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Instructor Development Program

Educate. Mentor. Excel. Lead.

Join the Instructor-Development Program to acquire innovative instruction techniques from a community of dedicated recognized APICS instructors. The techniques are designed to enhance your instructional skills and help your learners pass exams and attain certification.

How do I apply to the APICS Instructor Development Program?

  1. Be an active ASCM member
  2. Maintain a current APICS certification (CPIM, CSCP, CLTD) or endorsement (SCOR-P)
  3. Complete the APICS Instructor Training Course for the credential you are seeking, such as Train the Trainer or Learning Dynamics for Instructors. APICS may recognize an equivalent course on a case-by-case basis.
  4. Download and complete the IDP Instructor Application.

Include the following documents with your application:

  • Professional recommendation letter
  • ASCM Partner Endorsement
  • Current resume or curriculum vitae
  • Additional information that you wish to provide to support your application (training materials that you developed, teaching certificates, articles or APICS course certificates of attendance)

For additional information, please email

There is no application fee.

APICS Instructor-Development Program

Instructor Development Program Resources

The APICS Instructor Development Program is dedicated to the ongoing elevation of the skills and performance of all recognized APICS instructors to maintain and enhance their learners' experience.

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Instructor Training Courses

Expand your skills with APICS courses for instructors

  • Access the vital resources you need to deliver the highest-quality instruction.
  • Benefit from the guidance of experienced staff and instructors who will help you formulate the best path for your ongoing career development.
  • Gain recognition among your peers for your knowledge and expertise.

For detailed information on how you can further develop your instructor skills, view the Instructor Training Courses.

Recognized APICS instructors are required to maintain their instructional skills, credentials, membership and affiliations. Find out more about the five-year maintenance cycle period.

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