The Certified in Logistics, Transportation and Distribution (CLTD) certification from APICS, USA is an excellent body of knowledge that need to be mastered by any downstream supply chain professional. CLTD bring the global best practices and principles in an organised manner. One need to be a graduate or have 3 years of professional experience in supply chain to appear for the CLTD Examination.
The CLTD credential is a globally recognised one and going to have a tremendous demand in the coming years in the Indian subcontinent. One of the reason for its growing importance is that the Indian market is witnessing a great deal of transition in this industry from being unorganised to organised. This change demands well qualified professionals in logistics, transportation and distribution. Also there is an increasing pressure is felt both by the traditional and eCommerce companies to continuously increase the customer service, but at the same cost or even reduced cost. So we are waiting for a boom in demand for the logistics, transportation and distribution professionals in the coming years.
The CLTD examination contains 150 questions and the duration is three-and-half hours. The examination is of multiple choice type and you have to select the most appropriate answer from the four options provided. There are no negative marks. Being a computer based examination, you will come to know of the result at the end of the examination itself. The CLTD examinations are conducted at the Pearson VUE test centres located across the world.
Once you pass the examination, you can use the CLTD credential after your name. There is a requirement for certification maintenance. Once in every five years you need to submit 75 Professional Development Points to APICS to maintain your certification.