Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC)

Certified Logistics Technician (CLT (AE))


Credential: Certified Logistics Technician (CLT (AE))  GI Bill resource  IAS resource
Credentialing Agency: Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC)

Renewal Period: 5 years

The Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC), The Certified Logistics Technician (CLTAE)recognizes individuals who demonstrate mastery of the core competencies of material handling at the front-line (entry-level through front-line supervisor). The goal of the CLTAE is to raise the level of performance of logistics workers both to assist the individuals in finding higher-wage jobs. The CLTAE consists of two parts: the foundational-level Certified Logistics Associate (CLA) certificate and the mid-level technical CLT certification. Before taking the CLTAE assessment, candidates must have a CLA certificate. MSSC strongly recommends that individuals be at an 8th-grade math and 10th-grade reading level.

More information can be found on the certifying agency's website.

Certified Logistics Technician (CLT (AE))

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Attainability:    medium

Eligibility Requirements (View Details)

  • Credential Prerequisite: must have obtained the CLA Certificate
  • Experience
  • Education
  • Training
  • Membership
  • Other
  • Fee

Note: This credential may have multiple options for a Service member to meet eligibility requirements. Requirements listed here are based on the minimum degree required. To view other options, see the Eligibility tab.

Exam Requirements (View Details)

  • Exam
  • Written Exam
  • Oral Exam
  • Practical Exam
  • Performance Assessment

Exam Administration (View Details)

  • In-person exam
  • Remote proctored on-line exam
  • Third-party test vendor

RECERTIFICATION SUMMARY

Renewal Period: 5 years

  • Continuing Education
  • Exam
  • Continuing Education OR Exam
  • Fee
  • Other

AGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION

Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC)

901 N Washington St.
Suite 600
Alexandria, VA  22314

Phone: 703-739-9000

Fax: 703-739-9008
Email: info@msscusa.org

Credential Pre-requisite REQUIREMENTS

In order to earn the CLTAE certification, candidates must already have their CLA Certificate.

  • Global Supply Chain Logistics Life Cycle
  • Logistics Environment
  • Material Handling Equipment
  • Safety Principles
  • Safe Material Handling and Equipment Operation
  • Quality Control
  • Workplace Communication
  • Teamwork and Workplace Conduct
  • Using Computers

  • Product Receiving
  • Product Storage
  • Order Processing
  • Packaging and Shipment
  • Inventory Control
  • Hazmat Awareness
  • Transportation Modes
  • Dispatch and Tracking
  • Metric Conversions

Exam Preparation Resources

There are a number of resources available to help you prepare for the Certified Logistics Technician (CLT (AE)) examination:

An additional resource is O'Reilly Learning Safari Books Online, a searchable digital library that provides online access to thousands of books, training videos and conference sessions. See the Educational Resources section on the Related Sites page here on COOL to learn how to get free access.

Testing Information

  • Exam Administration

    Credential exams may be administered in-person at a testing site, proctored on-line remotely, or have options for both. If an exam is administered through a test vendor, the third-party test vendor box will be checked. The following test administration options apply to the Certified Logistics Technician (CLT (AE)) credential where checked:

    • In-person exam
    • Remote proctored on-line exam
    • Third-party test vendor

For more information on the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) testing process, visit the agency website.

  • Third-Party Test Vendor Information

    Testing for this credential is handled by ProctorU. The test centers are located in the U.S.

    To find out more, use the following links on the ProctorU website:

RECERTIFICATION

Certified Logistics Technician (CLT (AE))

Renewal Period: 5 years

The Certified Logistics Technician (CLT (AE)) credential has the following recertification information:

  • Recertification is point-based and are earned for continuing education and/or employment in a field related to manufacturing or logistics. Individuals must earn at least 100 points over the five years since initial certification.

    Visit the MSSC website for additional CLT(AE) Recertification Requirements.
  • Note: Marine Corps COOL will only pay recertification fees for the current billing cycle. Voucher requests for recertification fees must be submitted with proof of the current status of the certification (for example, a screen shot of your credentialing agency dashboard or a copy of a current fee receipt).

