Certified in Logistics, transportation, AND DISTRIBUTION (CLTD)


New for 2017 is the Certified Certified in Logistics, Transportation, and Distribution (CLTD) designation.

The CLTD learning system consists of a blended learning approach incorporating Web-based learning and classroom-based education.


Become 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. You'll be a more valuable asset to your organization, keeping you and your organization more competitive in today’s global economy.

Why you should earn the CLTD designation

  • Gain recognition in the field as a logistics expert
  • Build credibility and set yourself apart from peers
  • Learn latest trends in global supply chain logistics
  • Impact your organization's bottom line
  • Demonstrate logistics mastery of knowledge


 Course components

The APICS CLTD Learning System is a comprehensive professional development and exam preparation program consisting of three print modules and web-based study tools that reflect the entire APICS CLTD Exam Content Manual (ECM) and provide you with a broad view of global, end-to-end supply chain management. The exam reflects critical changes in the marketplace and in the evolving roles and responsibilities of operations and supply chain managers.

 For accreditation, you must master each of the following:

CLTD Exam Content

The CLTD program consists of eight modules with an exam that reflects critical areas in logistics, transportation and distribution for the roles and responsibilities of logistics managers.

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

Learn more about the CLTD exam content with a free preview of the CLTD Exam Content at :

Preview the APICS APICS CLTD exam preparation materials

Online components

The online tools help you determine your initial level of knowledge, create a study plan based on your individual needs, reinforce your studies with practice tests, and track your learning progress through progress reports. The online portion of the course consists of the following components:

  • Overview
    The overview will guide you through the APICS CLTD Learning System.

  • Pre- and post- tests 
    These practice tests, consisting of 50 multiple-choice questions each, cover content drawn from the entire system. After each question, you will be provided with immediate feedback, including the correct answer and the rationale for that answer. A running total of questions answered correctly is provided as you proceed through the test. The pre-test results will provide you with an indication of those areas that require the most attention. The post-test results will measure your progress following your completion of the course. 

  • Module-specific tests
    Functioning similarly to the pre- and post-tests, the module-specific tests allow you to check your understanding and retention of materials within a given module. The questions include immediate feedback, answer rationales, and reference to the relevant sections in the text so you can review trouble areas.

  • Online glossary
    Accessible any time during the program, the pop-up glossary allows you to look up definitions of terms without leaving your current activity.

  • eFlashcards
    These flashcards will supplement your exam practice sessions by testing your knowledge using an interactive drill-and-practice format.

  • Reports
    Individuals and/or managers can track course progress through a reporting feature that includes pre- and post-test scores and module-specific test scores.

A test-timing feature is available on all tests. It measures the elapsed time and assesses whether you are on track to complete the CLTD exam in the allotted time.


CLTD Exam Preparation

To help prepare you for the CLTD exam, APICS has developed the CLTD Learning System. Based on the CLTD body of knowledge, the learning system is a comprehensive professional development and exam preparation program. It combines print materials with interactive online tools to deliver a customized learning experience.

Additional CLTD Learning System information is available at: http://www.learncltd.com/

Becoming a CLTD Candidate
You must apply for eligibility to take the APICS CLTD exam.

Eligibility requirements for CLTD:

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

NOTE: You must have approved eligibility to register for the APICS CLTD exam.

APICS CLTD exam eligibility, dates, and additional details are available at this link: