Certified in Logistics, Transportation & Distribution (CLTD)

What’s the APICS CLTD?

apics-cltd-certified-logistics-transpo-02Created by APICS and 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.

Is the CLTD right for you?

The APICS CLTD is designed for logistics professionals across all industries, especially:

  • Logistics managers/engineers
  • Supply chain logistics managers
  • Traffic managers
  • Transportation/fleet managers
  • Warehouse operations/distribution managers
  • Reverse logistics managers

No matter where you are in your career, earning the CLTD credential will demonstrate your mastery of a broad range of logistic, transportation and distribution topics.

Why get certified?

As an APICS designee you will stand out from your peers, demonstrate a commitment to advancing both your career and your company’s operations and be able to apply your new skills and knowledge to make you more valuable to your organization.

The benefits of the APICS CLTD Earning the CLTD credential will help you:

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


The CLTD credential will set you apart from your colleagues, make you more valuable to your organization and keep you competitive in today’s global economy.

Preparing for the APICS CLTD exam

The APICS CLTD Learning System is a comprehensive program that serves as a professional development and exam preparation tool. With a combination of print and webbased study tools, the Learning System also includes a free download of the current APICS CLTD Exam Content Manual.

Divided into eight modules across four books, the Learning System content is integrated with best practices in the day-to-day functions of logistics professionals to drive improvement in distribution and transportation, maximize efficiency and impact the bottom line.

  1. Logistics and Supply Chain Overview
  2. Capacity Planning and Demand Management
  3. Order Management
  4. Inventory and Warehouse Management
  5. Transportation
  6. Global Logistics Considerations
  7. Logistics Network Design
  8. Reverse Logistics and Sustainability

Take the next step

If you’re ready to take your logistics career to the next level, you’re ready to get started.

Apply for exam eligibility at apics.org/cltd/eligibility.
Study for the exam by choosing the learning option that’s right for you—self-study or instructor-led at apics.org/education-selector/cltd.
Schedule, take and pass the exam.

Once you’ve earned the CLTD designation, get ready for new career opportunities!

To learn more about the APICS CLTD program, visit apics.org/cltd.