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Course Objective

The APICS Certified in Logistics, Transportation and Distribution (CLTD) provides a comprehensive body of knowledge, best practices and standards for those in the logistics, transportation and distribution industries. CLTD serves the needs of both professionals and employers around the world by making you a more valuable asset to your organization and keeping you and your organization more competitive in today’s global economy.

After earning your CLTD you will be able to:

  • Improve distribution inventory management
  • Develop and monitor warehouse performance metrics
  • Identify and mitigate risk in logistics and transportation
  • Manage and execute orders with an emphasis on logistics
  • Identify and maintain optimal inventory levels including costs, controls and policy

Targeted Audience

If you do any of these tasks, CLTD is right for you:

  • Overseeing planning and execution of forward and reverse logistics
  • Designing logistics networks
  • Order management
  • Customer service management
  • Warehouse or distribution inventory management
  • Warehouse strategy or layout
  • Warehouse space management
  • Logistics/distribution/warehouse technology and information processing
  • Executing requirements for the planning, scheduling and budgeting of transportation systems
  • Performing economic classification and choosing shipment methods for both incoming and outgoing materials and products
  • Carrier selection and negotiations
  • Transportation mode analysis
  • Global logistics responsibilities
  • Logistics or transportation risk

Delivery Method

Online Training

  • Digital and printed books
  • Online tools, quizzes, test and learning activities
  • Tests with immediate feedback
  • Practice Exams
  • Online Resource Center
  • Exam Question Guide (ECM)

Exam & Certification


There is no eligibility requirement.

Exam Format

  • 150 questions (130 operational and 20 pretests)
  • 3.5 hours duration
  • Score range is from 200-350 (passing score is 300 points or higher)

Visit PearsonVUE for more information on testing.


To earn a CLTD designation, you must pass one comprehensive exam.

Course Outline

  • Logistics Fundamentals 
  • Logistics Strategy within the Supply Chain 

  • Facilities Planning
  • Distribution Network Design 
  • Risk Management 

  • Reverse Logistics
  • Sustainability 

  • Balance demand management with LTD capacity (long, medium, short-term) 
  • Translating Demand into Capacity Planning 
  • Demand Management 

  • Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
  • Order Management 

  • Inventory Management in Logistics
  • Inventory Management Methods 
  • Inventory Control, Strategy, and Policy 

  • Warehouse Strategy, Ownership Types and Roles
  • Warehouse Processes, Layout and Automation 
  • Material Handling and Packaging

  • Transportation Fundamentals 
  • Modes of Transportation and Selection Considerations
  • Transportation Management

  • Infrastructure and System 
  • Regulations
  • Customs Clearing and Documentation 


Yes, Candidates must meet ONE of the following criteria:

  • Hold a conferred bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
  • Possess at least three years of related business experience.



The course is currently available online only. We will be launching the self-study option shortly.



All Bakkah trainers are certified practitioners with several years in teaching.

Candidates must obtain eligibility by completing the CLTD online eligibility application prior to purchasing their exam.


3.5 Hours

Yes, available in Online.


24 Hours, Notification will be sent via email to qualified candidates within 24hours of completing the exam with detailed instructions on how to obtain their certificate.

Committee through a psychometrically-valid standard setting process. During this process, a task force of subject matter experts discusses the minimum level of competence that is required for passing the examination and obtaining the credential. After evaluating and analyzing the difficulty of each question, as well as the specific knowledge, skills and abilities that qualified practitioners possess, a raw cut score, or the passing score, is set for that particular exam form. This becomes the standard for the program.

Candidates who fail an APICS exam must wait 14 full days before retaking the same exam. Candidates may test on the 15th day following their last exam (the day of the exam does not count toward to the 14 days). There are no exceptions to this policy.

Yes, Once an exam authorization is scheduled, appointments can only be rescheduled and cannot be canceled. Candidates need to reschedule their exam appointment can make modifications directly in their MY ACCOUNT under the Exam Authorization and Credits section or by calling PearsonVUE directly. There is a non-refundable USD $45 rescheduling fee. Candidates must reschedule more than 24 hours before their scheduled exam appointment. If the candidate does not sit for the test, the exam fees are forfeit. ASCM does not accept reschedule requests.

Yes. To preserve the integrity and value of APICS certification programs, all designees must meet certification maintenance requirements. The APICS certification maintenance program allows designees to acquire ongoing knowledge in their field and demonstrate a commitment to lifelong learning through professional development activities. Go to for specific maintenance requirements.

Yes, you can request a printed certificate. The first certificate to be requested is free (and may require shipping fees) depending on the shipping method chosen by the candidate.

Candidates who have obtained the APICS mandate are eligible for certification. Eligible candidates will be sent an email notification within 24 hours of completing the exam along with detailed instructions on how to obtain their certificates. Candidates can choose one of the two delivery options in my account:

  • Download an electronic certificate without fees and print it locally.
  • Request a printed certificate. The first certificate to be requested is free (and may require shipping fees).

Depending on the shipping method chosen by the filter.

Yes, the electronic certificate can be downloaded without fees and printed locally.

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