APICS is the premier professional association for supply chain and operations management.


To better serve one of the fastest growing industries in the world–logistics, APICS announced the new CLTD designation in October of 2015. The CLTD credential is designed to provide Directors, Managers and support staff a body of knowledge, best practices and standards for the logistics, transportation and distribution industries.

Working in alignment with the APICS Certification Committee and the APICS Corporate Advisory Board, a Job Task Analysis (JTA) was held to evaluate the industry and determine the areas of focus for the new certification. Participating in this JTA were 21 well–respected corporations and higher learning institutions from around the world including:

  • BASF Corporation
  • Boeing
  • Caterpillar
  • CH Robinson
  • DuPont
  • FMC Technologies
  • GE Oil and Gas
  • The Home Depot
  • Ingersoll Rand Inc.
  • Medtronic
  • Michigan State University
  • Northrup Grumman
  • Saudi Aramco

As we approach the final stages of development, we are pleased to announce the following development progress:

  • Courseware Development Committee has identified the key terminology
  • Courseware for exam preparation has been written and is in review
  • Eight modules have been identified for the CLTD Body of Knowledge
  • CLTD Exam Content Manual has been completed and will be available April 2016
  • CLTD Learning System will launch July 2016
  • First exam scheduling availability October 2016

Watch for more news, information and special offers coming in the near future. We will continue to keep you notified as additional information becomes available. We look forward to supporting you in the pursuit of the new APICS CLTD credential.

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