National Private Truck Council (NPTC)

Certified Transportation Professional (CTP)


Credential: Certified Transportation Professional (CTP)
Credentialing Agency: National Private Truck Council (NPTC)

Renewal Period: 3 years

The National Private Truck Council (NPTC), Certified Transportation Professional (CTP) is for professionals with the experience and knowledge to direct and administer a private fleet, traffic, or transportation operation. CPTs understand complex operational and regulatory issues, can identify and evaluate potential costs and savings, and develop systems and practices that best meet transportation objectives and needs. CTPs demonstrate knowledge in the areas of finance, operations, safety, human resources, and vehicle and equipment maintenance. Candidates must pass a written exam.

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

Certified Transportation Professional (CTP)

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Attainability:    medium

Eligibility Requirements (View Details)

  • Credential Prerequisite
  • Experience: 5 years
  • 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: 3 years

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

AGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION

National Private Truck Council (NPTC)

950 N. Glebe Road
Suite 2300
Arlington, VA  22203-4183

Phone: (703) 683-1300

Fax: (703) 683-1217
Email: ktodd@nptc.org

Education/Training and/or Experience REQUIREMENTS

Candidate must have a minimum of five years of experience working in the transportation industry.

Candidate must achieve at least 600 certification points earned through fleet management/supplier experience, formal education, active participation in the fleet/transportation community, and continued education.

    • Fleet/Transportation Management Experience: A minimum of 500 certification points must be earned through professional fleet management/ supplier experience. You can earn 100 certification points for each year of fleet/transportation management or supplier experience that you have.
    • General Management Experience: Earn an additional 50 points for one to five years of general management experience; 100 points for six or more years of general management experience.
    • Formal Education: Earn up to 300 certification points for a Ph.D. (50 points for an Associate degree; 100 points for a Bachelor's degree; and 200 points for a Master's degree).
    • College Courses: Earn 45 points for each college course (in the areas of business, systems, transportation or logistics) successfully completed (grade "C" or better) in the past three years, for a total not to exceed 180 points. 
    • Continuing Education:
    • Earn certification points for participation in NPTC continuing education programs during the past three years:
      • Annual Education/Management Conference = 25 points
      • Annual Fleet Management Institute = 45 points
      • CTP Examination Preparation Workshop = 10 points
    • Leadership: 15 certification points
    • Industry Participation
      • Transportation-related speaking engagement = 15 points
      • Transportation-related published work = 15 points
      • Attendance at transportation-related educational program = 10 points
    • Transportation Recognition: Earn 25 points 

Written Exam

  • Finance
    • Establish or manage financial goals, capital investment programs, budgets, and operating plans for transportation operations
    • Establish or manage a competitive, cost effective transportation operation
    • Direct or perform daily financial transportation activities
    • Measure and report financial performance against budget
    • Recommend allocations and/or adjustments to transportation budgets in response to changing conditions
    • Develop and implement new methods of cost control
    • Identify and establish additional revenue generating programs
    • Select and negotiate with suppliers and develop, award, and administer contracts for transportation operations
    • Proactively communicate the value and objectives of transportation
    • Establish financial policies and procedures to ensure alignment between company and transportation objectives
    • Negotiate equipment and lease prices
  • Operations
    • Establish performance standards and processes to optimize operations, increase customer satisfaction, and control costs
    • Implement performance standards and processes for optimizing operations, customer satisfaction, and controlling costs
    • Evaluate performance standards and processes for optimizing operations, customer satisfaction, and controlling costs
    • Direct the assignment and scheduling of vehicles, equipment, and personnel for optimal utilization
    • Establish performance requirements for personnel
    • Coordinate delivery needs with customer
    • Explore synergism of Compensated Intercorporate Hauling (CIH)
    • Optimize company fleet and contract carriage relationships
    • Oversee outsourcing agreements for contracted services
    • Develop contingency plans to provide services in emergency situations
    • Evaluate technological advances; acquire and implement
    • Ensure compliance with tax, licensing, and permitting requirements
    • Ensure cost effective consumption of fuel
    • Coordinate transportation activities with other company functions
  • Safety
    • Establish company environmental, health, and safety policies and standards concerning transportation
    • Monitor and evaluate safety and environmental programs and training to ensure compliance and effectiveness
    • Develop and implement safety and environmental programs in conjunction with personnel training
    • Establish and manage environmental and safety regulations as they apply specifically to the facility
    • Provide assistance and information to resolve all fleet-related insurance claims such as vehicle accidents, OS (over, shortage, and damage), workers’ compensation, hazardous materials, unemployment, property, etc
  • Human Resources
    • Plan staffing needs; hire and assign qualified employees
    • Train employees on policies and procedures
    • Monitor and report compliance with policies and procedures
    • Enforce compliance with policies and procedures
    • Maintain up-to-date personnel records
    • Audit driver qualification files
    • Establish and/or manage and/or negotiate employee compensation, incentive programs, and benefits for union and non-union personnel
    • Establish and monitor career development path for all personnel
    • Administer an employee performance evaluation program
    • Promote a work environment that is conducive to safety, productivity and employee retention
  • Vehicle and Equipment Maintenance
    • Establish vehicle and equipment requirements
    • Develop functional vehicle and equipment specifications in accordance with the company strategic plan
    • Establish guidelines for the acquisition, replacement, and deployment of vehicles and equipment
    • Manage the development, implementation, and upgrading of technology used in vehicle and equipment operations
    • Provide formal guidance on effective vehicle and equipment maintenance
    • Develop strategic programs to reduce maintenance costs and improve reliability of vehicles and equipment
    • Monitor and evaluate performance of vehicle and equipment maintenance personnel
    • Promote coordination between vehicle/equipment manufacturers and suppliers regarding the full range of maintenance-related issues and programs

Exam Preparation Resources

There are a number of resources available to help you prepare for the Certified Transportation Professional (CTP) 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 Transportation Professional (CTP) credential where checked:

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

For more information on the National Private Truck Council (NPTC) testing process, visit the agency website.

RECERTIFICATION

Certified Transportation Professional (CTP)

Renewal Period: 3 years

The Certified Transportation Professional (CTP) credential has the following recertification information:

  • 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).

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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

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4-10 years experience; Enlisted E6 through E7

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10+ years experience; Enlisted E8 through E9

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High

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