CLTD Candidate Eligibility

CLTD Candidate Eligibility

The CLTD examination is available to individuals who have relevant work experience and education. To be eligible for the CLTD exam, a candidate must meet one of the following criteria:

NEW CLTD Eligibility Requirements

  • Possess at least three (3) or more years of supply chain related work experience
  • Hold a conferred bachelors' degree or the international equivalent*
  • Hold an APICS CPIM, APICS CFPIM, APICS CIRM, APICS SCOR-P, CPM, CSM or CPSM designations

*APICS defines the international equivalent of a Bachelor's degree as the level of study that would qualify an individual for a graduate program in the country where the undergraduate degree was earned.

To apply for APICS CLTD eligibility follow the link: eligibility today.

  • After submitting the application, candidates will receive a confirmation email that the application has been received and will be processed within two weeks.
  • Candidates will receive a second email informing them of their exam eligibility.
  • Creating a web profile. To create a web profile, candidates should go to www.apics.org/forgotUID, enter their APICS ID as the user name, and follow the instructions.
  • APICS CLTD eligibility candidates without an APICS ID should go to www.apics.org/newuser.
  • APICS CLTD eligibility candidates with an APICS ID but who have no email address in our records, or are not sure if they have an email address in our records, should contact APICS Customer Service to have a web profile created for them. Customer service may be contacted at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..