CPIM® : Certified Purchasing & Inventory Manager

CPIM is administered by AIBMC (The American Institute for Business Management and Communication); one of the most renowned institutes in business management and communications in the United States. By earning these certifications candidates demonstrate that they have mastered the operations management, supply chain and purchasing body of knowledge, obtained the skills of operations management, and committed to AIBMC core values and code of ethics.

CPIM Certificate Preparation

If you are studying in order to prepare for the CPIM exam; AIBMC provides candidates with training sessions for many of the exam questions. AIBMC also provide thorough training for the exam modules using its learning system through authorized training providers and prometric centers worldwide.

AIBMC CPIM Recertification

Once you have passed the CPIM exam and received your certificate, you will need to stay up to date on developments in quality and process management practices. To prove you have maintained and updated your quality management knowledge and skills, AIBMC requires that you recertify every 4 years. (please refer to recertification for more info)


  • A passing score on the CPIM Examination.
  • Bachelor Degree in any field or;
  • A minimum of two years experience in any related purchasing, procurement management Logistics and inventory area.
  • A Minimum of 25 hours of approved training.

Exam Format:

The CPIM examination is a 3-hour exam, 100 multiple-choice questions examinations. The exam is given in booklet form.

Exam Outline:

  1. Operations Strategies
  2. Quality and Operations
  3. Decision Making and Operations
  4. Just-in-Time Operations
  5. Product Demand Management and Forecasting
  6. Product, Service, and Process Design
  7. Physical Supply Chain Management
  8. Manufacturing Capacity Management
  9. Inventory Management
  10. Materials Management
  11. Purchasing Management
  12. Electronic Procurement
  13. Logistical Management
  14. Service Strategy
  15. Service Capacity Management
  16. Waiting Time Management in Services
  17. Managing Service Experiences
  18. Engineering and Operations
  19. Economics and Operations
  20. Quantitative Techniques and Operations
  21. International Issues


Please e-mail us at info@aibmc.org for any other inquiries. For international candidates please contact our authorized representatives in your region.


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