More and more companies are operating in times of growing supply risks. Lean and cost reduction strategies in parallel to global sourcing and increasing shortage of primary raw materials predispose your Supply Chain to disruption. The "Certified in Logistics, Transportation and Distribution (CLTD)" provides you with the information you need to meet today’s supply chain logistics challenges.

The CLTD designation will help you to:

  • Master the essential knowledge needed for the logistics, transportation and distribution industry
  • Expand your outlook on the logistics field and enable you to bring new ideas to your organization
  • Remain current with global logistics trends and developments
  • Provide you with the tools you need to help reduce costs and increase customer satisfaction
  • Boost your confidence with recognition as a logistics expert
Course Description





  Early Registration*
 CLTD  04/12/21 - 07/19/21
 5:30 p.m. -  8:30 p.m. ASCM Los Angeles Training Facility  04/02/21 at 5:00 p.m. PST
 CLTD 09/13/21 - 12/20/21 Mon  5:30 p.m. -  8:30 p.m. ASCM Los Angeles Training Facility 09/03//21 at 5:00 p.m. PST
 CLTD Saturdays Submit a Course Interest form Sat  9:00 a.m. -  3:00 p.m. ASCM Los Angeles Training Facility  TBD
 CLTD Distance Learning   Varies     3 Sessions   Varies     ASCM Los Angeles Training Facility  Registrations accepted all year. No deadline.

Must register and pay by early registration deadline noted above for discounted early registration fees.

Note:   All session may include online introduction or review sessions. Additional exam fee will be charged for Distance Learning or course candidates planning to test outside North America.
Course registrations are limited to 25 attendees per course. 
Course may be reschedule or cancelled if minimum attendance is not met. 

Looking for other courses?  Submit a course interest form.

Classes provide a forum for discussion and exchange of ideas with peers.  Classes are offered periodically throughout the year (see schedule above) or can be offered at a private setting by submitting an interest form here.
Course Fees
Take advantage of special discount rates for early registration:         

Course Description

Member Type

Standard Course Fee

Upgrade Course Fee
Late Registration
Online Course Fee
 CLTD  ASCM Plus Member*  $ 1,295   $ 1,795   $  100   $   200 
 CLTD  ASCM Core Member*    $ 1,395    $ 1,895   $  100   $   200 
 CLTD  Non-Member  $ 1,595   $ 2,095   $  100   $   200 
 CLTD  ASCMLA Student Chapter or Board Member**   $    648    $ 898    $  100    N/A 

* Membership must be valid for at 90 days after end of course. All Upgrade Course attendees must maintain an ASCM Plus Membership valid for 90 days after the course end (to allow for exam credit).   
**One half of course fees are funded by ASCM Los Angeles; valid for Public courses at ASCMLA facility only - does not include online courses.

NOTE:  Online course fee of $200 applies to classes available in an online format.  *WAIVED at this time for COVID.  Extension Credit Fee of $200 applies to optional college credit for course made available through College of Extended Studies, Cal State Dominguez Hills. 

Description of Course Fee Options

Standard Course and Upgrade Course fees include the following course materials and benefits. Required Course materials are in bold (available for purchase through ASCMLA). Course materials will be available at the first class session (will be distributed by the instructor or Chapter representative).

All course attendees must have the assigned revision(s) of the following course materials in order to attend the class:  2017 CLTD Learning System (hard copy) and 2017 CLTD Exam Content Manual. Standard Course fees do not include the online exam study materials and exam fees required to pass the exam.   

 Standard Course  Upgrade Course  
The fine print...
 ASCM Plus Membership     Non-Members will receive a one-year ASCM Plus Membership; Core ASCM members will receive a prorated increase to ASCM Plus member (same expiration date). No portion of the Membership fee is refundable; membership fees are not prorated nor refundable in the event of a course cancellation by a student.  
 2017 CLTD Learning System     Print Version
 2017 CLTD Exam Content Manual     Included in Print Version 
 Supplemental Learning Materials     For course participation
 2017 CLTD e-Learning System     CLTD Online e-learning system to include practice quizzes, exams, and supplemental online learning materials
 2017 PowerPoint Course Slidebook     Printout of course slides for note-taking
 CLTD Exam Credit      Exam is administered by Pearson Vue).  All students must request, schedule, and take exam within 90 days from last class date or exam credit is voided.  No transfer of exam credit allowed and no portion of exam credit is refundable after the first day of class. 
 Exam Re-Take Fee Guarantee     Applies to ASCM Los Angeles Members.  Must meet retake fee requirements.
 Admittance to one (1) designated Chapter Professional Development Meeting (PDM)    Held during the course, provided the student is pre-registered before the deadline. Participants must pre-register separately for each event by the course early registration deadline and select the payment option “Current Course Attendee."  A Deposit is required and is refunded at the event; upon request, the deposit may be applied to support the event's selected Community Partnership.  

