Certified Professional Logistician (CPL)

The Certified Professional Logistician (CPL) programme provides a benchmark of excellence for measuring capability and proficiency within the profession of logistics and supply chain management. The CPL programme represents the hallmark of logistics professionalism.

The Logistics Profession

Logistics as a term now embraces warehousing, freight, transportation and distribution, through to supply chain management. Today, professionalism of a high standard is required to manage these complex, disparate functions in a seamless and integrated supply chain framework – with a clear understanding of the need to track not only the movement of the physical goods or services, but the related flows of finance and information.


Persons attaining the CPL will be able to demonstrate that they have the capability to effectively master the technology and leadership skills required across the broad range of activities that today constitute logistics. The CPL is a professional certification in logistics that enables employees in this industry to develop themselves more effectively, and assists in defining the logistics profession.

The certification programme will become a life partner for those attaining accreditation, as Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is crucial to maintaining CPL status. For the first time, persons working in logistics will be recognised, just as other professions provide recognition eg. their counterparts in the accounting, finance, medical, legal and engineering professions.

The CPL is a professional qualification that aims to provide a definitive standard for measuring capability and professionalism within the logistics profession. CPL status enhances your professional credibility within the industry and also enhances the profile of the logistics profession. The CPL programme is your career partner for life. Success of your application entitles you to use the post nominals CPL. These initials also signify your commitment to a code of professional conduct - ensuring the highest standards of ethics and integrity.

The CPL programme is administrated by the Transport and Logistics Certification Council comprising of two prominent industry associations - The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport Australia (CILTA) and the Supply Chain and Logistics Association of Australia (SCLAA).

How to Become a CPL

To qualify as a CPL, an applicant must have relevant working experience, qualifications and an active professional involvement in logistics and supply chain management.

The overall process involves:
•    Establishing that you have attained at least 400 points of combined experience, education and professional involvement;
•    Maintaining at least 120 CPD Points over a three year period;
•    Agreeing to abide by the profession’s code of conduct; and
•    Assessment for CPL status requires payment of $AU500 (including GST) to CILTA. Thereafter, the review of your annual CPD activity, to maintain your accreditation, involves a fee of $AU110 (including GST) due on submission of your CPD Logbook each three year period.

To check your eligibility to become a CPL and to apply, please visit:CILTAPD.com.au

For further information please email education@cilta.com.au

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