Trans­porta­tion, Logis­tics and Sup­ply Chain Man­age­ment Certification


ASTL is a pro­fes­sional orga­ni­za­tion founded in 1946 by a group of indus­try lead­ers to insure a high level of pro­fes­sion­al­ism and pro­mote con­tin­u­ing edu­ca­tion in the field of trans­porta­tion and logis­tics. The CTL (Cer­ti­fied in Trans­porta­tion and Logis­tics) Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion Pro­gram began in 1948. ASTL also offers the Pro­fes­sional Des­ig­na­tion in Logis­tics and Sup­ply Chain Man­age­ment (PLS), the Dis­tin­guished Logis­tics Pro­fes­sional (DLP), and the Global Logis­tics Asso­ciate (GLA).

ASTL’s mis­sion is to facil­i­tate edu­ca­tion and cer­ti­fi­ca­tion in the fields of trans­porta­tion, logis­tics, and sup­ply chain man­age­ment. ASTL’s mem­ber­ship of ship­pers, car­ri­ers, edu­ca­tors, stu­dents, con­sul­tants and third-​party logis­tics indi­vid­u­als are ded­i­cated to con­tin­u­ing edu­ca­tion and are com­mit­ted to rais­ing the pro­fes­sional stan­dards in the industry.

ASTL helps you under­score your knowl­edge and expe­ri­ence by pro­vid­ing you with glob­ally rec­og­nized cre­den­tials: the PLS and CTL. ASTL Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion is based on a self-​study pro­gram with online exam mod­ules. Each mod­ule uti­lizes text­books, and is sup­ported by a study guide and sam­ple ques­tions. ASTL part­ners with uni­ver­si­ties, com­mu­nity col­leges, and indus­try orga­ni­za­tions offer­ing edu­ca­tion toward certification.

Certification & Training Programs

Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion Programs

  • Pro­fes­sional Des­ig­na­tion in Logis­tics and Sup­ply Chain Man­age­ment (PLS): The pro­fes­sional des­ig­na­tion in logis­tics and sup­ply chain man­age­ment (PLS) cer­ti­fies that you have devel­oped a core com­pe­tency of knowl­edge in this field. PLS train­ing top­ics include issues con­fronting sup­ply chain man­agers around the globe: com­pet­i­tive strat­egy, cus­tomer value and ser­vice, logis­tics costs and per­for­mance, respon­sive­ness, lead-​time man­age­ment, col­lab­o­ra­tion across mul­ti­ple enter­prises, glob­al­iza­tion, risk man­age­ment, inte­gra­tion of sup­ply chain processes, and trans­form­ing the logis­tics orga­ni­za­tion. Knowl­edge rep­re­sented by the PLS des­ig­na­tion is fun­da­men­tal for under­stand­ing logis­tics and sup­ply chain man­age­ment, and pre­pares you for a reward­ing career in this chal­leng­ing profession.
  • Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion in Trans­porta­tion and Logis­tics (CTL): The CTL (Cer­ti­fied in Trans­porta­tion and Logis­tics) rec­og­nizes pro­fes­sion­als who demon­strate under­stand­ing of the fun­da­men­tals of the pro­fes­sion through suc­cess­ful com­ple­tion of three required mod­ules and three optional mod­ules. The mod­ules and asso­ci­ated exam­i­na­tions are pre­pared by a Board of Exam­in­ers con­sist­ing of Cer­ti­fied Edu­ca­tor Mem­bers within ASTL. It is pos­si­ble for can­di­dates to receive waivers on the basis of edu­ca­tion. All CTL can­di­dates must be mem­bers of ASTL and have a bachelor’s degree or three years of pro­fes­sional experience.
  • Dis­tin­guished Logis­tics Pro­fes­sional (DLP): This mem­ber­ship rec­og­nizes indus­try lead­ers with over twenty years expe­ri­ence inthe field, mem­bers must be approved by the ASTL Board of Direc­tors by an active AST&L mem­ber. The Board deter­mines approval fol­low­ing a review of the nominee’s cre­den­tials includ­ing two let­ters of rec­om­men­da­tion. To main­tain the DLP mem­ber­ship, it must be renewed annually.
  • Global Logis­tics Asso­ciate (GLA): Global Logis­tics Asso­ciate (GLA) – High School and entry level cer­ti­fi­ca­tion. The Global Logis­tics Asso­ciate (GLA) is a nation­ally rec­og­nized cer­ti­fi­ca­tion pro­gram that acknowl­edges the com­ple­tion of rig­or­ous course­work in logis­tics and sup­ply chain for entry level posi­tions. This cer­ti­fi­ca­tion pro­gram focuses on the gen­eral knowl­edge of logistics/​supply chain and the asso­ci­ated func­tions nec­es­sary for the deliv­ery of goods. Obtain­ing the GLA requires suc­cess­ful com­ple­tion of a com­pre­hen­sive exam. This pro­gram was devel­oped through a part­ner­ship with the Employ Florida Ban­ner Cen­ter for Logis­tics and Distribution.

ASTL L.L. WATERS Scholarship

The L.L. Waters Schol­ar­ship Pro­gram was estab­lished to encour­age advanced under­grad­u­ate study and grad­u­ate study in the field of Transportation/​Logistics/​Physical Dis­tri­b­u­tion, for the pur­pose of prepar­ing per­sons of high poten­tial for pro­fes­sional careers in the field. The Schol­ar­ship has been named in honor of Dr. L.L. Waters, Uni­ver­sity Pro­fes­sor Emer­i­tus of Trans­porta­tion and Busi­ness His­tory in Indi­ana University’s School of Busi­ness, in recog­ni­tion of his many con­tri­bu­tions to under­grad­u­ate and grad­u­ate level edu­ca­tion in trans­porta­tion and logis­tics dur­ing a teach­ing career of more than three decades.

  • The Schol­ar­ship: L.L. Waters Schol­ar­ships are awarded in the amount of ‚000. Each recip­i­ent of the schol­ar­ship is accorded the des­ig­na­tion “L.L. Waters Scholar.” The win­ner is deter­mined by the Trustees of the L.L. Waters Schol­ar­ship Fund.
  • Eli­gi­bil­ity: Under­grad­u­ate stu­dents in their junior year at a fully accred­ited four-​year U.S. col­lege or uni­ver­sity, who are enrolled in a degree pro­gram in which Transportation/​logistics is their area of con­cen­tra­tion are eli­gi­ble. Stu­dents enrolled in, or accepted to, a fully accred­ited col­lege or uni­ver­sity in the pur­suit of grad­u­ate stud­ies in transportation/​logistics/​physical dis­tri­b­u­tion as their con­cen­tra­tion of study, are also eli­gi­ble. Recip­i­ents are selected with­out regard to race, color, reli­gion, sex, or national ori­gin. Awards will be on a com­pet­i­tive basis, based upon scholas­tic per­for­mance and poten­tial, and evi­dence of the degree of com­mit­ment to the pur­suit of a pro­fes­sional career in transportation/​logistics.
  • Appli­ca­tion Pro­ce­dures: Stu­dents who wish to apply for the L.L. Waters Schol­ar­ship must do so by sub­mit­ting a cor­rectly com­pleted appli­ca­tion form to the Schol­ar­ship Judg­ing Panel, Amer­i­can Soci­ety of Trans­porta­tion and Logis­tics. This form must be accom­pa­nied by an offi­cial tran­script. Let­ters of rec­om­men­da­tion must be received sep­a­rately from two fac­ulty mem­bers in the applicant’s school who have major teach­ing and research com­mit­ments in transportation/​logistics/​supply chain management. your social media marketing partner