Complete the free eligibility application.

Eligibility application is available online.

Submitting your eligibility application is free and easy. Eligibility applications must be received at least two weeks prior to the day you register for the exam.

To be eligible for the APICS CLTD designation, a candidate must meet ONE of the following criteria:

  • 3 years of related business experience OR
  • Bachelor’s degree or international equivalent* OR
  • One of the following: CTL, CSCP, CPIM, CFPIM, CIRM, SCOR-P, C.P.M., CSM or CPSM designations.
*APICS defines the international equivalent of a Bachelor’s degree as the level of study that would qualify an individual for a graduate program in the country where the undergraduate degree was earned.

Choose a learning option that suits you.

The APICS CLTD Learning System is the foundation for all preparation options.

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Review the learning options to see what’s best for you.

Schedule your exam.

Schedule your exam appointment within the six-month window that your Authorization to Test (ATT) is valid.

The CLTD exam is a computer-based exam available globally through Pearson VUE.

Take the exam and receive your results.

The CLTD exam consists of 150 multiple choice questions answered within 3.5 hours.

Receive your results immediately after completing the exam (immediate results are not available for exams taken from October 2016 – January 2017).

With a passing score, start using your new CLTD credential to set yourself apart.

Dates and deadlines may vary. Visit for more information on eligibility and exam details. The APICS CLTD Learning System is not a substitute for the certification examination. If you wish to take the APICS CLTD exam, you must complete separate eligibility and registration application forms available through APICS.