The APICS Certified in Logistics, Transportation and Distribution (CLTD) designation assess individuals based on a comprehensive body of knowledge, best practices and standards for those in the logistics, transportation and distribution industries as we merged with AST&L.

Earning the CLTD credential makes you a recognized expert in the logistics, transportation and distribution fields. Certification demonstrates in-depth knowledge of a broad range of topics to set you apart from your colleagues — proving your high level of knowledge and skills. The CLTD will make you a more valuable asset to your organization, keeping you and your organization more competitive in today’s global economy.


To be eligible for the APICS CLTD designation, you must have ONE of the following:

3 years of related business experience or
Bachelor’s degree or the international equivalent*, or
CTL, CSCP, CPIM, CFPIM, CIRM, SCOR-P, C.P.M., CSM or CPSM designations

Certification Mainenance:

Every 5 years you need to earn enough points to maintain your active status.  No, you cannot buy them, you need to earn them through involvement within the Supply Chain, aside from your job.  Points earned for one APICS certification can also apply to other APICS certifcations in parallel.

Prospective employers can see if you are an active member HERE.

If you have any questions please contact [email protected]