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APICS Certified in Logistics, Transportation & Distribution (CLTD) – Self Study


Logistics is top-of-mind for EVERY company delivering products to customers. By earning the Certified in Logistics, Transportation and Distribution (CLTD) designation, you’ll learn best practices along with the latest strategies and trends so you can lead in the logistics, transportation and distribution sectors.


100 hours self study


Earning the APICS CLTD demonstrates expertise in streamlining and optimizing logistics, transportation and distribution including order
management, distribution inventory management and warehouse management. 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

Course Outline

The CLTD Learning System content is divided in to nine modules across two books. The content is integrated with best practices in the day-to-day functions of logistics professionals that drive the improvement in distribution and transportation necessary to maximize an organization’s efficiency and impact the bottom-line.

Book 1

Module 1: Logistics Overview and Strategy

Module 2: Logistics Network Design

Module 3: Sustainability and Reverse Logistics

Module 4: Capacity Planning and Demand Management

Book 2

Module 5: Order Management

Module 6: Inventory Management

Module 7: Warehouse Management

Module 8: Transportation

Module 9: Global Logistics Considerations

How will I study?

The CLTD Learning System is a comprehensive program that combine print and online reading materials, online practice tests and interactive study tools to ensure you’re prepared for the exams.  

The CLTD Learning System incorporates three components to help you apply the concepts and test your understanding and retention of the information.


  • Complete the pretest to determine your current knowledge and identify areas for improvement.
  • Based on your pretest scores, the online learning system will recommend the most efficient study plan.


  • Utilize convenient study options: read printed books or access online study materials via any mobile device, tablet or computer - 24/7.
  • Benefit from microlearning features in the online learning system; focus on smaller content segments for a more efficient use of available time.
  • Take the chapter quizzes to test knowledge retention and receive immediate feedback, answer rationales and references to the relevant sections
  • in the reading materials.
  • Complete the Learning activities, including new in-depth videos, and real-life case studies to help reinforce concepts presented.
  • Study flashcards to reinforce your memory of key terms, concepts and definitions.


  • Take the practice exam which was designed to help users gain experience with the format of the computer-based exams.
  • Access additional information about the certification exam, study tools, and test-taking tips.
  • Access the "My Progress" section to track your quiz scores and learning gain.


The CLTD exam consists of 150 questions answered in 3.5 hours. Receive your results immediately after completing the exam. With a passing score, you can start using your new CLTD credential immediately! Online testing is now available, providing you with the convenience of taking an exam from the comfort of your home or office.

Visit PearsonVUE at for more information on testing.


Please note:

  • APICS CLTD Exam credits are valid for 6 months from the date of purchase (these will be added to your APICS account)
  • It is the delegate's responsibility to redeem the exam credits for their 'Authorisation to test' (ATT) and book their exams.
  • When redeeming their exam credit, delegates can book their exam up to 6 months in advance (giving you a maximum of 12 months from the date of purchase to the date of the exam)
  • To qualify for a 2nd Chance Exam credit, delegates must schedule (and fail) their first exam within 90 days of purchasing their ATT. The 2nd Chance Exam credit (if issued) will be valid for 6 months.


To purchase the APICS Certified in Logistics, Transportation and Distribution (CLTD) please contact us at [email protected]. Full payment is required prior to access being granted.

Pricing guide excluding shipping costs - exact pricing will be confirmed at time of order.

2024 APICS CLTD Bundle: Learning System + Exams + 2nd Chance Exam with membership and participant materials GBP £2,090.00 plus VAT where applicable.

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