Required Course materials are in bold. Optional reference materials will be reviewed in class.

Description of Course Format

CLTD 14-Session: This course covers each of the CTLD Learning System modules and ends with a final exam. 
This course includes a review and exam practice for all modules. All materials are provided, as noted above. 

CLTD Saturdays: This intensive course covers each of the CLTD Learning System modules and includes 2 followup online Q&A review sessions. Students must meet pre-coursework requirements.  All materials are provided, as noted above.

CLTD 5-Day Workshop: This intensive course covers each of the CLTD Learning System modules and includes 2 followup online Q&A review sessions. Students must meet pre-coursework requirements.  All materials are provided, as noted above.

CLTD Distance Learning: This course is designed for the student who has confidence in their self-study capability but wants some guidance to help pass the exam. Its appeal is a reduced cost and time commitment as compared to the 14-session course. The 3 sessions are scheduled 2-3 weeks apart to allow for self-study and ends with a final exam. Distance Learning package for CLTD includes above materials PLUS: 

    • Email tutor support for up to 10 hours over 10 weeks from date of delivery of distance learning materials
    • Substitute 5 hours of email support for an optional half day tutorial for up to 5 hours for groups of 3 or more.
    • In addition, private tutor-only sessions (online or in-person) or additional hours of support are available for a nominal fee.
    Registration Process
    Step 1.  Register.  Must register and pay by early registration deadline noted above for discounted early registration fees.
    Step 3.  A confirmation email will be sent with your PayPal payment.  Keep this receipt as proof of payment.  A confirmation with detailed instructions will be mailed to you 1-3 business days before the start of the course.  (If a confirmation is not received, please email

    Location / Facility
    ASCM Los Angeles
    Training Facility
    3121 Skypark Drive, Suite 232-2060
    Torrance, CA 90505
    (213) 444-3102 - leave a message
    Please note:  Training facility is located in a secured facility; no drop-ins accepted.   Please bring a photo ID and sign in at the 3121 Lobby.  You will be escorted to the training room.

    Cancellation requests are submitted online and are subject to the following fees:
    • Membership and Exam Credit fees are not refundable.  
    • In addition to the any charges for any used materials billable at the ASCM Member rate:
      • Before the early registration deadline:  $100.00 processing fee
      • Before the First Day of class:  $200.00 processing fee
      • First Day of Class through Second Day of Class:  $400.00 processing fee
    • No refunds are issued after second day of class
    Benefits of CLTD
    Benefits include:

    • Gain the knowledge to effectively manage the integration of logistics activities in a global environment
    • Achieve the skills necessary to strategically assess the logistics activities and make decisions that maximize efficiencies and impact profits
    • Gain the knowledge to effectively and efficiently manage worldwide logistics, transportation, and distribution activities 
    • Achieve greater confidence and peer and industry recognition 
    • Enjoy the potential for career advancement and increased earnings.

    Benefits can help you to achieve the competencies necessary for a Supply Chain Manager. (For more information, download the ASCM Supply Chain Manager Competency Model.)

    Becoming a CLTD Candidate
    To be eligible for the CLTD exam, a candidate must meet one of the following criteria listed below. Unlike the CPIM exams, you cannot directly register to take the exam. You must first apply to take the exam and receive your “authorization to test” email from ASCM before you register for the exam. It is important to build this process into the leadtime for exam registration. The criteria needed are one of the following:

    • Bachelor's degree or equivalent, plus two years of related business experience, or
    • CSCP, CPIM, CFPIM, CIRM, or C.P.M. designation plus two years of related business experience, or
    • Five years of related business experience.

    How to Prepare for the Exam

    Whether or not you choose to self-study for the exam or take a course, you will need to purchase the CLTD e-Learning System to prepare for the exam. The CTLD e-Learning System for the Upgrade Package consists of both printed and e-learning material. The printed material includes four books covering eight modules.  The online material consists of:

    • Pre- and Post-tests
    • Module-specific tests
    • Online glossary
    • e-flashcards
    • Reports
    • Exam Content Manual

    More information about CLTD on the ASCM website.

    CLTD Exam Testing
    Information on exam dates, locations, and registration fees for CLTD Testing in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.  Exams are issued through ASCM Corporate - make sure to purchase your Exam through ASCM Los Angeles for discounted pricing.  Exam fees are non-transferable and non-refundable. 
    Additional CLTD Program Information

    © Copyright ASCM Los Angeles 2017