Certified Professional in Demand Forecasting

In partnership with the DELPHUS Inc.

What is the CPDF?


The CPDF is an internationally recognised certification program for demand forecasters and planners working within supply chain industries, which has been endorsed by the International Institute of Forecasters (IIF).

The 200 hour curriculum is comprised of three modules, Beginner, Master, and Pro, and certification can be earned at each level. This prestigious qualification covers a range of topics within 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.

CPDF Training Programs Overview

The CPDF Training program is delivered over 3 levels with a total of 200 training hours. Each level of the CPDF program consists of both instructor-led workshop training hours and independent hours, which are completed through a self-paced e-learning environment. The successful completion of each level will qualify participants to earn certification.


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

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Who should attend?

The program has been designed to cover the knowledge 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

Language Requirements

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

What Qualifications do I need?

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

What about examinations?

There are no examinations during the program. Each student must attend the hands-on workshops and successfully complete the self-paced worksheets through the e-learning environment in order to earn their certificate.

What will I gain from completing the Qualification?

Upon completing the program, you will be awarded an internationally recognized qualification and certification from the CPDF. You will also 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, which can enhance your company practices.

Why Study with Us?

Prime HR Solutions are committed to delivering high quality training that adds real value to our client’s employees and their business processes. In order to deliver this program to the highest standard, we work in conjunction with DELPHUS Inc. (USA)

Our CPDF programs stand out from the crowd for a wide variety of reasons, including:

  • International trainers
  • Trainers with a wealth of global experience in demand management and forecasting.
  • High quality and excellent style of delivery with participative debate and discussion around 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.
  • Ability to enhance local demand date with international experience and theories.
  • Interchange demand forecasting experience management with local culture and knowledge.

Your Program Leader

DR. Hans Levenbach

DR. Hans Levenbach, Program Director

Hans Levenbach

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 served on the editorial board of FORESIGHT, the practitioner journal published by the IIF and 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. Hans Levenbach is an industry expert with over 40 years in demand forecasting. His work experience includes demand forecasting and forecaster training at AT&T Bell Laboratories as well as teaching forecasting and statistics at Columbia University and New York University. In 1988 he founded Delphus, Inc., which provides the PEER Planner demand forecasting and replenishment planning solution for supply chain companies and hospital management organizations. Hans is co-author of “Forecasting: Practice and Process for Demand Management”. He is passionate about training in demand forecasting and planning.


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. We also offer assistance to companies in creating or changing their research or R&D departments. Delphus client list features names such as: Kodak, Lucent Technologies, IBM, TAP Pharmaceutical, Pfizer, and many more.