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Certified Logistics Associate/Warehouse Distribution

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Program Description

This training prepares individuals to work in higher skilled, frontline material handling roles at a variety of supply chain facilities such as factories, warehouses, distribution centers, and transporters.  Completers will be applying for jobs such as laborers, freight stockers, material movers, receiving and traffic clerks, forklift operators, customer support representatives, logistics specialists, freight handlers, and billing clerks.

Program Outcomes

Successful Completion:

CCBC Credential:         

Students will have access to a Continuing Education academic record (transcript).

Students will be awarded a Continuing Education Workforce Training Certificate.

External Credential:       

Certified Logistics Associate; OSHA 10-Hour General Industry

Certifying Organization: 

Manufacturing Skills Standards Council (MSSC); www.msscusa.org

Occupational Safety and Health Administration; www.osha.gov

Financial Aid and Payment Options

Continuing Education Opportunity Grant

Partial Payment Option (through Nelnet Business Solutions)

Tuition Waiver for Senior Citizens and Individuals with Disabilities

Employer/Sponsor Paid Tuition

Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS)

Local Office of Workforce Development

Program Length

49 hours

Number of weeks and start dates vary.

Program Requirements

High School Diploma or GED; minimum age of 18; Must have basic computer keyboarding, browser, and email proficiency.

Application Process

Provisional Entry – Prospective students must attend an orientation session.

Program Course Sequence

Course Number



Course Hours

Textbook Information

(approximate cost; subject to change)



Course Series:

VOA 515

Certified Logistics/Warehouse Distribution Associate


Text and online material cost included



VOA 605

Forklift Operator Training


Textbook included in costs



VOA 834

OSHA 10-Hour General Industry


Course materials included



Course Series Totals:







Additional Information

Additional Expenses (if applicable): 

The cost for the student to take the Certified Logistics Associate (CLA) exam once is included as part of the Certified Logistics Associate course.  Repeat testing requires an additional fee of approximately $125.00.


Career Opportunities: 

Logistics Coordinator; Logistics Manager; Logistics Supervisor


Skills for Success:

The physical duties of working in the logistics field vary by position.  All positions require attention to detail and dependability.  They may involve walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, and carrying objects in the case of laborers, freight stockers, and material movers.  Skills include active listening, critical thinking, and monitoring.  A clerk position may involve any of these physical activities but also sitting or standing for long periods of time.  Skills include reading comprehension, active listening, critical thinking, and time management.

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Program Contact Information


Nancy Kukay   



Catonsville, BESS 100K


Administrative Assistant:         

Denise Bellamy



Catonsville, BESS 100

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