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Prepare for the CLTD exam

APICS provides a number of tools and resources to support candidates in their journey toward certification. Find the learning option that works best for you, including self-study materials through the CLTD Learning System, online courses or classroom instruction.


Learn on your own anytime, day or night, to accommodate your demanding schedule. The APICS CLTD Learning System is a comprehensive professional development and certification preparation program based on the APICS CLTD body of knowledge. The system provides reading materials and interactive web-based study tools.  

Total investment to earn your CLTD through self-study

Estimated pricing includes CLTD Learning system and exam fee: 

PLUS Member: $1,370*
CORE or nonmember: $1,720*

*All cost estimates in US Dollars and cost may vary based on shipping and tax. Pricing is the same for candidates in both North America and outside North America for learning System, online courses or classroom instruction. 

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Classroom Learning – Instructor-led 

Local classes offered by recognized APICS instructors for our local chapters (200 in North America) or international partners (100 outside North America) will begin at the end of 2016 or early 2017.  The APICS CLTD Learning System may be supplied by instructors. 

Find a CLTD instructor-led course near you

Total investment to earn your CLTD through instructor-led classes

APICS does not control partner pricing, which can vary significantly based on partner location and partner-selected APICS course materials (e.g., Learning System, APICS dictionary) and whether exam fees are included in the course price. Completion of instructor-led courses requires approximately 40 hours.

As an alternate study option, many APICS partners offer study groups. Please contact your local chapter or partner for CLTD study options in your area.

Compare CLTD Learning Options

Not sure which learning option is right for you?  Compare Exam Preparation Options

Additional CLTD Study Tools & Support

APICS Dictionary & App

Master terms and definitions that you’ll find on APICS exams with the current edition of the APICS Dictionary. This is the most comprehensive reference for supply chain and operations terminology—one you’ll find yourself turning to time and time again throughout your career. APICS PLUS members receive a free edition.

Exam Content Manual

The APICS CLTD Exam Content Manual (ECM) provides guidance for individuals preparing for the APICS CLTD exam. The content outline is divided into major topic areas, and the relative emphasis of each of the topics is indicated by a percentage figure. Use this to guide your exam preparation—whether you study on your own, attend a class taught by an APICS partner, or are a part of a corporate learning group.

Supply Chain Channel Online Community 

Find a study group. Start a discussion. There are many ways to connect with other professionals through the Supply Chain Channel. The APICS community is here to support your efforts to increase your knowledge and enhance your skills.

Interested in Corporate or Group Learning? Contact APICS for Business