Aspen PIMS Refresher Course and Aspen PIMS User Certification

Course Id:  ACU-PIMS01   |   Duration:  0.50 day(s)   |   CEUs Awarded:  0.4   |   Level:  Introductory

Course Objective

This is a refresher course for Aspen PIMS fundamentals and designed for participants who are preparing to take the Aspen PIMS User Certification exam. This version is delivered virtually through a 4-hrs online instructor-led session with access to virtual training lab for self-practices. Certification exam will be held on the next day.

Note: Only Credit Card Payment is accepted.

Course Schedule

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  • Aspen PIMS User Certification study guide
  • 4-hrs live session with our Aspen PIMS instructor
  • Access to Aspen PIMS software provided through an interactive cloud-based environment. Participants can continue to use the cloud-based environment for their self-practice after the live session. 
  • A quick run-through on Aspen PIMS fundamentals with hands-on exercises
  • Aspen PIMS User Certification exam


This class is designed for anyone who wants to sit for Aspen PIMS User Certification exam 


  • A general awareness of the interaction between refining technology operations and planning.
  • Attended PIMS courses in the past, or have reasonable practical usage experience with Aspen PIMS.
  • Computer with Internet access, webcam and audio capabilities. During the online certification, participants will be required to turn on their webcam.

Subsequent Courses

Develop additional expertise with these recommended courses:

  • RPA 201 Aspen PIMS: Solving Refinery Planning Problems
  • RPA 301 Aspen PIMS: Advanced Refinery Planning Models

Class Schedule

Class Agenda

ACU-PIMS01: Aspen PIMS Refresher Course and Aspen PIMS User Certification

Day 1 – Morning (0900H – 1300H): 

Getting Started

  • Review of LP concepts
  • Review economics concepts
  • Using table case and case comparison
  • Exercises
Model Building
  • To recognize formatting of matrix columns and rows
  • To explain the usage of supply and demand tables
  • To configure product blending structure
  • To understand miscellaneous tables and learn parameter rows for reporting
  • Exercises
Crude Modeling 
  • To brief on crude distillation architecture in PIMS

Day 1 – Afternoon (1300H – 1800H):

Self-practice with Aspen PIMS through cloud-based environment

Day 2 – Afternoon (1300H – 1700H):

Aspen User Certification Exam


Aspen Technology, Inc. awards Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for training classes conducted by our organization. One CEU is granted for every 10 hours of class participation.