Certified in logistics, transportation, and distribution (CLTD)

The Certified in Logistics, Transportation and Distribution (CLTD) Certification provides you with the information you need to meet today’s supply chain logistics challenges. Created by APICS with a team of subject matter experts, the CLTD designation covers a comprehensive body of knowledge that sets the global standard for best practices in logistics, transportation and distribution.

Why should you earn the CLTD designation?

The CLTD program sets the standard for logistics certification. As a CLTD designee, you will stand out from your peers, and demonstrate a commitment to advancing both your career and your company’s operations.

The CLTD designation will help you:

  • Master the essential knowledge needed for the logistics, transportation and distribution industry

  • Expand your outlook on the logistics field and enable you to bring new ideas to your organization

  • Remain current with global logistics trends and developments

  • Boost your confidence with recognition as a logistics expert

  • Provide you with the tools you need to help reduce costs and increase customer satisfaction

CLTD Course Outline and Key Topics

The CLTD program consists of eight modules with an exam that reflects critical areas in logistics, transportation and distribution for the roles and responsibilities of logistics managers. The exam consists of 150 multiple-choice questions (130 operational and 20 pretest). Candidates will have 3.5 hours to complete the exam. To earn the CLTD certification, you must master each of the following:

MODULE 1 Logistics and Supply Chain Overview

MODULE 2 Capacity Planning and Demand Management

MODULE 3 Order Management

MODULE 4 Inventory and Warehouse Management

MODULE 5 Transportation

MODULE 6 Global Logistics Considerations

MODULE 7 Logistics Network Design

MODULE 8 Reverse Logistics and Sustainability

Apply to take the CLTD Exam: To earn your CLTD designation, you must pass one comprehensive exam. Prior to taking the exam, you must be eligible. Eligibility applications must be received two weeks prior to the day you register for the exams.

To be eligible for the CLTD designation, you must have:

  • 3 years of related business experience or

  • Bachelor’s degree or the international equivalent*, or

  • CSCP, CPIM, CFPIM, CIRM, SCOR-P, CTL, C.P.M., CSM or CPSM designations

*APICS defines the international equivalent of a Bachelor’s degree as the level of study that would qualify an individual for a graduate program in the country where the undergraduate degree was earned. Submitting your eligibility application is free and easy. Complete your eligibility application for the APICS CLTD exam now. Candidates will receive immediate status notification upon application submission.

Learn more about CLTD Certification.

Exam Fee

PLUS member price:   $475.00 
CORE member price:   $625.00
Nonmember price:     $625.00
Retake: $250.00

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Certified in Logistics, Transportation and Distribution (CLTD)

Certified in Logistics, Transportation and Distribution (CLTD)

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