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Published on February 5, 2009

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Details on the Institute of Business Forecasting and Planning\'s Certification Program. To be a Certified Professional Forecaster and Advanced Certified Professional Forecaster
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IBF Certification Overview CPF/ACPF Institute of Business Forecasting & Planning - IBF Tel: +1.516.504.7576 (New York) Email: [email_address] web: www.ibf.org

Why Get Certified? How does it benefit the company and the Demand Planning & Forecasting Professional?

Benefits: For Employees Validate your experience, knowledge, and skill-sets Enhance your credentials, and advance your career Set an example for others in your department Become more recognized at your company, as well as in the field Pre-qualify yourself for new positions in the field Improve your career opportunities

Validate your experience, knowledge, and skill-sets

Enhance your credentials, and advance your career

Set an example for others in your department

Become more recognized at your company, as well as in the field

Pre-qualify yourself for new positions in the field

Improve your career opportunities

Benefits: For Employers Certified individuals are pre-qualified, allowing you to identify the right person for a Demand Planning & Forecasting position with ease Increase the value of your forecasting & planning staff, department, and company More likely to improve company performance Save time and resources in training! CPF or ACPF professionals already have a verified body of knowledge

Certified individuals are pre-qualified, allowing you to identify the right person for a Demand Planning & Forecasting position with ease

Increase the value of your forecasting & planning staff, department, and company

More likely to improve company performance

Save time and resources in training! CPF or ACPF professionals already have a verified body of knowledge

IBF Certification Program Board of Advisers Key Forecasting Management & Professional from: Amgen Nestle Maidenform Astrazeneca BASF SAS Institute Boeing Company P&G Lowe's Companies. Inc. MIT University of Notre Dame Carter’s

Key Forecasting Management & Professional from:

Amgen

Nestle

Maidenform

Astrazeneca

BASF

SAS Institute

Boeing Company

P&G

Lowe's Companies. Inc.

MIT

University of Notre Dame

Carter’s

Companies with CPF or ACPF (Partial List) Aveda Aventis Pharmaceuticals Baxter Healthcare Best Buy Bombardier Motor Corp. Brown & Forman Corp. Carhart Caterpillar Chevron Texaco Cisco Systems Dow Corning EAS Gap General Mills Georgia Pacific Glaxo Smith Kline Heineken USA Hewlett Packard Hollister John Deere Lilly Deutschland Manhattan Toy Mead Johnson Nutritionals Microsoft Neiman Marcus Nestle Nike On Semiconductor Pepsi Philip Morris Quantum Corporation Rand McNally Revlon, Inc. Rich-Sea Pak Corp Roche Diagnostics Rubbermaid Sappi Fine Paper Saudi Aramco SC Johnson Sony Spring Industries The Boeing Company The Johnsson Group The Scotts Company Tyco Healthcare Tyson Foods Wal-Mart Stores Inc Walt Disney World World Kitchen Wrigley

Aveda

Aventis Pharmaceuticals

Baxter Healthcare

Best Buy

Bombardier Motor Corp.

Brown & Forman Corp.

Carhart

Caterpillar

Chevron Texaco

Cisco Systems

Dow Corning

EAS

Gap

General Mills

Georgia Pacific

Glaxo Smith Kline

Heineken USA

Hewlett Packard

Hollister

John Deere

Lilly Deutschland

Manhattan Toy

Mead Johnson Nutritionals

Microsoft

Neiman Marcus

Nestle

Nike

On Semiconductor

Pepsi

Philip Morris

Quantum Corporation

Rand McNally

Revlon, Inc.

Rich-Sea Pak Corp

Roche Diagnostics

Rubbermaid

Sappi Fine Paper

Saudi Aramco

SC Johnson

Sony

Spring Industries

The Boeing Company

The Johnsson Group

The Scotts Company

Tyco Healthcare

Tyson Foods

Wal-Mart Stores Inc

Walt Disney World

World Kitchen

Wrigley

Levels of IBF Certification Offered Certified Professional Forecaster (CPF) Advanced Certified Professional Forecaster (ACPF)

Certified Professional Forecaster (CPF)

Advanced Certified Professional Forecaster (ACPF)

IBF CPF – The Exams 3 Exams –100 – 175 Exams Taken Individually – Objective Tests, Multiple Choice 2 Hours per Exam

