National Credential
Credential: Certified Logistics Technician (CLT (AE))  GI Bill resource  IAS resource
Credentialing Agency: Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC)

The Certified Logistics Technician (CLTAE) recognizes individuals who demonstrate mastery of the core competencies of material handling at the front-line (entry-level through front-line supervisor). The goal of the CLTAE is to raise the level of performance of logistics workers both to assist the individuals in finding higher-wage jobs. The CLTAE consists of two parts: the foundational-level Certified Logistics Associate (CLA) certificate and the mid-level technical CLT certification. Before taking the CLTAE assessment, candidates must have a CLA certificate. MSSC strongly recommends that individuals be at an 8th-grade math and 10th-grade reading level.

More information can be found on the certifying agency's website.

Renewal Period: 5 years

Certified Logistics Technician (CLT (AE))

The following Army Occupations provide training and/or experience that contributes to attaining this credential:

Personnel Category Occupation Occupation Type Related As Promotion Points Skill Level Star Proponent Funded Gap Analysis
Enlisted 88H Cargo Specialist MOS some  Promotion Points: This certification has been approved for promotion points. Click for more information.        
Enlisted 88M Motor Transport Operator MOS some  Promotion Points: This certification has been approved for promotion points. Click for more information.        
Enlisted 88N Transportation Management Coordinator MOS some  Promotion Points: This certification has been approved for promotion points. Click for more information.        
Enlisted 89A Ammunition Stock Control and Accounting Specialist MOS other          
Enlisted 92A Automated Logistical Specialist MOS most  Promotion Points: This certification has been approved for promotion points. Click for more information. III Star credentialStar Proponent FundedFunded  Gap Analysis
Enlisted 92G Culinary Specialist MOS other          
Enlisted 92M Mortuary Affairs Specialist MOS some          
Enlisted 92Y Unit Supply Specialist MOS most  Promotion Points: This certification has been approved for promotion points. Click for more information. III Star credentialStar Proponent FundedFunded  Gap Analysis
Enlisted F4 Postal Supervisor ASI most          
Enlisted F5 Postal Operations ASI most          
Enlisted G2 Standard Army Retail Supply System (SARSS 2AD/2AC/2B) ASI most          
Warrant Officer 882A Mobility Officer WOMOS most        
Warrant Officer 920A Property Accounting Technician WOMOS most   Star credentialStar Proponent FundedFunded  
Warrant Officer 920B Supply Systems Technician WOMOS most   Star credentialStar Proponent FundedFunded  
Warrant Officer 922A Food Service Technician WOMOS other        

Army Table Legend


Related As

The military occupations shown in this table are related to this credential in one of four ways: Most, Some, or Other.

Most: This credential is directly related to most of the major duties associated with the military occupation (at least 80%). Note that the credential may require additional education, training or experience before you are eligible for it.

Some: This credential is related to some tasks associated with the duties of the military occupation (related 80% to at least one or more critical tasks but less than 80% of all of the entire military occupation). Note that the credential may require additional education, training or experience before you are eligible for it.

Other: This credential is related to this military occupation, but is more advanced or specialized and therefore will likely require additional education, training, or experience.

Promotion Points Promotion Points icon

This credential has been approved for promotion points for this MOS towards promotion to Sergeant and Staff Sergeant. Clicking the Promotion Points icon will open a link to the promotion points fact sheet.

Skill Level Designation

Skill Level I: This skill level consists of all Soldiers in the ranks of Private (pay grade E-1) up to Specialist (pay grade E-4). Time in Service (TIS) is generally between initial entry and four Years of Service (YOS). This skill level is Entry-level positions requiring performance of tasks under direct supervision.

Institutional training:

  • Structured Self-Development (SSD) level I
  • Basic Leader Course (BLC)

Skill Level II: This skill level is obtained when promoted to Sergeant (paygrade E-5). TIS is generally between 4-8 YOS. Positions requiring performance of more difficult tasks under general supervision; and in some instances, involving supervision of Soldiers in SL1.

Institutional training:

  • Structured Self-Development (SSD) level II
  • Advance Leader Course (ALC)

Skill Level III: This skill level is obtained when promoted to Staff Sergeant (paygrade E-6). TIS is generally between 8-12 YOS. Positions requiring performance of still more difficult tasks and involving first line supervision of Soldiers in SL1 & SL2.

