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Certified Logistics Technician

CLT is a nationally portable, industry-led program that prepares individuals for front-line material handling and supply chain logistics jobs in fulfillment centers, warehouses, distribution centers, and factories. This online training program includes a stackable certification for employees with the 21st Century, in-demand skills needed for long-term career paths in over 5.8 million supply chain logistics jobs.


CLT is delivered and customized locally through 1,500 MSSC Centers with a network of over 2,300 Authorized Instructors at colleges, secondary schools, and other convenient locations.

  • Available nationwide

  • Nationally accredited

  • Federally recognized

  • Always up to date

  • Time and cost-effective for students

  • Articulates between high schools and colleges

  • Easily integrated into apprenticeships and internships

  • Customizable at the community level

  • Improved employee performance and retention

  • Reduces recruitment and training cost

"As Alabama's workforce needs expand with high-earning, highly skilled careers that encompass logistics, it is critical that our colleges provide the training that meets the demand. MSSC consistently delivers through its CLT credential, the workers that business and industry require for successful operations." - Jeff LynnVice Chancellor Workforce and Economic Development - Alabama Community College System

"Earning certifications step by step helped me earn my degree and a diverse skill set that makes me a more valuable employee." - AshleyCertified Student, - John Wood Community College


MSSC has two optional training courses which combine interactive, online training with instructor-led material to help individuals learn the basic skills and knowledge required for material handling jobs that will prepare them for certification and their career.


Foundation-level Certified

Logistics Associate

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the various roles in the global supply chain logistics life cycle

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the logistics environment

  • Operate and use equipment

  • Practice safety principles

  • Practice quality control principles

  • Employ work communication practices

  • Practice teamwork and good workplace behavior to solve problems

  • Use relevant computer systems and applications to increase productivity


Mid-level Certified

Logistics Technician

  • Receive products

  • Stock products

  • Process product orders

  • Prepare packages for shipment and ship products

  • Maintain control of inventory

  • Handle hazardous materials in a safe manner

  • Evaluate transportation modes

  • Perform dispatch, routing and tracking operations

  • Understand U.S. measurements and metic system conversions

Stackable Industry Driven Pathways

CLT is stackable under the NAM-endorsed Skills Certification System and can be coordinated with ACT's National Career Readiness System, NIMS, AWS, SME, APICS, and ASTL.

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The Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC), an industry-led 501 ©(3) non-profit, is America's leader in training and certifying foundational technical competencies for front-line workers for in-demand, higher wage, higher skills jobs in advanced manufacturing and logistics. Workers with MSSC certifications are qualified for 11.3 million jobs in front-line production, material handling, and distribution. 84% of executives surveyed agreed there is a talent shortage in U.S. manufacturing.

MSSC is helping industry close the gap as they prepare to




84% of executives surveyed agree there is a talent shortage in U.S. manufacturing: MSSC is strategically positioned to help industry resolve this shortage.

  • Hands on training and testing device options

  • High employer ROI

  • Employability skills

  • Delivered and customized locally

  • Timely and cost effective for students

  • Articulates well between high school and colleges

  • Integrated into apprenticeships and internships

  • Secures pipeline of certified production and logistics technicians



MSSC Certifications enable students to build lucrative career pathways in manufacturing and supply chain. Immediate benefits include:

  • Higher Wages

  • Improved Job Placement Rates

  • Increased Confidence


The North Carolina Manufacturing Institute conducted a survey of manufacturers the have hired CPT graduates since 2014 to measure overall satisfaction.

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"What I learned through MSSC was phenomenal. It definitely changed how I look at manufacturing equipment. I went from being an on/off call maintenance operator, to becoming a skilled, knowledgeable, troubleshooting technician." - Bob, Employee - Ocean Spray Cranberries Inc.

"We've been able to attract some of the most talented folks in the states to complete the CPT certification program and the feedback from employers has been outstanding." - Michael B. Keogh

Business & Community Outreach Manager - Community College of Vermont.MSSC Center

"My training experts at Harley have high regard for the MSSC. We have already put more than 150 of our workers through MSSC assessments and are using those results to guide our training priorities. We offer tuition reimbursement for MSSC courses and take MSSC certification into account in hiring decisions." - James McCaslin Vice President - Harley-Davidson Motor Company, WI

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