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.

CPT 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


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.


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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