Prepare for the CLTD Exam
APICS provides a number of tools and resources to support candidates in their journey toward certification. Find the learning option that works best for you, including self-study materials through the CLTD Learning System, online courses or classroom instruction.
Learn on your own anytime, day or night, to accommodate your demanding schedule. The APICS CLTD Learning System is a comprehensive professional development and certification preparation program based on the APICS CLTD body of knowledge. The system provides reading materials and interactive web-based study tools.
Total investment to earn your CLTD through self-study
Estimated pricing includes CLTD Learning system and exam fee:
PLUS Member: $1,400**
CORE or nonmember: $1,800**
*All cost estimates in US Dollars and cost may vary based on shipping and tax. Pricing is the same for candidates in both North America and outside North America for learning System, online courses or classroom instruction.
Local classes offered by recognized APICS instructors for our local chapters (200 in North America) or international partners (100 outside North America) will begin at the end of 2016 or early 2017. The APICS CLTD Learning System may be supplied by instructors.
Total investment to earn your CLTD through instructor-led classes
APICS does not control partner pricing, which can vary significantly based on partner location and partner-selected APICS course materials (e.g., Learning System, APICS dictionary) and whether exam fees are included in the course price. Completion of instructor-led courses requires approximately 40 hours.
As an alternate study option, many APICS partners offer study groups. Please contact your local chapter or partner for CLTD study options in your area.
Compare CLTD Learning Options
Not sure which learning option is right for you? Compare Exam Preparation Options
Additional CLTD Study Tools & Support
APICS Dictionary & App
Master terms and definitions that you’ll find on APICS exams with the current edition of the APICS Dictionary. This is the most comprehensive reference for supply chain and operations terminology—one you’ll find yourself turning to time and time again throughout your career. APICS PLUS members receive a free edition.
Exam Content Manual
The APICS CLTD Exam Content Manual (ECM) provides guidance for individuals preparing for the APICS CLTD exam. The content outline is divided into major topic areas, and the relative emphasis of each of the topics is indicated by a percentage figure. Use this to guide your exam preparation—whether you study on your own, attend a class taught by an APICS partner, or are a part of a corporate learning group.
Supply Chain Channel Online Community
Find a study group. Start a discussion. There are many ways to connect with other professionals through the Supply Chain Channel. The APICS community is here to support your efforts to increase your knowledge and enhance your skills.
CLTD Exam Process
Take the next step toward earning your CLTD designation! Candidates must pass the CLTD exam in order to become certified. By taking and passing the CLTD exam you demonstrate your commitment to your career and mastery of knowledge within the field of logistics transportation, and distribution.
CLTD Exam Dates & Locations
APICS exams are delivered via computer-based testing (CBT) at Pearson VUE test centers, which are located around the world.
Find a Pearson VUE testing center near you.
Purchase the CLTD Exam
All APICS certifications require candidates to complete an Authorization to Test form in order to purchase the exam. APICS recommends that candidates review the CLTD Exam Bulletin for full details on exam process and procedures.
Have you confirmed your eligibility? Before purchasing an Authorization to Test, you must check and confirm your certification eligibility.
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
CLTD Exam Prices
PLUS member Price: $475.00
CORE member Price: $525.00
Non-Member Price: $525.00
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Schedule Your CLTD Exam
All candidates must have purchased an Authorization to Test (ATT) prior to scheduling their exam. Once you have purchased your ATT, you must schedule and take the exam within six months of purchase. APICS recommends that candidates review the Exam Bulletin for full details on exam process and procedures prior to scheduling your exam.
Schedule Your Exam
Schedule your appointment by logging in to your MY APICS account.
Review the confirmation notice to ensure the exam, the location and date are all correct.
If there are any errors or if no confirmation notice is received, immediately contact Pearson VUE.
For credentials with exam windows, you can only select an exam date in a window that falls within the ATT six month validity period.
Take the exam and pass!
Gain the rewards of becoming APICS certified!
Rescheduling an Exam
Review the exam bulletin for your credential before rescheduling the exam. If you need to reschedule your exam appointment within your chosen window you can make modifications directly in your My APICS account or call Pearson VUE direct. When you reschedule your exam you will be charged a nonrefundable rescheduling fee.
If you do not sit for the exam, you will forfeit the exam fees.