After The Exam

Exam score information

From 2014,  exam scores will be available directly after completing your Computer Based Test.

Exam Certificates

These are available either electronically or as a hard copy from APICS. Note that shipping costs may be charged.

Score reports indicate the CPIM exam(s) taken and the results – passing with distinction, passing at the certified level, or failing. Candidates also will receive information on areas of weakness.

It is also their general policy to randomly rescore exams for candidates who score just below the pass/fail cut off point. These measures are in place as additional quality assurance steps to ensure that the scoring process is working accurately.

Exam results and all personal information collected are confidential. Sensitive information will not be disclosed to parties other than APICS, the examining body without your written consent. We do ask that you "Opt In" to share your exam results with NZPICS Inc is responsible for the security of candidate information.

CPIM Certified in Production and Inventory Management SCORE RANGE

The CPIM score range is from 265 to 330.

Fail = 265 - 299
Pass = 300 - 319
EPAS = 320 - 330 (passing with distinction)*

*The Basics of Supply Chain Management exam has no passing with distinction score.The certification exams sample the APICS body of knowledge. Exam scores alone do not predict success or failure in job performance; instead, passing an exam demonstrates a high level of professional knowledge and skill. Passing with distinction indicates superior performance.

CFPIM Qualifications

To achieve a Fellow level of recognition, candidates must first pass the exams for Basics of Supply Chain Management, Master Planning of Resources, Detailed Scheduling and Planning, Execution and Control of Operations and Strategic Management of Resources. Candidates must then submit an application showing attainment of 100 points from the following categories:
exams passed and exams passed with distinction

  • Presentations
  • Published works
  • Classroom teaching
  • Item-writing
  • Workshop attendance

Please contact NZPICS to receive a CFPIM application form and detailed instructions (item #01090).


A candidate who passes the Basics of Supply Chain Management exam will receive a Recognition of Achievement certificate approximately six weeks after receiving a passing score on the exam.

A candidate who attains CPIM status will receive a personalized certificate approximately six weeks after successfully passing the sixth exam.

A CFPIM candidate will receive a personalized certificate approximately eight weeks after receipt and approval of the CFPIM application.


To promote professional growth and lifelong learning, CPIM Certified in Production and Inventory Management and CFPIM designees must complete the Certification Maintenance program every five years.

Complete details on how to maintain the CPIM and CFPIM designations will be mailed to candidates upon successful completion of the certification requirements.