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The Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) credentialing system leading to a CLT covers core competency areas, as defined by MSSC’s industry-led, nationally validated skills standards for higher skilled, frontline material handling workers across all supply chain facilities: factories, warehouses, distribution centers and transporters. