The answer to this question depends on your experience and education. But, with the right preparation exam success needn’t be a worry. The APICS CSCP Learning System coupled with Morgan's professional training empowers you with the knowledge and approach you need to succeed on your CSCP exam.
Yes, candidates who have earned the CSCP designation will receive a printed certificate within four weeks of passing the exam.
Bringing ID with you is essential, but you’ll need to make sure it consists of the following: a valid primary form of identification that includes a recent photograph and signature (this could be a driver’s license (except in China), passport, military ID, company ID (except in China), or state ID), and a valid secondary form of identification that includes your signature (such as a credit card, check cashing card, citizenship card, APICS membership card or another ID from the primary list). If you fail to bring the correct form of ID with you, you won’t be allowed to enter the test center and you will lose the full exam fee. Temporary forms of ID are not accepted. Additionally if the spelling of your first and last names does not match the way they are spelled on your ID then you will also be denied entry.
You can also bring with you a simple, nonprogrammable calculator but please note that an online computer calculator is also available during each computer-based exam.
Books that contain the literal translation only (as opposed to a description) of English words into a candidate’s native language are the only written materials allowed into the exam room. If you wish to bring any such book with you, you’ll have to have it inspected by the test center manager before you are allowed in.
The CSCP exam is only offered in English.
You’ll be given four hours to complete the APICS CSCP exam.
You’ll have to answer a total of 175 multiple-choice questions. Twenty-five of these questions are known as pretest questions, and they are randomly placed in the exam for research purposes only; their answers do not contribute to your score, but you will not know which ones they are so you will still need to answer all 175 questions.
For more information on the CSCP exam, please click here.
The 2013 CSCP exam pass rates ranged from 67% for North America candidates to 62% for candidates outside North America.
For the complete APICS Certification Exam Pass Rate Report, please visit apics.org.
To pass, you’ll need a minimum score of 300 (on a scale of 200-350).
There is no limit to the number of times a candidate can retake the exam.
You do not need to become a member of APICS to sit for the exam but an APICS membership does come with a lot of perks. These include:
• Access the extensive APICS body of knowledge - the most expert, current, and relevant education in operations and supply chain management.
• Enhance your career skills through APICS certification.
• Gain members-only discounts on all APICS programs and products.
• Connect to an impressive community of nearly 40,000 members around the globe—all committed to building excellence in operations management.