Becoming a member of APICS is an investment in your future. A globally respected educational society, APICS offers career-enhancing certification programs and opportunities to develop your leadership skills. When you join APICS, you become part of a network of over 70,000 professionals.


To join APICS, apply online at APICS Membership. You may also call APICS Customer Service at (800) 444-2742 or (703) 237-8344

Membership Benefits

APICS International Association Benefits

Your membership also provides you resources that are unmatched in our industry:

APICS magazine - the award-winning magazine featuring innovative ideas and real-world strategies on operations management and supply chain.

APICS Dictionary - the standard for terms and definitions used in the operations management field.

The APICS Operations Management Body of Knowledge (OMBOK) Framework - defining the scope of the operations management field.

APICS Learning Communities - an online forum where members can share ideas, develop best practices, and find solutions to everyday challenges in operations management

APICS Career Center - the online career destination for operations management professionals

Member savings on courseware and certification exams

Chapter Benefits

The APICS Gold Rush Chapter is a channel partner with APICS Association with our own board of directors, dues (included with APICS Association membership), and educational offerings. The types of activities we provide in our chapter include some of the following:

Instructor-led certification review classes that help prepare candidates for testing

Plant tours that provide insight into organizational principles and practices

Workshops and meetings with allied organizations that enable members to network with colleagues

Newsletters and membership directories that keep members informed of upcoming events and connected with one another

Local job board and access to national opportunities

Categories of APICS Membership for Individuals

APICS has broken down the annual membership dues into two categories CORE and PLUS. The main difference between these two options, besides the price, is the discount on educational materials, courses and exams.  PLUS memberships offer these educational discounts in addition to the CORE benefits.

Professional Membership

This is the standard membership for individuals not currently enrolled in full-time education at a degree granting institution, working part- or full-time in a non-academic role.  CORE membership is $180 and PLUS is $220 annually.

Young Professional

Available to professionals worldwide, regardless of age, who have graduated in the last two years from a four year degree granting institution.  CORE membership is $90 and PLUS membership is $110 annually.

Academic Professional

Ideal for individuals currently working full-time in academia - verification of status will be required.  Annual dues are $75 and are at the CORE level.




Students currently enrolled in a degree granting institution intrerested in supply chain and operations management must enroll, but receive FREE membership.