Certification Programs include:


CPIM – Certified Production & Inventory Management

CSCP – Certified Supply Chain Professional 

CLM - Certified Lean Master 

CSCA – Certified Supply Chain Analyst - FOR CSU Students

APICS NoCo offers these and other programs in Public or Private classes in various formats.  We will customize a program to fit your needs for private classes 




APICS NoCo offers Preparation for CPIM – Certified Production & Inventory Management program in Three Formats.  

#1       8 Week Format - In Person Classroom
If You Are Just Getting Started or Wanting A Refresher at Slower Pace

  A regular 8 week class format, typically 3 hours, one evening per week is best for those just starting out on the path to certification.  These are best taken in sequence starting with Basics module followed by MPR, DSP, ECO and ending with SMR.  In the 8 week format we allow for 2-3 weeks between classes for you to lock in your exam while still fresh from the classroom.

#2      Accelerated - 2 or 3 day format, In Person Classroom
You have Experience or Want a Quick Refresher

  We also offer an accelerated format where the entire class can be done in a very short time frame for those who just want a refresher and who probably have significant experience in the industry already.  We do not recommend this for the person just starting out.

#3      Non-standard - Online Live Classroom 
You need a digital class because you cannot attend an IN Person Class

  We also offer an accelerated format where the entire class can be done in a very short time frame for those who just want a refresher and who probably have significant experience in the industry already.  We do not recommend this for the person just starting out.



  CPIM modules require approximately 24 hours per module depending on makeup of class participants.  We also work to tailor the class experience to those in the class with interactive discussion as relates to your environment.  Additionally, the most successful CPIM candidates will invest an equal number of hours in outside study.  This is critical to realizing your long term investment.  Historically the Pass/Fail rate for CPIM is around 75-77% depending on the module.  It takes WORK, and commitment.   With our help you dramatically improve your chances for success the first time.


  Exams are taken at regional testing centers on a computer.  You immediately receive your test score with a diagnostic showing how you scored in each area of study.  


Why You Need the APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) Program

The APICS CPIM Program provides you with the ability to understand and evaluate production and inventory activities within a company's global operations.


  • is preferred by thousands of employers worldwide
  • has educated more than 95,000 professionals since 1973
  • offers essential terminology, concepts, and strategies related to
    • demand management
    • procurement management
    • supplier planning
    • material requirements planning
    • capacity planning
    • sales and operations planning
    • master scheduling
    • performance measurements
    • supplier relationships
    • quality control
    • continuous improvement

APICS CPIM will help you

  • increase your functional knowledge of production and inventory management
  • maximize ROI on the systems and technologies within your organization
  • master the tools you need to effectively manage global supply chain activities
  • gain knowledge to apply principles ERP software to cover various critical functions within your organization
  • earn customer satisfaction by delivering Lean/Just-in-Time products and services
  • enhance your credibility within your organization
  • create consistency and foster collaboration through best practices, common terminology, and corporate-wide communication.


CPIM in a classroom is per module at:

$755 for Member
$955 for Nonmember

These include all materials provided the first session of class, participant guide, primary reference textbook, Exam Content Manual, Practice Questions, Access to CPIM Study Tools, 1 Exam Credit and the APICS dictionary (members receive this free with current membership).

Membership rates provide all you need at discount valued at over $1000.

APICS Membership is $200 per person per year.
Non members purchasing all 5 CPIM modules will invest $4775.

Non-standard Online for CPIM remotely is per module at:

$695 for Member
$895 for Nonmember

These include ONLY the course and participant materials digitally.  We provide recommendations for  primary reference textbook materials.  We suggest you also purchase the APICS Exam Content Manual, Practice Questions, Exam Credit and the APICS dictionary (members receive this free with current membership).  These are sold separately for online participation.

For OnLine classes supporting CPIM contact our CPIM Value Stream Manager for details.  We offer a non-standard version designed for online learning environment.  vsm.cpim@apicsnoco.org




Boost Your Supply Chain Performance and Productivity. 

Distinguish Yourself as a Supply Chain Expert.