3 Exams –100 – 175

Exams Taken Individually – Objective Tests, Multiple Choice

2 Hours per Exam

IBF CPF Exam Content Exam 1 Basics of Forecasting Role of Forecasting in Decision Making Forecasting Process Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) Process Collaborative, Planning, Forecasting, & Replenishment (CPFR) Exam 2 Data Basics of Models & Modeling Types of Models Time Series Models Measuring Forecast Error Exam 3 Forecast Reporting & Presentation

Exam 1

Basics of Forecasting

Role of Forecasting in Decision Making

Forecasting Process

Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) Process

Collaborative, Planning, Forecasting, & Replenishment (CPFR)

Exam 2

Data

Basics of Models & Modeling

Types of Models

Time Series Models

Measuring Forecast Error

Exam 3

Forecast Reporting & Presentation

IBF ACPF – The Exams 2 Exams Exams Taken Individually – Objective Tests (Multiple Choice) 2 Hours per Exam Must be CPF

2 Exams

Exams Taken Individually – Objective Tests (Multiple Choice)

2 Hours per Exam

Must be CPF

IBF ACPF Exam Content Module 4 Regression Modeling ARIMA Modeling/Box-Jenkins Module 5 Forecasting Systems/Package

Module 4

Regression Modeling

ARIMA Modeling/Box-Jenkins

Module 5

Forecasting Systems/Package

Study Materials Provided and Preparation Related Events Study Materials CPF Suggested Reading List Practical Guide to Business Forecasting ACPF Suggested Readings List Regression Analysis: Modeling and Forecasting Preparation Related Events IBF Tutorials IBF Statistical Workshops IBF In-House Seminars IBF Online Training IBF Certification Review Course Professional Experience

Study Materials

CPF

Suggested Reading List

Practical Guide to Business Forecasting

ACPF

Suggested Readings List

Regression Analysis: Modeling and Forecasting

Preparation Related Events

IBF Tutorials

IBF Statistical Workshops

IBF In-House Seminars

IBF Online Training

IBF Certification Review Course

Professional Experience

Certification Period & Renewal Requirements Initial Certification Period = 4 Years Certification Renewals Every 4 Years Requirements for Renewal without Reexamination CPF 40 CE Points for Renewal ACPF 50 CE Points for Renewal

Initial Certification Period = 4 Years

Certification Renewals Every 4 Years

Requirements for Renewal without Reexamination

CPF

40 CE Points for Renewal

ACPF

50 CE Points for Renewal

How to Keep Certification Current for Renewal IBF Conferences, Tutorials, and Workshops IBF In-House Training Program IBF Membership Other Forecasting Related Conferences IBF Board or Committee Member Publish a Forecasting Book Publish Original Research on Forecasting or related Publish an Article on Forecasting or related Speak at a Forecasting or related Conference Successful Completion of an Academic Course in Forecasting Plus, we’re open to considering others means not listed above

IBF Conferences, Tutorials, and Workshops

IBF In-House Training Program

IBF Membership

Other Forecasting Related Conferences

IBF Board or Committee Member

Publish a Forecasting Book

Publish Original Research on Forecasting or related

Publish an Article on Forecasting or related

Speak at a Forecasting or related Conference

Successful Completion of an Academic Course in Forecasting

Plus, we’re open to considering others means not listed above

Certification Examination Locations Same Locations Around U.S. and Globally as: IBF Conferences IBF Tutorials IBF In-House Training IBF Statistical Workshops Your Company

Same Locations Around U.S. and Globally as:

IBF Conferences

IBF Tutorials

IBF In-House Training

IBF Statistical Workshops

Your Company

Win-Win For Both Employer & Employee Enhance Demand Planning & Forecasting Skills & Knowledge Improve Business Decisions Increase Business Performance Build Staff with Relative Ease Increase Recognition in the Demand Planning & Forecasting Field

Enhance Demand Planning & Forecasting Skills & Knowledge

Improve Business Decisions

Increase Business Performance

Build Staff with Relative Ease

Increase Recognition in the Demand Planning & Forecasting Field

For More Information See the IBF Website www.ibf.org Call the IBF for more information +1.516.504.7576 (New York)

See the IBF Website

www.ibf.org

Call the IBF for more information

+1.516.504.7576 (New York)

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