Challenge On-Ramp to the CCLP Designation  -  Preparation

Preparing for the Challenge On-Ramp

Tools to help you prepare to successfully complete the Challenge On-Ramp to the CCLP® designation


CITT's new Challenge On-Ramp to the CCLP® Designation evaluates the competencies of a logistics professional and is a quick, way of verifying the abilities you've developed through your career and previous education. Of course, even if you have confidence in your supply chain logistics competencies, you may not know exactly what to expect in the Challenge On-Ramp process. That's why we've developed resources to help you prepare for both the exam component and the practical interview. 

While these resources will help you prepare for the Challenge On-Ramp, they are not substitutes for learning the competencies validated by the exam. They will help you know what to expect in terms of format and content, and give you an accurate sense of how successful you'll be in the full Challenge On-Ramp.   

Study Guide

CITT has developed a Study Guide to the Challenge On-Ramp to the CCLP Designation. This 50+ page guide is designed to help candidates get familiar with the format of the Challenge On-Ramp Exam, provide you with information on the content of the exam and practical interview, and other strategies for your success. The Study Guide also contains 20 questions based on the same set of competencies as those in the exam - as well as the correct answers, their rationales, and in most cases, references for further reading or study. 

The Study Guide can be used alone, or in conjunction with the Practice Test, detailed below. Note that some of the sample questions in the Study Guide are found in the Practice Test too. However, the Study Guide clearly indicates which questions also appear in the Practice Test, so you can avoid compromising your Practice Test results. 

The Study Guide  is complimentary when you register for the Practice Test or the full Challenge On-Ramp, and is available for $30 if you'd like to purchase it before committing to any other steps. If you'd like to purchase the Study Guide now, just send an email to Daniele at DLippi@citt.ca and he'll help you out.

Practice Test "Readiness Check" 

CITT offers a shorter, optional test that people can take to help assess their readiness for the Challenge On-Ramp. You can sign up for the test at any time. Taking it will give you a sense of what the Challenge Exam will be like. After you take this test, you'll receive a report showing how you scored relative to the pass standard, overall and within each competency area. And we'll give you an assessment of your readiness to qualify for the CCLP designation via the Challenge On-Ramp. You'll also receive personalized suggestions for additional preparatory learning, if needed, to develop competency area knowledge where you scored far from the standard.

Based on your results you may opt to proceed to the Challenge On-Ramp, or you may decide there are some specific areas you need to brush up on before challenging in. Or you might choose to pursue CITT's course-based program of study to earn the CCLP designation.

You can sign up for the Practice Test any time, and will receive instructions and login information within 3 business days of registering. Once you've completed the Practice Test, you'll receive your results and recommendation within 5 business days. Click here to sign up to take the Practice Test. The Practice Test costs $299 + taxes, or $249 + taxes for those who have previously taken a CITT course. 

Textbooks for Independent Study

The Program of Study Towards the CCLP Designation teaches all the competencies certified by the Challenge On-Ramp. If you have competency areas you know you want to improve, but do not wish to take a CITT course, you can purchase the textbooks individually for independent study. Currently, the textbooks for Transportation Systems and Logistics Processes are available for purchase directly through CITT, and you can purchase the textbook for Integrated Logistics directly from the publisher, Nelson Brain.

The PDF Transportation Systems and Logistics Processes textbooks are available for $100 + taxes each, or $175 + taxes for both for PDF copies. Paper copies are available for $150 + taxes each, or $275 + taxes for both, but please note that due to the current policy surrounding COVID-19, we are presently unable to fulfill print orders. 

Transportation Systems

The textbook for the first foundational course in the CCLP Program of Study, Transportation Systems, is called Transportation Systems: A Canadian Perspective. This book is published by CITT, and you can order a digital copy for $100 (plus GST), or bundle it with Logistics Processes: A Canadian Perspective for $175 (plus HST) total. To order this textbook, contact Daniele Lippi at dlippi@citt.ca.

Here are the topics covered in Transportation Systems:

  • Canadian Transportation Systems
  • Marine Transportation 
  • Rail Transportation
  • Road Transportation
  • Air Transportation
  • Pipeline Transportation
  • Small Package Transportation
  • Intermediary Transportation Agencies
  • Intermodalism
  • Transportation of Dangerous Goods

Logistics Processes

The textbook for the second foundational course in the CCLP Program of Study, Logistics Processes, is called Logistics Processes: A Canadian Perspective. This book is published by CITT, and you can order a digital copy for $100 (plus GST), or bundle it with Transportation Systems: A Canadian Perspective for $175 (plus HST) total. To order this textbook, contact Daniele Lippi at dlippi@citt.ca.

Here are the topics covered in Logistics Processes:

  • Transportation Management
  • Warehousing
  • Materials Handling & Unitization
  • Procurement
  • Contracts
  • Risk Management
  • Marine Insurance
  • Customs & Compliance
  • International Trade
  • Logistics & Supply Chain

Integrated Logistics

The textbook for the capstone course in the CCLP Program of Study, Integrated Logistics, is called Supply Chain Management: A Logistics Perspective. It is published by Nelson Brain, and can be purchased directly from the Nelson Brain microsite for CITT students. Prices vary from $119.95 to $199.95 (plus GST) depending on whether you want to purchase or rent the book, and if you want a hardcopy, the eBook, or both.

Here are the topics covered in Integrated Logistics:

  • Supply Chain Management
  • Global Dimensions of Supply Chains
  • Role of Logistics in Supply Chains
  • Distribution and Omnichannel Network Design
  • Sourcing Materials and Services
  • Operations - Producing Goods and Services
  • Demand Management
  • Order Management and Customer Service
  • Managing Inventory in the Supply Chain
  • Distribution
  • Aligning Supply Chain
  • Supply Chain Performance Measurement and Financial Analysis
  • Supply Chain Technology
  • Strategic Challenges and Change for Supply Chains 

 

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