Additional considerations for the Certified Logistics Technician (CLT (AE)) include:

  • MSSC does not have any other specific educational requirements in order to sit for the CLTAE assessment. However, MSSC strongly suggests that candidates possess at least a 10th grade reading (English) and 8th grade math level.
  • MSSC does not require candidates to take a specific course or training program in order to sit for an assessment. However, we find that students enrolled in a training program perform better than those who do not. There are many training programs available and many used MSSC’s own Authorized Courses.

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This certification is considered in demand. The U.S. Department of Labor sponsored CareerOneStop's analysis indicates the certification is frequently mentioned in online job postings.

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Some

Credential is related to some tasks associated with the duties of the military occupation (at least one critical task but less than 80%)

Most

Credential is directly related to most of the major duties associated with the military occupation (at least 80%)

Other

Credential is related to this military occupation, but is more advanced or specialized and therefore will likely require additional education, training, or experience

CA Eligible

This certification is eligible for CA.

Star

Star credentials are MOS enhancing, as designated by the Proponent. MOS enhancing credentials are directly related to an MOS or ASI, are taught either partially or completely as part of a Program of Instruction (POI), and improves the MOS technical proficiency.

Skill Level

The Skill Level reflects the level, based on MOS training and/or experience, the Soldier should be the most prepared to successfully earn the credential. See the Table Legend for details about each level.

Navy Bucks

Credential voucher or reimbursement for credential exam, re-certification, or maintenance fee has been approved for payment through the Navy's Credential Program Office. To get a voucher request form, click Menu at the top of any page, then click "2 Complete Voucher and Apply" under Credentialing Steps.

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Current Coast Guard policy states all credentials listed on CG COOL may be reimbursed assuming the enlisted service member meets the eligibility requirements as outlined in the Coast Guard Voluntary Credentialing Program Policy (COMDTINST 1540.1(series))

Early Career

1-3 years experience; Enlisted E1 through E4

Mid Career

4-10 years experience; Enlisted E5 through E6

Late Career

10+ years experience; Enlisted E7 through E9

Early Career

1-3 years experience; Enlisted “A” School through E5

Mid Career

4-10 years experience; Enlisted E6 through E7

Late Career

10+ years experience; Enlisted E8 through E9

Early Career

1-6 years experience; Officer O1 through O2

Mid Career

6-12 years experience; Officer O3 through O5

Late Career

12+ years experience; Officer O6 and Above

GI Bill®

Reimbursement for exam fees has been approved for payment through the GI Bill.

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ICAC

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IAS

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Low

May be difficult to attain: minimum education requirement is a Bachelor's degree, and/or minimum experience is 10 or more years.

Note: In some cases “years of experience” refers to time actively on duty or while holding a certain occupation or prior certification and not always in consecutive calendar years. Additional years required for certain preliminary stages may not be included in this classification. For requirements measured in hours, 1080 hours was considered a year. For days, 365 days was considered a year. Please review all prerequisites and requirements for eligibility, and additional information for details.

Medium

Moderate ease of attainment: minimum education requirement = Associate's and/or prerequisite and/or minimum experience = more than 2 years and less than 10 years of experience.

Note: In some cases “years of experience” refers to time actively on duty or while holding a certain occupation or prior certification and not always in consecutive calendar years. Additional years required for certain preliminary stages may not be included in this classification. For requirements measured in hours, 1080 hours was considered a year. For days, 365 days was considered a year. Please review all prerequisites and requirements for eligibility, and additional information for details.

High

Highly attainable: minimum education requirement = HS or less and/or minimum experience = 2 years or less experience and no additional requirements.

Note: In some cases “years of experience” refers to time actively on duty or while holding a certain occupation or prior certification and not always in consecutive calendar years. Additional years required for certain preliminary stages may not be included in this classification. For requirements measured in hours, 1080 hours was considered a year. For days, 365 days was considered a year. Please review all prerequisites and requirements for eligibility, and additional information for details.

MOS is Military Occupational Specialty
ASI is Additional Skill Identifier
WOMOS is Warrant Officer Military Occupational Specialty
AOC is Area Of Concentration Officer
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