Certified Supply Chain Professional

The Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) program is a new industry educational and certification program created to meet the rapidly changing needs of the supply chain management field.

From the manufacturing to the service industry, regardless of whether a company is serving business or consumer markets or is for profit or not-for-profit, the increasingly important role of supply chain management is affecting all organizations. Customers already expect good quality at low prices, and speed of delivery is becoming more important. As a result, effective supply chain management has become essential to successfully compete in today’s global marketplace.

The CSCP program takes a broad view of the field, extending beyond internal operations to encompass all the steps throughout the supply chain—from the supplier, through the company, to the end consumer—and provides you with the knowledge to effectively manage the integration of these activities to maximize a company’s value chain.

Benefits of the CSCP Program
After earning your CSCP designation, you will

Who should pursue the CSCP education and designation?
The CSCP program is for professionals in operations and supply chain management. This designation is ideal for you if you are

The CSCP program will help you advance your career while giving you the foundation to improve your company’s competitive position and profitability.

CSCP Domains
The CSCP body of knowledge is made up of the following four domains

Becoming a CSCP candidate
The CSCP examination is available to individuals who have relevant work experience and education and would like to advance their careers in this growing field by getting a broader understanding and increasing their knowledge on all the areas that make up the supply chain. To be eligible to for the CSCP exam, a candidate must meet one of the following criteria:

CSCP Exam Preparation
To help prepare you for the CSCP exam, APICS has developed the CSCP Learning System. Based on the CSCP body of knowledge, the learning system is a comprehensive professional development and exam preparation program. It combines print materials with interactive online tools to deliver a customized learning experience.

Try a free demo of the CSCP Learning System today.

Earning Your CSCP
To earn the CSCP designation, candidates must pass one, four-hour comprehensive exam. The exam will consist of 175 multiple-choice questions and will be delivered via paper-and-pencil administrations beginning in 2006. The 2006 exam administrations are scheduled for

More details about the CSCP exam and how to register will be available soon.

Additional CSCP program information
Download the a CSCP brochure.

Frequently Asked Questions
Visit our FAQ page for answers to questions about the CSCP program.