CERTIFIED SUPPLY CHAIN PROFESSIONAL (CSCP)
The APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) program is the first and only supply chain certification that encompasses the end-to-end global supply chain. APICS CSCP designees gain the skills to effectively manage global supply chain activities that involve suppliers, plants, distributors, and customers located around the world. Earning the CSCP credential makes you a recognized expert in the supply chain field. This professional distinction sets you apart from your colleagues, proving your high level of knowledge and skills. It makes you a more valuable asset to your organization, keeping you and your organization more competitive in today’s economy. Since its launch in 2006, more than 25,000 professionals in 100 countries have earned the CSCP designation.
The CSCP certification has a total of three modules:
- CSCP, Module 1: Supply Chain Design
- CSCP, Module 2: Supply Chain Planning and Execution
- CSCP, Module 3: Supply Chain Improvement and Best Practices
WHY A CSCP CERTIFICATION?
There are many reason why you should choose to pursue a CSCP Certification:
- Increase your salary - On average designees see a 25% increase
- Improve your hiring potential by 65%
- Maximize ERP investments in your organization
- Effectively manage global end-to-end supply chain activities
- Increase your professional value and secure your future
We understand, learning takes time. Below is a breakdown of our instruction time for CSCP:
- 42 hours of classroom instruction (one 3-hour session per week for 14 weeks)
- 3.5 hours of exam time consisting of 150 computer-based questions
PRE-REQUISITES FOR CSCP
CSCP has a very involved courseware that may be challenging to those who are new to the supply chain world. ASCM, our parent organization, requires that you have at least one of the following before pursuing a certification in CSCP:
- Possess at least 3 years of supply chain related business experience
- Bachelors' degree or the international equivalent
- Hold a CPIM, CLTD, SCOR-P, CIRM, or CTL certification.
The process to get a CSCP certification consists of the following steps:
- Step 1: CONFIRM your eligibility above for the CSCP preparatory course.
- Step 2: SIGN UP for a our CSCP preparatory course. Attend the sessions and learn from others!
- Step 3: Upon completion of the course, register for your exam. Information will be provided by your instructor.
- Step 4: Pass your CSCP exam. Achieve a score of at least 300; Score range is 200 to 350
About Our Prep Courses
This is a preparatory course conducted by the APICS Portland Chapter. Our courses include hands-on learning, practice tests, exercises and a scheduled study plan so that you can remain on target to help prepare you to succeed in passing your certification exam and advancing your career. The cost of registration for our prep course include tuition, books, a study guide, online access to practice exams, and a parking pass to the PCC Sylvania campus; materials and information will be provided to you on the first day of class. Do note that there a late registration fee of $100 if you are looking to register within two weeks of when the class is set to begin. This cost is to help cover the expenses required to expedite the shipping of your course materials.
About This Course
The CSCP is a high-level, yet thorough look into end-to-end supply chain management. Described by some students and instructors as being a “mini-MBA,” the CSCP reinforces and expands upon the foundation of the Operations Management Body of Knowledge (OMBOK) presented in the CPIM course material. While it is not necessary to have completed the CPIM courses or earned your CPIM designation prior to taking this course, having done so will help you to immediately dive into the CSCP material, and prepare you for success in passing the CSCP exam. There is no pre-requisite for taking the CSCP Exam Prep Course, however, before you can be approved to take the CSCP exam, you must apply through WWW.APICS.ORG, and have at least 3 years of professional work experience, a Bachelor's degree or international equivalent, or hold a CPIM or CLTD certification.
This course will be held one night per week, for 3 hours each session, for a total of 14 weeks (schedule subject to change, dependent upon the instructor for the class).