The Logistics Institute delivers eight certification programs.
P.Log Certification: Professional Logistician
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: A new cohort starts on the 1st of every month.
Requirements: The program has an exit requirement of five years’ overall business experience (experience acquired while enrolled will be accepted).
Ideal for: Practitioners with over 4 years of work experience.
The Leadership Program
This program consists of two components: part 1 is a four-day virtual session where you will be a part of a facilitated leadership cohort, and part 2 is an online module that is self-directed, with video lectures and a strategy portfolio to complete.
Part 1: four-day virtual session (full days)
Part 2: six months provided to complete this self-directed part, with an average of 2 – 3 hours per week (can be completed earlier as well)
Next Program Start: February 15 – 18, 2021
Ideal for: Practitioners looking to enhance their capability in leading change within their organization, and enhancing their knowledge and competencies as strategic supply chain leaders within the 21st century landscape.
In addition, candidates completing the following programs also have advanced standing towards earning the P.Log Designation:
- Applied Innovation Program – two additional modules required to be completed
- Logistics Specialist Program – five modules required to be completed in the Process Management Program
See further below for program details.
LS Certification: Logistics Specialist
This program creates a foundation for a successful career in logistics and supply chain management, enhancing your understanding of essential SCL concepts. At the end of the program, LS professionals are also equipped with a problem-solving toolkit, a skill necessary to succeed in the 21st century supply chain landscape.
It is an online self-directed program consisting of three modules: Logistics Networks, Logistics Processes, and Frontline Logistics Challenges.
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 starts on the 10th of each month.
Requirements: No pre-requisites. A minimum of 1 years’ overall business experience is required at the time of completion and certification (experience acquired while taking the program will be accepted).
Ideal for: Candidates starting a career in the SCL industry, candidates in frontline/supervisory positions looking to enhance their skills portfolio, and senior practitioners looking for knowledge of frontline operations.
The Logistics Institute has three leadership certifications:
P.Log: Professional Logistician
P.C.E: Professional In Change Enablement
P.A.In: Professional in Applied Innovation
There are two programs through which you can earn one or more of these certifications (both programs lead to dual certifications):
Change Enablement: PCE + P.Log
Applied Innovation: P.A.In + P.Log
The PCE and P.A.In designations can also be earned as stand-alone designations, by completing the program without the P.Log component.
P.C.E: The Change Enablement Program
This option includes the 4-day Change Enablement virtual program comprising a blend of practical activities, teaching sessions, case studies, and an online assessment with feedback. Completing this program gives you advanced standing in the Process Management Program, in which you need to complete two online modules and are exempt from five.
Duration: Four days with full day virtual sessions + 45-days each to complete the two online modules
Next Virtual Session: February 15 – 18, 2021
Online Modules: Start on the 1st of any month
Ideal for: Practitioners looking to enhance their capability in leading change within their organization, and how to get the buy-in to be effective, and earning the P.Log as part of a leadership track.
P.A.In: The Applied Innovation Program
The Applied Innovation program is an experience-based 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.
Supply Chain Specializations
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.
SC-SRM: 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
SC-R: 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.
SC-IPM: International Project Management Program
This competency-based program boosts your competencies in managing project consistently to ensure efficient and effective delivery of large scale transformational change, to achieve an organization’s operational and financial goals. The content is intended to help organizations and individuals use successful, proven methodologies to supplement their current management practices, so that they can increase the value they deliver and make better use of resources. This program is delivered in three levels, each leading to a separate designation building towards an overall SC-IPM credential.
Duration: 60 days to complete each level.
Start Date: The program can be started on any given date.
Requirements: An exposure to project management.
Ideal for: Practitioners new to project management or experienced managers looking to enhance their skills and earn a project management credential. Successful completion of program modules also prepares participants for UK-based project management certifications.
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.