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Certified Logistics Technician

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Course Description

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 courses 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 MSSC-Authorized Instructor in CLT.

Watch this demonstration video to learn more about the CLT program.


CLA Course (Foundational Level)®

The 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.

CLT Course (Mid-level Technical)®

This 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 textbook and e-learning modules. This Course includes: product receiving, product storage, order processing, packaging and shipment, inventory control, safe handling of hazardous materials, evaluation of transportation modes, customs, and dispatch and tracking operations. This Course requires approximately 35 hours.

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


MSSC offers two textbooks which are aligned with MSSC standards for CLA and 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 textbook describes the foundational-level knowledge that front-line technicians in supply chain logistics should understand. 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 textbook describes the knowledge and skills that mid-technical level technicians in supply chain logistics should understand. 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.

E-Learning Portal

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! 

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.