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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


Each start date has two class numbers. Pick which option you want (see description below), and register for that class number.

CPIM Part 1 & Part 2 Class Option will include an:

  • Instructor-Supported Online class
  • APICS CPIM Learning System printed books, online embedded e-reader, and e-Download

CPIM Part 1 & Part 2 Bundle Option will include an: (Available to ASCM PLUS Members ONLY)

  • Instructor-Supported Online class
  • APICS CPIM Learning System printed books, online embedded e-reader, and e-Download
  • Exam
  • 2nd Chance Exam
    • Participants will have 6 months from purchase date to obtain an Authorization to Test (ATT).
    • The ATT is valid for an additional 6 months for participants to schedule and take each exam.
    • Candidates will ONLY qualify for the 2nd Chance (retake) Exam when they schedule and take their first exam within 90 days of purchasing their valid Authorization to Test and fail the exam. The 2nd Chance Exam (retake), if issued, will be valid for 6 months. This applies to both the CPIM Part 1 exam and CPIM Part 2 exam Bundles.

Due to the combined discounts associated with bundle option, which includes the Instructor-Supported online course with FVTC, the CPIM Part 1 or Part 2 Learning System printed books, embedded e-reader, and e-Download, Exam, & 2nd chance exam vouchers, or any of its components, cannot be returned, refunded or transferred after the books have been ordered.

2019 APICS CPIM Online Class Dates (PDF)

Fees & Books

APICS CPIM Part 1 Class Option - the fee is $1,195 for ASCM PLUS Members or $1,395 for ASCM Core/Non-members.

APICS CPIM Part 1 Bundle Option - the fee is $1,540 for ASCM PLUS Members ONLY.

APICS CPIM Part 2: the Introductory Class Option - the fee is $1,495 for ASCM PLUS Members or $1,795 for ASCM Core/Non-members.

APICS CPIM Part 2 Bundle Option - the fee is $1,840 for ASCM PLUS Members ONLY.

Course fees are paid directly to Fox Valley Technical College in USD. Fees are due 14 days prior to the start of class so the Learning System printed books can be ordered in advance. Welcome letters are emailed 7 days prior to the class start date to provide access into the online course.

The APICS Learning System printed books are included with both the Class option, and the Bundle option. Printed materials will be shipped to the mailing address you enter on your account with FVTC when you create your account. Please Note: We cannot ship to PO or APO boxes. Please enter a valid street address when you complete your registration for the course.


If you will be submitting a Boeing Learning Together Voucher for payment, send it to  as soon as registration is completed so your tuition amount can be billed. Be aware that it will be your responsibility to pay the remaining fees before the books are ordered. Contact us directly if you need an itemized statement at

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. 

Username: cpim
Password: cpim

Username and Password is case sensitive. Please make sure you are using lower case letters.

Take the Tour

Frequently Asked Questions

Getting Started

1. Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM) Membership – visit their website at for details, or 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. (Please note that ASCM membership is optional, and not required to register for the online class).

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

3. Register for the APICS CPIM course that you want to take. (CPIM Part 1 is required before taking CPIM part 2).

4. Payment in full, in USD, 14 calendar days prior to the start date to avoid being dropped. Student balance needs to be paid. If your company has been billed that will not prevent you from starting the class, unless you have an unpaid balance on your individual account.

5. Books will be ordered nine business days prior to the class start date.  The books will be 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 seven days prior to the 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.)

This discount does not apply to the Bundle Option.

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.



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

Additional online offerings to explore:

APICS CSCP Certification

APICS CLTD Certification