome letter five days prior to class start date.  Notification of delay or cancellation of course, if class minimums have not been met, will be emailed to give you options.

Did you already purchase the APICS Learning System?

If you’ve already purchased your APICS Learning System but you’d like to register for an Instructor-Supported Online course with FVTC, you can send an email to to let us know. Please include your name, address, phone number and date you made the purchase. We will check to see if you qualify for a $300 discount. (This would apply to CPIM Part 1 or CPIM Part 2.)

Helpful Links

About ASCM
The Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM) is the global leader in supply chain organizational transformation, innovation and leadership. As the largest non-profit association for supply chain, ASCM is an unbiased partner, connecting companies around the world to the newest thought leadership on all aspects of supply chain. ASCM is built on a foundation of APICS certification and training spanning 60 years. Now, ASCM is driving innovation in the industry with new products, services and partnerships that enable companies to further optimize their supply chains, secure their competitive advantage and positively impact their bottom lines. For more information, visit

APICS is the industry leader in supply chain certification, training and networking. For more than 60 years, APICS has provided world-class supply chain training and certification to foster supply chain talent and improve end-to-end performance. Now under the Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM), APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM); APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP); and APICS Certified in Logistics, Transportation and Distribution (CLTD) designations continue to set the industry standard. For more information, visit

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  | Equatorial Guinea  |  France  |  Germany  |  Ghana  |  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 achieve your goals with FVTC Instructor-Supported Online courses.

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APICS Certification and Professional Development is a part of the ASCM Network.

Congratulations to the winner of FVTC's APICS instructor-supported online class:

Alex Wallin
Nature's Way

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Alex entered the contest at the 2018 APICS Conference in Chicago. Congratulations Alex!


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

Additional online offerings to explore:

APICS CSCP Certification

APICS CLTD Certification