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Professional Supply Chain Certification Prep


CSUSM is proud to partner with APICS San Diego to offer the Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) certification exam preparation program. This is the only supply chain certification that encompasses the entire global supply chain and demonstrates your knowledge and organizational skills for developing streamlined operations.

Program Details


    To successfully earn the APICS CSCP designation, you must successfully pass one exam and also have one of the following:

    • Three years of supply-chain-related work experience
    • Bachelor’s degree or international equivalent
    • CPIM, CFPIM, CIRM, SCOR-P, CPM, CSTEM or CPSM designation
    Course Dates Registration

    CSCP Certification Exam Prep

    Wednesdays, Sept. 25, 2024 - Jan. 29, 2025

    CSCP Registration

    Course Details

    • Classes will be held in-person at the CSUSM campus on Wednesdays from 6-9 p.m.
    • Parking information will be emailed one week prior to the start of the program
    • Refer to ASCM San Diego website for fees

    Fee Includes

    • APICS 2024 CSCP Learning System
    • Parking at the CSUSM campus

    Please note: All rates are subject to change without notice.


    The CSCP Body of Knowledge is the foundation of the program that provides candidates with the necessary tools to effectively manage global supply chain activities and implement best practice approaches to increase supply chain efficiencies. Primary topic areas include:

    Fundamentals of Supply Chain Management

    • Broad concepts of supply chain management, including primary processes, objectives, integration methods and benefits
    • Key measures for planning and controlling inventories
    • Demand forecasting and management techniques

    Supply Chain Strategy, Design and Compliance

    • Globalization effects on inbound and outbound logistics
    • Technologies for design, data, operations and communications in supply chain
    • Core concepts of CRM, including strategies, technologies and key implementation challenges

    Implementation and Operations

    • Managing supply from internal and external sources
    • Implementation of demand plans, including prioritization and fulfillment
    • Capturing and communicating point-of-sale data
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    Why should I earn the CSCP designation?

    • Increase your salary; on average, designees see a 25% increase
    • Improve your hiring potential by 65%
    • Maximize your organization’s ERP investments
    • Effectively manage global end-to-end supply chain activities
    • Increase your professional value and secure your future

    Information pulled from the APICS CSCP site

    How man people have their CSCP?

    Since 2006, more than 25,000 professionals in more than 100 countries have earned this designation.

    Do I need to take the exam after class or will classwork and tests satisfy the certification requirement?

    This course is a certification preparation program only. For exam and certification eligibility, please refer to for additional information.

    Do I get the certification after this course?

    After completion of this course, you will need to take an additional exam (not included in CSUSM fee or course). Please refer to for additional information.

    How can I be considered for an instructor position or send in a course proposal?

    Thank you for your interest in becoming an instructor!  Please contact Cathy Scavone ( to receive an application and course proposal form.

Become a recognized expert

Earning your CSCP credential makes you a recognized expert in the supply chain field and sets you apart from your colleagues

Globally recognized

This credential is recognized in more than 100 countries, which increases your career opportunities in a competitive domestic and international job market

Learn from the best

Learn from an experienced instructor who provides expertise, insights and one-on-one guidance

Hands-on preparation

Course sessions include a combination of lectures, discussions, videos, quizzes and flashcards, and you will have access to online study tools for a full year


Employment of supply chain professionals—logisticians who analyze and manage the life cycle of a product from supplier to consumer—is expected to grow 5 percent through 2028. The median annual wage for logisticians is $74,600, and the top industries served include the federal government, manufacturing and wholesale trade.

– Bureau of Labor Statistics

Occupational Outlook Handbook

– Bureau of Labor Statistics

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