APICS NoCo offers the Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) Exam Preparation Program


A 12 week exam preparation course for the Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) program will run from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM one evening a week for twelve weeks.  Or - we also offer accelerated format running 4 Saturdays if you choose.

The CSCP program has 3 modules: 

Module 1: Fundamentals of Supply Chain Management

Module 2: Supply Chain Strategy, Design, and Compliance

Module 3: APICS Implementation and Operations

All modules will be covered in this comprehensive review course.


The fee for the exam preparation course is $2,795 for members and includes the CSCP Learning System and the exam fee and also the APICS membership of $200.  Membership saves over $400 on CSCP content.  All course materials will be provided the first class.



The final review session will be concluded in time for the CSCP computer based exam window. Candidates interested in registration procedures for the CSCP exam should visit CSCP testing information.


For more information about APICS Northern Colorado certification preparation classes, please contact us at vsm.CSCP@apicsnoco.org.



APICS NoCo presents CLM - Certified Lean Master

Creating sustainable lean organizations

The Certified Lean Master program:

  • A multi-session program with a complete package of education and coaching on the creation of lean supply chains.
  • 3 educational sessions of 3 days each with a 4 week break between sessions for participants to apply the knowledge to their lean initiative.
  • Participants improve one value stream at their organization, create quantifiable improvements, and begin seeing immediate results.
  • A certification exam and the opportunity for participants to earn personal recognition as a Certified Lean Master.


3 sessions of 3 days equals 9 days of instruction:

  1. Crafting a lean initiative and value stream mapping
  2. Creating flow and leveraging pull
  3. Sustainable lean organizations and the CLM exam

Session A:
Discussions include the 5 principles of lean, defining value, the 7 types of waste, lean simulations, kaizen blitz events, building a business case, organizing for success, value steam mapping, and other topics related to effectively launching a lean initiative. Participants leave with an initial business case and a 30-day plan of attack.

Session B:
Participants return and present their current state value stream map. Discussions include Kanban, the 5S system, six sigma, visual controls, point of use, high flexibility scheduling, changeover reduction, performance measurements, Takt time, supply chain collaboration, and other topics related to creating flow and leveraging pull. Participants leave with a new 30-day plan of attack.

Session C:
Participants return and present their progress in creating flow and leveraging pull. Discussions include total landed cost, product development, lean and green, mass customization, supply chain audits, and other topics related to creating a lean supply chain. Participants take the CLM exam and leave with an updated project plan for completing their lean transformation.

Who Should Attend

  • Executive Management
  • Manufacturing
  • Change Agents
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Engineering
  • Logistics
  • Purchasing
  • Project Leaders
  • Master Scheduling
  • Marketing
  • Information Technology
  • Finance
  • Customer Service




Certified Lean Masters are change agents that deliver results in meeting business objectives and contribute significant improvement to an organization’s bottom line. They stimulate thinking by challenging conventional wisdom and providing options for the successful application of lean concepts across the supply chain from suppliers to customers and beyond. 


The fee for the course is
$3750 per person with discounts available for teams of 4 or more.
This includes the CLM course materials and the exam fee.
Contact vsm.clm@apicsnoco.org for more details

CSCA - For CSU students in Colorado is a special program.
Contact VSM.CSCA@apicsnoco.org for more information on the CSU student program

CSCA for non-students is now available only through ISCEA

This certification program from the International Supply Chain Education Alliance (ISCEA) is ideal for:

  • Those just getting started in the field of supply chain management.
  • Anyone that comes into contact with customers or suppliers.
  • Anyone that impacts the flow of materials or information.
  • Those that will be part of improvement initiatives such as creating a
  • lean supply chain or implementing an ERP system.
  • This certification provides individuals with recognition as a professional
  • ready to work effectively with customers, suppliers, and co-workers.

This certification course includes:

  • 4 hours of classroom review led by an experienced supply chain management expert.
  • A study guide with all the slides and exercises.
  • 2 hour classroom review of the CSCA exam.
  • 2 hour exam.

 Contact ISCEA for details on the Nonstudent program here;  ISCEA-CSCA