Benefits of Industry Certification in Supply Chain Logistics from CITT

You might ask: "What’s the payback for professional certification, particularly when economic conditions are challenging and spending is tight?" Good question. Whatever the economic climate, it’s always wise to invest in yourself. But when times are tougher, companies really lean on—and value—people with strong supply chain logistics expertise. People with strong abilities can literally make or break their business. And pros with specialized logistics expertise and a designation from CITT to prove it can deliver value in many ways.

CITT-Certified Logistics Professionals can deliver:

  • More profitable, reliable and sustainable supply chains and logistics operations
  • More controllable operations, less vulnerable to damaging risks and trade compliance infractions
  • Better maneuverability to respond to the major, beyond-your-control disruptions to the global supply ecosystem that impact the majority of companies1

Many professionals decide to invest in their own professional certification. Doing so is a proven investment to boost your earning power, enhance your advancement prospects and support your continuing employability—as well as give you a hedge against the dynamics of our crazy, cyclical economy. But don’t be shy about asking your employer to support your professional development plan, too. Independent research indicates that 81% of employers in our sector will pay for education.2 The people who ask for career development usually get it.

Holding the CCLP designation improves your employability & marketability,
and distinguishes you from the competition

The most objective study in the Supply Chain sector recently concluded that there are better career outcomes for certified professionals who belong to their certifying organizations, such as CITT—including earning a higher salary than their uncertified peers.3 And experience shows that people who carry a nationally recognized, industry-granted professional credential are in a much stronger position to compete for jobs and get other career enhancements than those without credentials.4

So your decision to earn and maintain your CCLP credential pays off by:

  • Helping you command better compensation and other professional enhancements
  • Distinguishing you from others for jobs and promotions
  • Positioning you more strongly for job changes and career recoveries
  • Giving you credibility as a CITT-Certified Logistics Professional, who has met the qualifications to both earn and continue to hold industry’s most respected and widely held logistics designation

The CCLP course of study and designation has the best ROI in the business,
and can quickly pay for itself

The credibility and reputation of your CCLP designation is the core value you'll receive from your CITT membership. CCLP will quickly and clearly communicate your specialized logistics expertise, your experience and integrity as a professional. And beyond that, sector research shows that members can get an annual salary boost equivalent to the entire cost of taking all 10 CITT courses.3 Meaning your certification could pay for itself—and then some, if you need to take fewer than 10 courses to earn it—in your very first year as a CITT-Certified Logistics Professional. And once you're certified, the annual membership fee can pay for itself in less than 8 weeks, even if you only take advantage of a few of the value-added benefits available to you as a certified CITT member, with a benefit-to-cost ratio greater than 10:1.

No other professional credential says "Logistics Expert" as decisively as CCLP

The professional designation from CITT has proven supply chain industry relevance and recognition, and outranks all other logistics designations 3:1.5 CCLP is also the supply chain sector's leading non-purchasing-oriented professional credential.6 Fully 50% of logistics professionals choose CCLP.7


CITT-Certified Logistics Professionals also enjoy the following member support & services:

Professional development & resources

  • Email "Resource Hub" - You’ll receive a bi-monthly, value-packed, interactive resource hub that’s exclusively for CITT members. This resource hub connects you quickly and easily to the resources members have told us are most important to you.
     
  • Free webinars. No matter where you live or work, you can participate in live, hot-topic webinars hosted by subject experts, and access our growing archive of past webinars.
     
  • Canada Logistics Conference. Attend your annual professional development conference—Stay on the leading edge, get actionable ideas that you can take away and implement quickly, and network with colleagues and important industry connections. CITT members and students save over 25% on registration fees.
     
  • Tours, panels, seminars & tutorials. Access to even more local and online learning opportunities hosted by CITT local Area Councils across the country.
     
  • Logistics Fundamentals text set. This must-have resource for logistics professionals was significantly updated in 2010. CITT Members can access free PDF chapters online, or purchase a two-book set at a savings of $125 off non-member pricing.
     
  • Industry-relevant survey data. Surveys conducted by CITT, as well as industry and media research partners.
     
  • CITT Mentorship Program - Boost your career through relationships by signing up to be paired with or to become a mentor. The CITT Professional Mentorship program is free, and is only available to CITT members and students.

National multi-media promotion of your CCLP designation & CITT education

Career Centre

Networking

  • Participate in a community of over 2,000 industry professionals from across Canada and around the world.
     
  • Attend local and national networking events. Meet, collaborate and problem-solve with colleagues and make other important industry connections.
     
  • Searchable online membership directory. Connect with your fellow CITT members and students.
     
  • LinkedIn group. Join CITT’s LinkedIn community—which now has over 1,900 members and counting—and have a connection point to the world’s largest online professional network.

CITT-Certified Logistics Professionals can also:

  • Enjoy preferred rates on your home, auto and pet insurance through an exclusive CITT group plan

 


1. Driscoll, Mary. Research: Why Companies Keep Getting Blind-Sided by Risk: Harvard Business Review, July 18, 2013.
2. "2010 Salary Survey Results", Canadian Manufacturing, Materials Management & Distribution, September-October 2010.
3. Canadian Supply Chain Sector Council. 2012 HR Study Update. Pg. 38.
4. Clayson, Tracy. "Learning Curve: What are you worth?" Canadian Manufacturing, Distribution and Transportation News, October 31, 2011.
5. "12th Annual Survey of the Canadian Logistics Professional", Canadian Transportation & Logistics, January 2011.
6. Salary Study, Materials Management & Distribution/Purchasingb2b.
7. "11th Annual Survey of the Canadian Logistics Professional", Canadian Transportation & Logistics, February 2010.

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