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    IMPORTANT UPDATE: Upcoming New CPIM Part 1 & 2 Ver. 7.0 Certifications

    Hi All,

    Below are some details about an upcoming update to the CPIM Part 1 & Part 2 Version 7.0 Certifications.  Implementation dates and deadlines for purchasing existing 6.0 versions are noted.

    CPIM Updating to New CPIM 7.0

    ASCM performs a job task analysis review on each certification at least every five years to ensure best practices and relevancy is followed. Based on the recent review the following changes have been made:

    CPIM Part 1 – Now contains 6 main subject areas, compared to four previously.

    • Demand management has been separated into the fundamentals of demand management.
    • Continuous improvement, quality management, and technologies emerged as a separate, smaller area based on the JTA feedback
    • Now includes emerging technologies, such as blockchain and artificial/adaptive intelligence


    CPIM Part 2 - Now contains 8 main subject areas, compared to four previously.

    • Part 2 no longer assesses advanced planning and scheduling (APS) or project management.


    The learning system will have some upgrades coming with the New CPIM 1 & 2 7.0 on February 25, 2021. The new exams will be available March 31, 2021. The following key dates are especially important for students currently studying for their CPIM Part 1 or Part 2.

    February 25, 2021 – CPIM 7.0 is available for purchase. Last day to purchase CPIM 6.0 learning systems and bundles.
    March 30, 2021 – Last day to purchase CPIM 6.0 exam credits.
    March 31, 2021 – CPIM 7.0 exam launch.
    September 30, 2021 – Last day to purchase CPIM 6.0 ATTs (using exam credits or direct purchase). Please note: if a 6.0 exam is failed after this date, only 7.0 exam retakes will be available
    April 1, 2022 – Last day to test for CPIM 6.0
    April 2, 2022 – CPIM 6.0 exam is discontinued.

    Please feel reach out for questions, comments or visit for further details.


    Thank You


    Dwayne Cummine

    VP Education and Membership
    ASCM Winnipeg Chapter