Certification Maintenance

Since 1999, CITT-Certified Logistics Professionals and articling participants have dedicated themselves to continuous learning through participation in the CITT Certification Maintenance Program. Continuous professional development is one way CITT ensures their members remain industry's elite. As such, regular career maintenance is actively encouraged. It is an absolute necessity for both the integrity of the CCLP designation and for the credibility of your own professional qualifications.

You can download a guide to certification maintenance and the sheet for reporting your activities here.

Benefits

By participating in the Certification Maintenance Program, you are:

  • Ensuring the CCLP designation remains respected industry-wide
  • Helping to maintain and sharpen vital workplace competencies
  • Demonstrating the intrinsic value of hiring a CITT-Certified Logistics Professional
  • Promoting yourself as someone who values career education

Maintenance Requirements

Sample seal showing how many CMUs you could earn by participating in a specific learning activityAs a CITT-Certified Logistics Professional or an articling participant, you are required to accumulate 50 certification maintenance units (CMUs) over a two-year cycle. See the list below for ways to acquire CMUs. You can also look for the CMU symbol shown here. It may appear on an email or webpage to quickly and easily show you how many CMUs you can earn by participating in the learning activity being promoted, for example.

The current two-year cycle began on January 1, 2016 and ends on December 31, 2017. Learning units should be reported to CITT annually when you renew your CCLP certification and pay your member dues.

How can I Earn CMUs? 

1. Seminars, Workshops, Conferences

Definition: Business or industry-related training sessions or programs.

Units: 2 units per hour of training; maximum 10 units per day.

Some examples of what training activities qualify:

  • Seminars
  • Workshops
  • Conferences (including CITT's annual Canada Logistics Conference)
  • Focus groups 
  • In-house training (i.e. dangerous goods training)
  • Other work-related sessions (i.e., SAP, RFID etc.)

2. CITT Events and Activities

Definition: Participating in CITT events and activities.

Units: Unit allocations depend on the type of activity.

Some examples of what qualifies as a CMU Activity and the respective unit allocations:

3. Formal Courses

Definition: Semester-long, business or industry-related program with a formal assessment component i.e., graded assignments and/or exam. Courses may be classroom-style or via distance education (correspondence) or the Internet. Shorter, non-graded courses fall under heading #1.

Units: 45 units for the successful completion of a semester-long course.

Some examples of what courses qualify:

  • CITT's specialized logistics courses (for example, you can take any advanced logistics courses you didn't already take in the course of earning your CCLP designation)
  • Business management courses offered by CITT (any that you did not take in the course of earning your CCLP designation)
  • Other business or industry-related courses at a university or community college
  • Courses with other professional bodies

4. Public Speaking

Definition: Addressing an audience on a topic that is business or industry-related.

Units: 5 units per hour of public speaking.

Some examples of public speaking:

  • Lecturing 
  • Facilitating
  • Serving as a panelist or guest speaker at an industry-related function

5. Teaching/Marking

Units: 45 units for teaching or facilitating a semester-long course. For shorter courses calculate 2 units per hour of classroom time. 1.5 units per hour for marking CITT exams and reports (maximum 25 units per year for marking).

6. Reading to Stay Current

Definition: Reading business or industry-related information.

Units: Maximum of 5 units per year in this category.

Some examples of what literature qualifies for in units:

  • Business or industry-related journals and periodicals
  • Business or industry-related books
  • Business or industry-related newspaper or magazine articles
  • Technical or computer articles, books and periodicals
  • Changes in legislation and/or policies

7. Writing

Definition: Original writing with a research or technical component on a business or industry-related topic.

Units: Unit allocations depend on the type of writing. See below.

Some examples of what qualifies as writing and the respective unit allocations:

  • Article for a peer reviewed journal or publication (10 units)
  • Article for a CITT publication (website, newsletter, etc.) (5 units)
  • Writing material for CITT books (15 units - minimum 5 pages of writing)
  • Writing a book (45 units)

8. Volunteering and Leadership Participation

Definition: Participating and being involved in an industry-related, volunteer activity in an on-going capacity.

Units: Maximum 5 units per year in this category.

Some examples of what types of volunteering qualify for in units:

  • Serving on a committee or board


For more information, download your full copy of the CITT Certification Program Manual. Questions? Contact Jennifer Traer at jtraer@citt.ca.