CPDF Certification Programs for Demand Forecasters

Certified Professional in Demand Forecasting

In partnership with the DELPHUS Inc.

What is the CPDF?

IIF-logo-newThis is a certification program for demand forecasters and planners working in supply chain industries. The International Institute of Forecasters (IIF), a thirty year-old non-profit organization whose purpose is to advance knowledge and research in forecasting, has endorsed it. The CPDF program is a 200 hour curriculum comprised of three modules, Beginner, Master and Pro. Certification can be earned at each of the three levels. The CPDF qualification will address multidimensional job roles in demand forecasting such as data display and validation, database management, dashboard display, understanding quantitative and qualitative projection techniques, model creation and execution, forecast accuracy measurement, model and forecaster performance analysis, organization, and collaborative planning.

Program Content is aligned with the requirements of International Institute of Forecasters

More about the CPDF: www.cpdftraining.org

Why Study with Us?

Prime HR Solutions committed to deliver a high quality training that adds value to our client’s employees and their business processes. Therefore, we have started this service in conjunction with DELPHUS Inc. (USA)-
Too many reasons make our CPDF training deferent and deserves the attention given from too many professionals. Some of them are:

  • International trainers
  • Trainers have long and global experience in demand management and forecasting.
  • High quality and excellent style of delivery with participative debate and discussion, case studies.
  • E-learning service through a unique Online Web Platform designed exclusively for CPDF Students.
  • 100% Student pass rate, endorsed by past and present students in the region.
  • Abilities to enhance local demand date with international experience and theories.
  • Interchange demand forecasting experience management with local culture and knowledge.

CPDF Training Programs Overview

CPDF Training is a 3 levels training program with a total of 200 training hours. Each Level of the CPDF program consists of both instructor-led workshop training hours, and independent hours to be accomplished through self-paced e-learning environment. The successful completion of each level will qualify participants to earn a certificate, CPDF levels & certificates are described below:


CPDF Principles - Certificate in Demand Forecasting Practice

90 Training Hours: 15 hours as instructor-led workshop, 75 hours as 6 worksheets in self-paced e-learning environment


CPDF Master - Certificate in Demand Forecasting Proficiency

60 Training Hours: 15 hours as instructor-led workshop, 45 hours as 6 worksheets in self-paced e-learning environment


CPDF Pro - Certificate in Demand Forecasting Professionalism

50 Training Hours: 20 hours as instructor-led workshop, 30 hours as6 worksheets in self-paced e-learning environment


Who should attend?

The programs are designed to cover all the practical skills required by proficient and effective:

  • Supply Chain Managers
  • Demand planners
  • Supply planners
  • Production Managers
  • Operations Managers
  • Inventory Managers
  • Financial analysts
  • Market analysts
  • Researchers
  • Forecasters
  • Economists
  • Strategists
  • Marketing & Sales managers


There are no language or academic pre-determined entry requirements for this course. However, a sound level of written and spoken English is required. The course is delivered in English, and worksheets and must be written in English.

What Qualifications do I need?

You should have an academic degree OR work experience. The programs are delivered in English so you should be reasonably fluent in written and spoken English and possess a good level of MS Excel skills.

What about examinations?

There are no examinations. Each student must attend the hands-on workshop and successfully complete the self-paced worksheets through the e-learning environment so as to entitled the certificate.

What will I gain from completing the Qualification?

You will achieve an internationally recognized qualification and certification from the CPDF.org. You will have the opportunity to meet and network with professionals from a wide range of companies and countries within Saudi Arabia. This encourages an exchange of ideas and which can enhance your company practices.


Delphus Inc. is a privately held corporation, headquartered in Morristown, New Jersey. Since it was established in 1987, the company has been dedicated to providing strategic market analyses, forecasting software tools and data mining solutions for sales and marketing managers, inventory and production planners in manufacturing, distribution, retail firms and hospital management operations. Through RobinWilliams R&D consulting, we also offer assistance to companies in creating or changing their research or R&D departments. Delphus clients list contains names like: Kodak, Lucent Technologies, IBM, TAP Pharmaceutical, Pfizer, and more.

More about DELPHUS Inc. www.delphus.com

Your Program Leader

DR. Hans Levenbach

Your Program Leader

Hans is the founder and President of Delphus Inc., which specializes in predictive-analytic solutions for demand planning in supply chain organizations. He is also an elected Fellow, former President and Treasurer of the International Institute of Forecasters (IIF). He also serves on the editorial board of FORESIGHT, the practitioner journal published by the IIF. He is also a member of APICS, INFORMS, American Statistical Association and an elected member of the International Statistics Institute. Hans has been instrumental in designing the “Certified Professional in Demand Forecasting” (CPDF) curriculum.


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