Professional Membership Benefits

Some of the main benefits of professional membership are

1. Certification Programs
2. APICS Magazine
3. Local Chapters
4. Electronic Discussion Lists
5. APICS Career Center

6. Members-Only Content
7. Ask APICS
8. APICS Bookstore
9. Educational Events
10. Unique Services and Discounts.


Joining APICS is quick and easy. Join today and start enjoying the benefits of membership.



Certification Programs
Enhance skills and career mobility through APICS certification programs. APICS members pursuing certification enjoy savings on certification preparation classes, review materials, and testing fees. Members can more effectively work through the certification process by taking chapter review courses and participating in study groups. Our certification electronic discussion lists are also helpful preparation tools.
(Note: As chapters do not exist outside North America, benefits related to and provided by chapters do not apply to international and international members at large.)

APICS Magazine
Stay current on industry trends and developments with our monthly, award-winning magazine, APICS, free to members. It features case studies, best practices, and innovative ideas in the fields of enterprise management, supply chain management, logistics/warehouse management, and production/inventory management for professionals at every level or an organization. Feature articles are also posted in the Members-Only Web site.

Local Chapters
Chapters offer localized services which may include educational programs, certification review courses, career placement opportunities, plant tours, and networking.
(Note: As chapters do not exist outside North America, these benefits do not apply to international and international members at large)

Electronic Discussion Lists
Share challenges and solutions with other professionals worldwide through APICS' 10 targeted electronic discussion lists. These online forums provide a quick means to post questions and receive valuable feedback from thousands of other subscribers via e-mail.

APICS Career Center
Members have full access to the online APICS Career Center. Only members can apply for jobs online and post their résumés for review by potential employers. In addition, only members can subscribe to the job alerts service which provides e-mail alerts to members when new listings are posted that meet specific criteria. Members also receive discounts on job posting packages.

Members-Only Content
When you become an APICS member, you gain exclusive access to the Members-Only Web site. Members can use the site to

  • research pressing issues using the searchable Publications Database
  • stay abreast of industry terms and definitions using the online APICS Dictionary
  • obtain white papers and other valuable industry information
  • access webinars on demand regarding operations management topics.

Ask APICS is a hotline service that provides personalized, real-time solutions to business  challenges in areas from software selection to production activity control. It's like having a  free research staff at your disposal.

APICS Bookstore
Members save 25 percent on more than 800 publications, certification materials, multimedia, courseware, and training aids available through the APICS Bookstore.

Educational Events
Members save more than $100 when registering for the APICS International Conference and Exposition and they receive a free copy of the conference proceedings on CD-ROM upon request through APICS Customer Support.  This premier event is attended by more than 5,000 professionals who come together to explore the latest industry trends and techniques. Members save an average of 20 percent on APICS' business management workshops designed to build and expand skill sets. A number of remote access APICS Webinars are also available.

Unique Services and Discounts
Only members have access to unique education financing, credit card, car rental, and express shipping services available through organizations which partner with APICS.