The American Society of Transportation and Logistics (AST&L) likes to give credit where credit is due—and that now extends to course credits. AST&L has entered into a partnership with APICS, the association for operations management, that will speed up the certification process for APICS members seeking to earn AST&L's Certification in Transportation and Logistics (CTL). As part of that arrangement, AST&L will waive some of its course requirements for professionals who have earned the APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) or Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) designations.
To earn AST&L's CTL designation, professionals need to pass four compulsory and two elective exam modules. But CPIMcertified professionals will now be able to skip the logistics management module, and CSCP designees will receive credit for the elective supply chain management module.
To qualify for the AST&L program, individuals must be a member of the organization and have either a four-year undergraduate degree or three years of professional experience. For candidates with one APICS certification, the cost is $1,225; for those with two APICS certifications, the cost is $980. For more information, visit the APICS Web site.