CPIM Part 1

Prepare for the APICS CPIM (Certified in Production and Inventory Management) Part 1 Exam and learn the fundamental concepts of supply chain management.

Course Description

Gain the necessary training to prepare for the APICS CPIM Part 1 Exam from Master APICS Instructor Nick Testa. In this course, you will learn the fundamental concepts of supply chain including planning, stream mapping, demand management, production planning and input/output control. Furthermore, you will learn how to address the bottlenecks of complex systems and gain an understanding of carrying costs, trade-offs, inventory turnover and safety stock. At the end of this course, you will master the body of knowledge related to the basics of supply chain management and be prepared to take the APICS CPIM Part 1 Exam.


17 weeks


Estimated Cost


ASCM PLUS Membership Rate $1,600

Ways to Learn



4 PDUs

60 Clock Hours

Key Features


Access to the APICS Learning System and course materials completely online– no materials required.

flexible schedule

Live Sessions

Engage in weekly instructor-led live online sessions designed to increase student success.

Dedicated Mentor

Need help with an assignment? Submit your questions directly to the instructor for quick replies.

Adaptive Learning

Our technology delivers customized activities to address the unique learning needs of each learner.

Voucher Included

Voucher to take the exam is included in the course.

Course Schedule: 
Live online sessions meet Mondays, 5:00pm - 6:00pm Pacific
In order to receive the printed books before the start of class, we recommend students register two weeks before class starts.

Cost: $1,900 (includes tuition, materials and exam voucher)
ASCM PLUS Membership Rate $1,600*

Exam Voucher: Exam voucher is included 

Course Materials:
All course materials are included in the tuition cost. Upon successful registration, you will receive a one-year subscription to the APICS CPIM Part 1 Learning System, which includes printed books(s), online tools, quizzes, tests, learning activities, and online embedded e-reader download. Course materials are $365 and are non-refundable.The printed books will be shipped to the address provided at registration. Students registering after March 28 may not get their printed books before the start of class.

Course Structure
Each week, you will access the course through Brandman’s online learning platform which allows you to engage with the instructor and other classmates in discussions, work on case studies and exercises that reinforce your learning from the APICS CPIM Part 1 Learning System.

The instructor will lead weekly 1-hour online sessions so students can participate in discussions, gain a deeper understanding of the course content and ask questions. Download the course syllabus to view the weekly topics and their corresponding activities.


  • To pass this course you must pass the certification exam
  • This course is not eligible for financial aid
  • Admission is not required
  • Full Payment is due upon enrollment, no payment plans are available

Refund Policy:

  • Full refund BEFORE the start date, minus the cost of course materials
  • 90% refund within the 1st week, minus the cost of course materials
  • 80% refund within the 2nd week, minus the cost of course materials
  • No refunds after the 3rd week

Prices and schedules are subject to change at any time.

*Discount only available for current ASCM PLUS members. Prior to registering, please email a scanned copy of your ASCM PLUS membership info to ExEd@brandman.edu for your discount code to use at registration.


View Syllabus 

Course Instructor
Nicholas M. Testa Jr.

Nicholas M. Testa Jr

Nick is a Master Instructor for APICS Certified Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) Series, Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) Series and Lean Enterprise Workshop Series.

Nick served as President and Chairman of APICS and in a wide variety of international, national, and local positions, including as chair of the APICS Annual International Conference. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the APICS Orange County Chapter.

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