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Certified Logistics Technician (CLT) 4.0

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Supply Chain Logistics Certifications

The purpose of the Certified Logistics Technician (CLT)  ® 4.0 certification program is to recognize through certification, individuals who demonstrate mastery of the core competencies of material handling at the front-line (entry-level to front-line supervisor) through successful completion of the logistics certification assessments.  The goal of the CLT certification program is to raise the level of performance of certified logistics technicians both to assist the individuals in finding higher-wage jobs and to help employers ensure their workforce increases the company’s productivity and competitiveness.

The online logistics certificate program consists of two parts:

  • Foundational-Level Certified Logistics Associate 4.0 (CLA 4.0) ® Certificate 
  • Mid-Level Technical CLT 4.0 Certification (CLT 4.0) 

Before sitting for the CLT assessment, candidates must have a CLA Certificate. Click to download our CLT One Pager for more information.

Supply Chain Logistics Courses

MSSC offers two logistics courses aligned with the Certified Logistics Technician (CLT) program. Both of these courses can be given through instructor-led and as a fully online logistics course.

Learn more about the CLT training courses here! 

Logistics Certification Assessments

Individuals demonstrate their understanding of the core skills and knowledge through two logistics certification assessments based upon MSSC’s industry-defined, nationally validated skill standards. Delivered online or paper pencil, this logistics certification assessment contains 115 multiple-choice questions. MSSC strongly recommends that individuals be at an 8th-grade math and 10th-grade reading level.

For more information about MSSC’s policies on certification, please see our Certification Policies page.

Online Logistics Certificates

Individuals who pass the Certified Logistics Associate 4.0 assessment will be able to:

  • Download or Purchase the CLA Certificate
  • Purchase a Small CLA Arm Patch
  • Download Key Work Activities document to share with employers

Full Logistics Certification

For individuals who pass both CLA 4.0 and CLT 4.0 assessments, they will earn and be able to:

  • Download or Purchase the Full Certification document that bears the CLT logo, NAM logo (NAM-endorsed Skills Certification) with ISO 17024 reference
  • Purchase a Large CLT Arm Patch
  • Download the Key Work Activities document to share with employers


Based on extensive research with leading industry subject matter experts, MSSC has selected a list of nine rapidly emerging, data-intensive, “Industry 4.0” technologies that will profoundly influence manufacturing production processes and quality control. MSSC has embedded these technologies in its 2022 “Industry 4.0” Edition of its National Logistics Standards. These technologies include:

  • 5G
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT)
  • Biometrics
  • Autonomous Robots
  • Augmented Reality
  • Data Analytics
  • Nanomanufacturing
  • Remote Learning

As of 2022, these Industry 4.0 technologies are fully integrated into the CLT program.  MSSC logistics certificates and certifications issued will be re-labelled “CLT 4.0.” MSSC’s goal is to provide CLT 4.0 technicians with a foundational understanding of these technologies on which to build as their companies use them in various ways on the warehouse floor.

Other Logistics Certifications

MSSC offers two additional programs in supply chain logistics. MSSC’s Certified Forklift Technician (CFT)® program certifies individuals who demonstrate core competencies involved in forklift maintenance, service, and repair. See more about this program here! 

Our Certified Technician-Supply Chain Automation (CT-SCA)™ program prepares technicians who install, operate, support, upgrade, and maintain the automated material handling equipment and systems which support the supply chain. Learn more here!

If you have questions about any of these certifications or would like to request steps on how to get started, please contact Tyler Kennedy at or 703-739-9000 x2226

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