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DANTES is still an active program offering education to military through non-traditional education.  The joint agreement between DoD and APICS, which included a GSA contract for APICS Certification education and Principles courses,   and exams, expired in 2011, along with the GSA contract.  Currently through DANTES with the COOL programs at each branch, the cost of the CPIM, CSCP and CLTD exams are paid for, but the cost for the classes are not.  All APICS classes are offered to service men and women.   Classes can be done onsite (as long as base access not required), or at any location.  Testing is done in testing centers throughout Hawaii. 

APICS Education Opportunities for Members of the Military    

Military Benefit Extension Program

Did you know, APICS members called to serve in the military may request a free, six-month extension of benefits? Click to learn more about this membership extension.

Certification exam testing through DANTES /COOL
Now available: APICS certification exam testing through the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) agency.

APICS is a recognized provider of education and certification to military personnel through DANTES, an agency of the U.S. Department of Defense, to provide certification opportunities to U.S. Military Personnel.

Where can you take APICS certification exams?
APICS CPIM and CSCP exams are offered at more than 100 military bases around the world, including bases in Hawaii. Learn more.

APICS On-Site Training Programs
The following describes the programs and courses offered for APICS courses.

APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) 
Effective in 2019, the CPIM program has been reconfigured to Part 1 and Part 2.  The legacy (5 courses) has been reconfigured into two parts.  
These courses provide training on optimizing inventory investment, delivering Just-in-Time products and services, streamlining operations through accurate forecasting, setting and achieving goals, managing all aspects of the supply chain, and maximizing return on investment for systems and technologies.

APICS CPIM Part 1 and Part 2 cover the contents of the Legacy CPIM courses:

  • Basics of Supply Chain Management
  • Master Planning of Resources
  • Detailed Scheduling and Planning
  • Execution and Control of Operations
  • Strategic Management of Resources

APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP)

The course provides an understanding of the core concepts of supply chain management, planning and logistics, and a variety of analytical tools and techniques that can be implemented in everyday working processes to improve efficiencies, solve logistical problems, and identify opportunities.


  • APICS CSCP Learning Systems are not included in the instruction fee and must be purchased separately in advance of the course.
  • The APICS CSCP Learning System includes the APICS CSCP Exam Content Manual in the online area. .

APICS CSCP Eligibility Requirements
The APICS CSCP exam is available to individuals who have relevant work experience and education. Eligibility criteria include:

  • Bachelor's degree, plus two years of related business experience.
  • APICS CPIM, CFPIM, CIRM, or C.P.M. designation plus two years of related business experience.
  • Five years of related business experience.
  • Individuals must submit an application documenting their eligibility and receive approval to take the APICS CSCP exam.

Fundamentals of Materials and Operations Management

Principles introduces essential manufacturing terminology, skills, and principles for more effective planning, inventory control, material requirements planning, and strategic decision making.  These courses can be customized as well. 

Principles courses:

  • Principles of Inventory Control
  • Principles of Operations Planning
  • Principles  of Manufacturing Control
  • Principles of Operations Management
  • Principles of Materials Handling and Warehousing