About Certified Professional Logistician (CPL)

  This National program was officially launched in 2007. The CPL program has become the benchmark of excellence for measuring capability and proficiency within the profession of logistics and supply-chain management. The CPL was developed and is managed by a committee comprising CILTA and the SCLAA. The Certified Practising Logistician qualification that will grow over coming years to become the standard for recognition of professional competence in the industry. Logistics, as a term now embraces warehousing, freight, transportation and distribution, through to supply chain management. Gone are the days when transportation, warehousing, distribution and materials management were seen as separate or distinct functions and disciplines. The CPL is recognised globally and is also available for International upgrade with Asian Pacific Logistics Federation. Today, professionalism of a high standard is required to manage these complex, disparate functions in a seamless and integrated supply chain mode with a clear understanding of the need to track the physical goods/services flow, financial flow, and, of course, information flow.

Logistics is a profession that is dealing with a freight task that is expected to double over the next decade. The demand for professionals, technical experts and executives will continue to rise. Australia’s logisticians, along with an efficient and effective land, sea and air infrastructure, will contribute to the future export success of this nation.

The Advantages of becoming a Certified Professional Logistician (CPL)

The Certified Professional Logistician (CPL) is a professional qualification that aims to provide the definitive standard for measuring capability and professionalism within the logistics and supply-chain profession worldwide.

The CPL brings together the breadth and depth of skills required of a modern Logistician. The CPL unifies the disciplines of business, IT, Transportation, Economics, etc that make up the profession.

CPL status enhances your professional credibility within the industry and also enhances the profile of the Logistics Profession. The CPL Program is your career partner for life. With an extensive range of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activities to enhance your capability, you will be at the leading edge of the profession.

CPL activities provide valuable networking opportunities. CPL status attests to your professional recognition by peers and employers, of your significant experience and knowledge to plan, implement, manage and improve logistics initiatives.

Success of your application entitles you to use the post nominals “CPL” after your name. These initials also signify your commitment to a code of professional conduct and your respected professional integrity – ensuring the highest standards of ethics and professionalism.

The Process

Individuals will need to apply addressing set criteria to achieve 400 points. The application fee is $500.00. The completed application will be forwarded to SCLAA with copies of credentials or confirmation of participation in various event. The application will be processed by a Quality Review panel of SCLAA with a recommendation to award the CPL or reject as insufficient evidence has been provided. The CPL Accreditation Council will review individual submissions and either grant the CPL award or reject it.The SCLAA believes that those promoting further collaboration in representation of Supply Chain and Logistics professionals and practitioners should be encouraged and urges thinking industry Members to support the moves for true collaboration that will take the profession and the industry to the next level.

For more information and/or to apply visit the CPL Institute website.

CPD Points

CPD points vary from one event to another. For further information regarding Continuing Professional Development points, click here.

Renewing your CPL

Renewing your Certified Professional Logistician Status(CPL)

Becoming a CPL is an ongoing process of learning and experience. Retention of the CPL status requires completion of a minimum level of recognised Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activity across each three (3) year period following the initial granting of your CPL. This is to maintain the currency of your CPL accreditation, through taking up learning and development opportunities and maintaining active involvement in your profession and its networks.

Guide to calculating your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) 

Download The Guide to continuing Professional Development (CPD) for Certified Professional Logisticians (CPL).

CPL Code of Conduct

Certified Professional Logisticians (CPLs) shall at all times:

  1. Seek to uphold and enhance the integrity and professionalism of the transport and logistics industry.
  2. Be responsible for the welfare, health and safety of their employees and the community in general, before their private interest.
  3. Continue their professional development throughout their careers and actively assist and encourage fellow professionals, whether CPLs or not, to advance their knowledge and expertise.
  4. Strive to serve the interest of their employers loyally and without compromising professional integrity or ethics.
  5. Ensure that they carry out their duties in such a way as to promote a professional image of their organisation, the Logistics profession, and industry.
  6. Build their professional reputation on merit and only compete in a fair manner, thus encouraging fair competition between transport modes.
  7. Promote actively international understanding, goodwill and co-operation among professionals in logistics and supply chain management disciplines.

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