Certified Professional Logistician

The Society's professional certification and recognition programs recognize the professional stature and accomplishments of logisticians within commerce, industry, defense, international, federal and local government agencies, as well as in academic and private institutions.


The adoption of a certification program in October 1972 was a major step by SOLE to further the accreditation of professionals in the logistics field. This certification recognizes the functional interrelationships within the professional responsibilities of logisticians regardless of their occupational roles.

The title "Certified Professional Logistician" is awarded to individuals of proven competence in logistics who pass an examination designed to test their broad knowledge of the entire logistics spectrum.


시험을 치루는 시간만 이틀로 구성되어 있을만큼 시험이나 준비하는데 어려움이 있습니다.

광범위한 Scope과 통계의 지식이 필요해 쉽게 접근할 수 없는 자격으로 알려져 있으나 막상 접근하면 이처럼 재미있는 지식Frame도 없습니다.


아직까지 기업에서는 큰 인지도가 없으나 미국 물류업체에서는 석사 와 동일한 취급을 합니다.

​기업에서는 인지도가 없지만 물류업계에 종사하시는 분들이라면 한번쯤 들어 보셨을만한 자격입니다.

취득비용 및 시간

Exam Fee: $225(Sole Member) 

Non member: $375

Retake Fee: $50

Cancellation fee: $25

GICS Class Fee: 990,000 won


총 4개의 파트로 구성되어 있으며 모든 파트에서 60% 이상의 정답율을 획득하면 CPL Certification을 취득할 수 있습니다. 

​각 파트는 100문제로 구성되어 있으며 파트당 3시간의 시간이 주어집니다. 보통 토, 일요일 이틀 연속으로 진행됩니다. 


CPL Contents

Initially the CPL candidate takes four parts at one time and must pass all four parts to be certified. If less than three of the four parts are passed, all four parts must be retaken to qualify as a CPL. If three parts are passed, the candidate is permitted to retake only the one part failed but must do so within the next four examination dates. If the candidate does not successfully pass the remaining part within that time frame a new application must be submitted and approved, and all four parts must be retaken.


Educational Equivalents - Each academic year of undergraduate accredited coursework in logistics subjects’ equivalent to one year of professional experience, with undergraduate credits limited to the equivalent of four years’ experience.

- or -
Bachelor's degree plus 5 years’ experience
- or -
Master's degree plus 4 years’ experience

Systems Management - Concepts of systems and logistics

  • System hardware and software

  • System life cycle process and phases

  • Logistics support, its elements and concepts

  • Relationship and integration of systems engineering and logistics support functions

  • System evaluation factors and methodology


Principles and Functions of Management

  • Logistics planning and implementation

  • Proposals and contract negotiations

  • Organization for logistics

  • Staffing, directing and controlling


System Design and Development - System engineering

  • Conceptual, preliminary system and detailed design


Formal design review

  • Conceptual, system, equipment and critical design reviews System test and evaluation

Acquisition and Production Support - Acquisition of logistics support resources

  • Requirements for support

  • Price and source selection

  • Provisioning

  • Analysis and control


Production support

  • Production requirements, planning, control quality assurance, plant engineering management and methods


Distribution and Customer Support - Physical supply and distribution

  • Role of distribution

  • Material management, packaging, transportation, warehousing and handling


Customer support

  • Requirements and contracts

  • Field engineering and data


Equipment phase-out and disposition

  • Phase-out and replacement

  • Handling and processing

  • Material disposal, reclamation and recycling

CPL Exam Information


• Paper based Test

• 100 problems for each part. (total 400 problems)

Examinations are held twice annually, in May and November, at announced times and are administered by a proctor appointed by the Society.

The examination is conducted during one continuous eight-hour period, and consists of four two-hour sessions. The CPL examination itself is often ranked as the equivalent of a Master’s Degree for logistics managers and practitioners.

Each part solves 100 questions, and if you get more than 60 correct answers with an absolute evaluation, that part will be accepted. A total of 400 questions will be tested over two days, and if more than 60 correct answers are entered for each part, the final acceptance will be processed.

If you score less than 60 points in one part in four parts, you can retake only the subject afterwards, but if you fail in two or more parts, you must take the entire test.

Physical fitness or conditioning are mandatory because you take the test over two days, and you can obtain CPL Certification if you pass all subjects.

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