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CPL Secretariat

Phone: 1300 68 11 34

The Contribution of Logistics

Gone are the days when transportation, warehousing, distribution and materials management were seen as separate or distinct functions and disciplines. Logistics now embraces all these activities, within the broader framework of supply chain management.

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Become a CPL

Be Recognised for Excellence in Logistics. Complete an initial check of eligibility and take your first steps to becoming a CPL.

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CPL Capability Outline

To qualify as a CPL candidate, you must be able to accumulate at least 400 points from the following table of supply chain/logistics exposure areas, subject to the minimum and maximum points set out
in the table.

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Certified Professional Logistician

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 is crucial to maintaining CPL status. For the first time, individuals 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 programme has been introduced by two prominent membership based professional associations. These two organisations are represented on the Transport and Logistics Certification Council which oversees the management of the programme, and the regular auditing of the professional standards involved.

Existing CPL Certification through CILT Australia / SCLAA is a non-proprietary Certification.

How to Become a CPL

This Web Site includes information on the CPL programme, and enables you to make an initial check of your eligibility and then to apply for assessment.

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Should you also have involvement in transport planning and traffic management, you may wish to consider the Certified Transport Planner programme, which can be accessed by clicking on the CTP logo below