CLTD Certification

Training in Transportation, Logistics & Distribution Management

CLTD certification develops the knowledge and skills needed to meet today’s supply chain logistics management challenges. The CLTD designation introduces you to best business practices and trends in logistics, transportation and distribution worldwide.

Next sessions

Spring 2023
Available online only

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About CSCP Certification

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.

Education CLTD is essential if:

  • You are looking to increase your knowledge and expertise in supply chain management, particularly in the areas of customer relationship, international trade, information technology, physics and logistics
  • You wish to facilitate functions within your supply chain or work with ERP systems, to develop a common standard of comprehension, vocabulary, resources and train executives to meet your challenges and supply chain opportunities.


  • Discuss and clarify difficult topics in the classroom forum
  • Take advantage of company or employee tuition reimbursement programs
  • Learn from instructors and colleagues who have a variety of industry experiences to share
  • Stay on track with weekly assignments

What’s included on the training sections?

The program CLTD provides employees with the understanding to evaluate logistic, transportation and distribution activities within an organization’s global operations by improving efficiency, maximizing technology ROI and streamlining operations to address today’s supply chain logistics challenges

The learning system CLTD:

  • Integrates best practices in daily functions of logistics professionals
  • Maximizes efficiency in transport and distribution
  • Enables you to understand best practices, techniques and technologies needed to maximize efficiency within your organization and impact on the bottom line
  • Comes in three options; self-directed learning, instructor-led, group or business (Instructor courses are offered through the ASCM network of local partners).

Exam content is developed according to the test outline included in the CLTD Exam Content Manual and validated by world experts.

The exam questions are monitored through a rigorous psychometric calibration and cross-referenced to industry-approved source material.

A job task analysis study is conducted every 3-5 years to ensure the relevance of content.

Study methods and guides:

  • Self-study
  • Online study
  • Classroom study options
  • Exam Content Manual (ECM)
  • CLTD Learning System
  • Courseware materials
  • Online content and quizzes
  • ASCM Dictionary

For information on the CLTD exam and testing procedures in North America, download the North American CLTD Certification Bulletin. It provides the latest facts, requirements, and changes that impact your exams.


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
  • Reduce costs and impact your organization’s bottom line
ASCM 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.

The program

The CLTD program contains eight modules and an exam that covers the critical areas of logistics, transportation, distribution, and the roles and responsibilities of logistics managers.

To achieve CLTD certification, you must master each of the following:

  • Module 1: Logistics and the Global Supply Chain View
  • Module 2: Capacity Planning and Demand Management
  • Module 3: Order Management
  • Module 4: Inventory and Warehouse Management
  • Module 5: Transportation
  • Module 6: Global Logistics Consideration
  • Module 7: Logistics Network Design
  • Module 8: Reverse Logistics and Sustainable Development

Ideal for self-taught people and those with unpredictable schedules. The self-study option means you can learn on your own at any time, day or night, according to what best suits your schedule. The CLTD learning system includes both printed books and access to an interactive online platform.

Ideal for people who prefer a structured study environment. Instructor-led courses are offered by approved ASCM partners worldwide. These traditional courses combine the learning system with guidance from an APICS-recognized instructor and provide valuable peer-to-peer discussion and networking.


Learning System
APICS 2023 CLTD Self Study Exam

1 615$ + tax without membership

1 212$ + tax with membership

(10% discount already applied)

– Digital and printed books (for one year from date of purchase)

– Online study tools with quizzes, practice exam, learning activities and resource center (instructor support not included)


2 831$ + tax without membership

2 185$ + tax with membership

(10% discount already applied)

– CLTD Learning System and exam voucher

– Digital and printed books

– Online quizzes and test with immediate feedback

– Online study tools with quizzes, practice exams, learning activities and resource center (instructor support not included)

– CLTD Exam Content Manual (ECM)


1 615$ + tax without membership

1 212$ + tax with membership

(10% discount already applied)

– CLTD Certification Exam

– Get results immediately

– Use your certification right away

Session with an instructor


Minimum of 3 participants

– 3 participants: 1 300$ to add to package

– 6 participants: 650$ to add to package

The CLTD exam is administered through an independent service provider and expert in providing knowledge measurement services. To learn more about the process for your CLTD exam, click here.

Please note that the location and schedule could be updated. For the final version, please refer to the registration confirmation email.

Please note that in order to take a test, you must first complete the registration and payment process on the ASCM website: registration and payment process. Once you have registered to take a test, you may immediately schedule your test appointment online in your My ASCM account, 7 days per week, 24 hours per day. Test appointments are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

To optimize your exam experience:

  • The scheduling deadline for all computer-based exams is two business days before the exam date.
  • We encourage you to schedule your exam as early as possible to increase the chance of reserving your preferred exam date.
  • You are not permitted to reschedule within two business days of the exam
  • Any cancellations within 24 hours of the exam result in a forfeiture of fees.