Institutional training:

  • Senior Leader Course (SLC)
  • Structured Self-Development (SSD) level III

Skill level IV: This skill level is obtained when promoted to the rank of Sergeant First Class (paygrade E-7). TIS is generally between 12-18 YOS. Positions requiring relatively detailed knowledge of all tasks specified for a given MOS, normally involving first-line supervision of Soldiers in SLs 1, 2, and 3, and involving managerial duties.

Institutional training:

  • Master Leader Course (MLC)
  • Structured Self-Development (SSD) level IV
  • Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education (SEJPME) I Course

Skill level V: This skill level is obtained when promoted to the rank of Master Sergeant (paygrade E-8). TIS is generally between 18-22 YOS. Positions requiring direct and indirect leadership roles with expertise in company and battalion-level operations and competency across a given CMF, serving as members of a staff at every level in the Army, with a full understanding of the allocation of resources and their utilization in order to accomplish Army functions and missions.

Institutional training:

  • United States Army Sergeants Major Academy (USASMA)
  • Structured Self-Development (SSD) level V

Skill level VI: This skill level is obtained when promoted to the rank of Sergeants Major (paygrade E-9). TIS is generally between 22-30 YOS. Positions requiring organizational leadership roles with multi-dimensional expertise in units and teams on division, corps, and Army staffs, integrated with Joint, Interagency, Intergovernmental, and Multinational (JIIM) partners with a full understanding of the Force Generation process, operations at all echelons, and how the Army runs.

Star Credential Star icon

Star credentials are MOS enhancing, as designated by the Proponent. MOS enhancing credentials are directly related to an MOS or ASI, are taught either partially or completely as part of a Program of Instruction (POI), and improve the MOS technical proficiency.

Proponent Funded Funded icon

This icon indicates credentials which Soldiers may have funded through their MOS proponent. Some proponents offer credentialing opportunities in conjunction with military training and/or as part of MOS development beyond the training base.

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A detailed analysis comparing the credential requirements to the military occupation has been completed. Click on the gap analysis icon to view the analysis page.

Certified Logistics Technician (CLT (AE))

Eligibility Requirements ()

Note: This credential may have multiple options for becoming eligible. Listed below are the minimum requirements based on the minimum degree required. To view other options, see the Eligibility tab.

  • Credential Prerequisite: must have obtained the CLA Certificate
  • Experience
  • Education
  • Training
  • Membership
  • Other
  • Fee

Exam Requirements ()

  • Written Exam
  • Oral Exam
  • Practical Exam
  • Performance Assessment

Renewal Period: 5 years

  • Continuing Education
  • Exam
  • Continuing Education OR Exam
  • Fee
  • Other

Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC)
901 N Washington St.
Suite 600
Alexandria, VA  22314
Phone: 703-739-9000
Fax: 703-739-9008
Email: info@msscusa.org

Certified Logistics Technician (CLT (AE))

In order to earn the CLTAE certification, candidates must already have their CLA Certificate.

Certified Logistics Technician (CLT (AE))

  • Global Supply Chain Logistics Life Cycle
  • Logistics Environment
  • Material Handling Equipment
  • Safety Principles
  • Safe Material Handling and Equipment Operation
  • Quality Control
  • Workplace Communication
  • Teamwork and Workplace Conduct
  • Using Computers
  • Product Receiving
  • Product Storage
  • Order Processing
  • Packaging and Shipment
  • Inventory Control
  • Hazmat Awareness
  • Transportation Modes
  • Dispatch and Tracking
  • Metric Conversions

There are a number of resources available to help you prepare for the Certified Logistics Technician (CLT (AE)) examination:

An additional resource is Safari Books Online, a searchable digital library that provides online access to thousands of books, training videos and conference sessions. See the Educational Resources page here on COOL to learn how to get free access.

Certified Logistics Technician (CLT (AE))

Renewal Period: 5 years

The Certified Logistics Technician (CLT (AE)) credential has the following recertification information:

  • Recertification is point-based and are earned for continuing education and/or employment in a field related to manufacturing or logistics. Individuals must earn at least 100 points over the five years since initial certification.

    Visit the MSSC website for additional CLT(AE) Recertification Requirements.

Certified Logistics Technician (CLT (AE))

Additional considerations for the Certified Logistics Technician (CLT (AE)) include:

  • MSSC does not have any other specific educational requirements in order to sit for the CLTAE assessment. However, MSSC strongly suggests that candidates possess at least a 10th grade reading (English) and 8th grade math level.
  • MSSC does not require candidates to take a specific course or training program in order to sit for an assessment. However, we find that students enrolled in a training program perform better than those who do not. There are many training programs available and many used MSSC’s own Authorized Courses.