Certified Professional Logistician (CPL)

The Certified Professional Logistician (CPL) designation is the benchmark for excellence for those working within the logistics, supply chain and transport profession worldwide.

CPL status attests to your professional standing and recognises significant experience and knowledge in the logistics sphere. Holding a CPL designation improves your employability and distinguishes you from your peers.

Successful CPL applicants can use the post-nominals “CPL” on their email signature and letterhead. These initials signify your commitment to the code of conduct and evidence your professional integrity.

The CPL designation is the highest professional certification offered by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport Australia (CILTA). CPL entitles you to Chartered Membership with CILTA, the second highest level of Institute membership.

How to become a CPL?

To qualify as a CPL, an applicant must have relevant working experience, qualifications and an active professional involvement in logistics and supply chain management.

The overall process involves:

  • Establishing that you have attained at least 400 points of combined experience, education and professional involvement
  • Maintaining at least 120 CPD Points over a three year period
  • Agreeing to abide by the profession’s code of conduct

Combine your CILT International qualification with your existing experience to achieve CPL through the experiential pathway.


Initial Assessment:

Assessment for CPL status requires payment of $350 (including GST) if taken experiential pathway.


Thereafter, the review of your annual CPD activity, to maintain your accreditation, involves a fee of $110 (including GST) due on submission of your CPD Logbook each three year period.

Next steps

Calculate your points and check your eligibility to become a CPL by booking an appointment with an AcademyGlobal CPL advisor