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Certified Logistics Technician

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Logistics Courses for CLT Certifications

To enhance the competency of the supply chain logistics workforce, MSSC® offers two logistics courses aligned with its standards. These courses can be given in a blended learning environment using both instructor led and e-learning methodologies or as fully online logistics course with an online instructor. Students have the ability to enhance their knowledge and computer skills through the e-learning material. MSSC offers courses only to educational institutions and companies that have a MSSC-Authorized Instructor in CLT. Both of these courses are designed to help students and incumbent workers prepare for successful completion of the CLT Certification program.

See how to get your logistics technician certificate here.

Supply Chain Courses

CLA Course (Foundational Level)®

The Certified Logistics Associate Course provides students with the foundational broad knowledge they will need to understand the world of supply chain and related core competencies. Learning materials include PDF textbook and e-learning modules. The course includes modules on: the global supply chain, the logistics environment, safety, safe equipment operation, material handling equipment, quality control, workplace communication, teamwork and problem solving and using computers. This course requires approximately 35 hours of instruction.

To access these online training courses, please reach out to your MSSC Training Solutions Provider or contact us here. 

CLT Course (Mid-level Technical)®

The Certified Logistics Technician Course provides students with the mid-level technical knowledge needed to understand the world of supply chain logistics and related core competencies. Learning materials include PDF textbooks and e-learning modules. This course is available in person, online, or in a hybrid model, and covers topics such as: product receiving, product storage, order processing, packaging and shipment, inventory control, safe handling of hazardous materials, evaluation of transportation modes, customs, dispatch and tracking operations. This logistics course requires approximately 35 hours of instruction.

MSSC strongly recommends that individuals be at an 8th-grade math and 10th-grade reading level before taking our online logistics courses.

To access this logistics training course, please reach out to your MSSC Training Solutions Provider or contact us here. 

Textbooks For Logistics and Supply Chain Courses

MSSC offers two textbooks that are aligned with MSSC standards for becoming a Certified Logistics Associate (CLA) and a Certified Logistics Technician (CLT).  However, these books should be viewed as primers for their respective levels. One of their purposes is to generate interest and further education in this field so technicians will continuously enhance their knowledge and improve the performance of their companies.

CLA: Supply Chain Logistics (Foundational Knowledge)

This text instructs students on the foundational knowledge they must have to be competent in the critical work activities common across all facilities within the supply chain: safety, quality control, communications, teamwork, good workplace conduct and familiarity with the key computer systems that underpin supply chain operations.

CLT: Supply Chain Logistics (Mid-level Technical Knowledge)

This text describes a higher level of knowledge needed by front-line technicians through front-line supervisors and traces the flow of a product from the time it enters a logistics facility through its processing, storage and shipment until it is transported to a final destination.  

The PDF version of both textbooks is available to instructors and to students enrolled in the courses described above. Hard copies are sold separately for an additional fee. Contact us to learn more.

Logistics Course E-Learning Portal

Both the hybrid and online logistics courses are offered on a customized OpusWorks® virtual portal for your institution which provides access to MSSC’s e-learning for CLA and CLT. The portal includes the CLA and CLT Courses; PDF copies of both textbooks; a virtual classroom for instructors to post messages to and share documents with students; pre- and post-tests for each chapter; comprehensive practice tests for each course; and instructor reports on student performance. Instructors also have the ability to organize their own content and distribute it to students. The portal provides access to the OpusWorks® library which includes other courses available for purchase. Additional courses available include: the Win-At-Work Series, SixSigma, Lean, Statistics, Statistical Process Control, Project Management, Juran Problem Solving, Effective Problem Solving, Root Cause Analysis and ISO 9001.

To place orders for CLT Authorized Instructor Training and Online Training Courses, please contact your specific MSSC Training Solutions Provider. Follow this link for more information! 

Become a Certified Logistics Technician (CLT)

To earn your certificate in supply chain logistics, MSSC offers a Certified Logistics Technician (CLT) ® certification program which requires completion and mastery of two assessments. 

To learn more about the Certified Logistics Technician certification program, click here!

NOTE: MSSC Courses were developed in strict adherence to the industry-recognized, nationally validated standards upon which the Certified Logistics Technician (CLT) is based. These Courses, delivered by The Quality Group have a proven track record of success in teaching the knowledge and skills identified in the national standards. MSSC Courses are highly interactive and utilize state-of-the-art, computer-based e-learning technologies and are delivered by MSSC-Authorized Instructors.  MSSC does not authorize, review or endorse any other courses or curricula, and MSSC does not accept responsibility for the quality or effectiveness of courses other than MSSC Courses. MSSC does not require that individuals take MSSC Courses or any other MSSC-related courses before taking an MSSC Assessment.