The Logistics Institute delivers seven certification programs.
The P.Log Designation is the Logistics Institute’s core designation.
It can be earned by completing one of the following programs:
The Process Management Program
The Process Management Program is an online program, with two tracks: Supply Chain Logistics, and Leadership, followed by a Capstone Qualifier. Each track has three modules.
Duration: Both tracks and the Qualifier must be completed within two years from the start date. Average duration of a module ranges from four to six weeks, and average time commitment per module is four hours per week.
Start Date: The program can be started on any given date – following the recommended route as listed. Select a track, and enroll in the first module listed.
Requirements: The program has an exit requirement of five years’ overall business experience.
Ideal for: Practitioners with over 4 years of work experience.
The SCL Process Leadership Program
This is an intensive six-day in-class program for senior supply chain, logistics and international trade practitioners. The in-class setting allows for interactive, facilitated sessions that incorporate peer-to-peer learning, knowledge-sharing and exploring wise practices. A case study is used to hone critical-thinking and problem-solving as part of a leadership skill-set.
Duration: Six consecutive days in-class, there are sessions during the day from 8 am to 5 pm (breaks provided for lunch as well as a mid-morning and afternoon break) and team-work in the evening after dinner. Pre-work must be completed prior to Day 1, which includes an online module, a leadership portfolio exercise, and a case study for review.
Dates: In 2020, this program is scheduled for October 25 – 30 in Toronto, Ontario.
Requirements: 5 – 8 years of senior practitioner-level experience, or an executive development career track.
In addition, candidates completing the following programs also have advanced standing towards earning the P.Log Designation:
- Change Leadership Program – one additional online module required to be completed
- Applied Innovation Program – one additional module required to be completed
- Logistics Specialist Program – five modules required to be completed in the Process Management Program
See further below for program details.
The LS Program provides a strong foundation to start a career in logistics and supply chain, to boost your performance in a front-line role. It is an online self-directed program consisting of three modules: Logistics Essentials, Frontline Logistics and Integrated Logistics. A problem-solving toolkit is provided within the supply chain logistics context.
Duration: Each of the three modules must be completed within 30 days. This is a one-year certification program: all three modules must be completed within one year. Average time commitment per module is four hours per week.
Start Date: The program can be started on any given date – following the recommended route as listed.
Ideal for: Candidates looking to start a career in the SCL industry, candidates in frontline/supervisory positions looking to diversify their skills portfolio, and more senior practitioners looking for knowledge of frontline operations
The Applied Innovation program is an experience-based online program, which boosts your ability to think in new ways, explore new methods, enabling you to develop your capacity to lead with contextual intelligence.
Addressing individual and institutional bias and how to identify and manage it, you will be guided to create choices and disruptive ideas through aggressive outward exploration. Strategic scenario planning will help you explore new perspectives to craft an innovation skills portfolio.
The Applied Innovation program is based on the Applied Innovation Capstone Course that was delivered through the Executive MBA program at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto.
Ideal for: Everyone. But specifically, for practitioners looking to “doing things differently” and exploring new ways of thinking.
The Change Enablement program is a virtual program comprising a blend of practical activities, teaching sessions, case studies, and an online assessment with feedback. In this Program, you will develop and enhance practical skills and technical capabilities supporting and delivering change: this program is about leading change, not managing it.
Duration: Four days with full day virtual sessions
Date: May 25 – 28, 2020
Requirements: None (other than conferencing capability)
Ideal for: Practitioners looking to enhance their capability in leading change within their organization, and how to get the buy-in to be effective.
SCL professionals can earn a series of professional designations in specialized areas through the Supply Chain [SC] Certification Programs.
Skills and competencies delivered through these programs equip supply chain logistics professionals with new methodologies and resilient supply chain strategies to succeed in the face of constant challenge, change and opportunity.
The Supplier Relationship Management Program
This competency-based program boosts your competencies in strategically planning for, and managing, all interactions with third party organizations that supply goods or services to an organization to maximize the value of those interactions. Going beyond traditional procurement and purchasing to include relationship dynamics, psychology and analytics, this program draws from the most current approaches to managing supplier relations.
Duration: 60 days to complete
Start Date: The program can be started on any given date.
Ideal for: Practitioners looking to enhance their skills in negotiations, and enhancing supplier relationships
The Supply Chain Resilience Program
Supply Chain Resilience is the capability and capacity of a supply chain network collectively/holistically, and of individual participants in that network individually, to “bounce back” from the impact of a risk event, quickly, cost-effectively, and in line with the overall value proposition. This program provides knowledge and tools to guide you through understanding the choices available to your organization to manage supply chain risk and enhance the resiliency required for long term sustainability and profitability.
Duration: Delivered in three levels, with a 60-day duration to complete each level.
Start Date: Start at any time.
Requirements: The ability to complete a risk assessment either by using your own experience working for a company/client, or by applying a case study/knowledge of a company for this purpose.
Ideal for: Practitioners looking for specialized training in risk evaluation and resilience planning.
Advanced Academic Standing for P.Log Certification
Candidates with a college/university level degree or diploma or another professional credential (designation) can apply for Advanced Standing towards earning the P.Log designation. To apply for Advanced Standing, applicants must complete this form and submit it along with a current CV, transcript and copies of certificates/certifications from your previous institution/professional organization. Those granted advanced standing will be notified as to the revised certification requirements based on their qualifications. Please submit all the requirements using the online process.
Please note: the programs are holistic in nature and provide a well-rounded skills portfolio. We recommend completing the whole program for maximum benefit.
All professional designations are owned and maintained by the Logistics Community of Interest under the stewardship of the Logistics Institute. Professional designations are registered trademarks of the Logistics Institute.
Designations must be renewed on an annual basis for continued use of the trademark. The professional year for all designations runs from November 1 – October 31.