Certified in Logistics, Transportation and Distribution

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  • Participant access to online study tools is valid for 12 months from the date of assignment
  • Participants must take the CLTD exam within 12 months after bundle purchase date. We will assign the exam voucher to you for an Authorization to Test (ATT) within 6 months of the bundle purchase. The ATT is valid for 6 months for participants to schedule and take the exam.
  • Candidates will only qualify for the 2nd Chance Exam (retake), when they schedule and take their first exam within 180 days of purchasing their valid ATT and fail their exam. The 2nd Chance Exam (retake), if issued, will be valid for 6 months.

For more information about this course, please contact the Supply Chain Management Center.

Why should I earn the CLTD?

Earning the APICS CLTD demonstrates expertise in streamlining and optimizing logistics, transportation, and distribution including order management, distribution inventory management and warehouse management.

CLTD focuses on the mastery of the essential knowledge needed for the logistics, transportation, and distribution industry.  The CLTD designation expands candidates' outlook on the logistics field and enables them to bring new ideas to their organization.  APICS certified employees can increase their salaries by 21%.  APICS certified salaries are 18% higher than other certifications.

After earning your CLTD you will be able to:

  • Improve distribution inventory management
  • Develop and monitor warehouse performance metrics
  • Identify and mitigate risk in logistics and transportation
  • Manage and execute orders with an emphasis on logistics
  • Identify and maintain optimal inventory levels including costs, controls and policy

What will I study?

The CLTD Learning System content is divided into nine modules across two books.  The content is integrated with best practices in the day-to-day functions of logistics professionals that drive the improvement in distribution and transportation necessary to maximize an organization's efficiency and impact the bottom line.

Book 1

  • Module 1: Logistics Overview and Strategy
  • Module 2: Logistics Network Design
  • Module 3: Sustainability and Reverse Logistics
  • Module 4: Capacity Planning and Demand Management

Book 2

  • Module 5: Order Management
  • Module 6: Inventory Management
  • Module 7: Warehouse Management
  • Module 8: Transportation
  • Module 9: Global Logistics Considerations

* Students must pass one exam to become certified.  The exam is made up of 150 multiple-choice questions within a 3.5 hour time limit.

The CLTD Learning System is a comprehensive program that combines print and online reading materials, online practice tests and interactive study tools to ensure that you are prepared for the CLTD Exam.  Choose from three flexible study options that fit your schedule and learning style: Self-Study, Instructor-led or Corporate/Group Learning.  Each option is based around the CLTD Learning System.

Learn more at The Association for Supply Chain Management.