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Online APICS Certification Courses

Register now for our online certification prep courses for APICS examinations that recognize expertise in supply chain management.

Are you ready to advance your career in supply chain management? If so, an APICS certification from the Association for Supply Chain Management may help you take that next step.­

Thanks to an alliance with ASCM, University of Maryland Global Campus is proud to offer preparatory courses for several career-relevant certifications. By enrolling in a certification prep course, you can enhance your understanding of supply chain management, gain valuable new career skills, and get help in preparation for your certification exam.

APICS Certifications

APICS logoGlobally recognized and highly respected in the supply chain management industry, APICS certifications and credentials help supply chain leaders and professionals stay active and up-to-date on their skills and knowledge. Whether you're looking to advance your career, demonstrate your mastery of supply chain logistics, or increase your knowledge base in a specific topic, an APICS certification from ASCM can help you reach your professional goals.

Online CPIM 8.0 Prep Course

UMGC offers a prep course for the Certified in Planning and Inventory Management 8.0 (CPIM 8.0) certification. This 12-week, non-credit online prep course follows the official CPIM learning system and is taught by an experienced instructor with supply chain expertise. In this course, you will study six different modules that are designed to fully prepare you for your CPIM exam. Topics of study include fundamentals of demand management, inventory management, and more.

Online CSCP Prep Course

UMGC offers a prep course for the Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) certification. This is a 12-week, non-credit online prep course that follows the official CSCP Learning System and is taught by an experienced instructor. Topics of study include global supply chain networks, internal operations and inventory, and more.

To be eligible to take the CSCP exam, you must meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Have three or more years of supply chain-related business experience
  • Hold a bachelor's degree or equivalent credential
  • Hold an active CPIM, CPIM-F, CIRM, SCOR-P, CPM, CPSM, CTL, CLTD, CLTD-F, or CSM designation

Online Supply Chain Technology Certificate Prep Course

Looking for a quicker way to stand out in the supply chain field? Prepare for the ASCM Supply Chain Technology Certificate, which helps you demonstrate your expertise in supply chain strategy, proves your ability to lead a major transformation project, and sets you apart from the competition—paving the way for new professional opportunities. In this 6-week prep course at UMGC, you’ll learn about the newest supply chain technologies through case studies from globally recognized organizations.

Upcoming Course Sessions

Register for one of the two course sessions in the spring 2024 term:

  • CPIM: April 11–June 27, 2024
  • CSCP: April 11–June 27, 2024
  • Supply Chain Technology Certificate: April 11–May 16, 2024

Prep Courses Coming Soon: CLTD

Please stay tuned for UMGC prep courses that are coming soon.

Certified in Logistics, Transportation & Distribution (CLTD)

Logistics is top-of-mind for every company who delivers products to customers. By earning the Certified in Logistics, Transportation and Distribution (CLTD) designation, you’ll learn best practices along with the latest strategies and trends so you can lead in the logistics, transportation, and distribution sectors.

How to Get Started & Important Information

UMGC Non-Credit Course Registration Form

Please note: By completing and submitting this form, you are registering for the online APICS/ASCM Certified Planning & Inventory Manager (CPIM), the online APICS/ASCM Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) course, or the Supply Chain Technology Certificate course with UMGC and you agree to pay the listed registration fee:

  • CPIM prep course: $2,495
  • CSCP prep course: $2,400
  • Supply Chain Technology Certificate prep course: $695

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