According to APICS, the organization offers three main certification programs and one professional endorsement. The certification programs are APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management, APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional, and APICS Certified Fellow in Production and Inventory Management. The APICS SCOR professional endorsement is also available.
APICS states that its programs are designed to keep individuals up to date on current news and events in the manufacturing industry, as well as helping with career advancement. Individuals seeking the APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional certification must have at least five years of experience in the field, or a bachelor's degree and two years of experience. The APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management certification requires two years of experience and no degree.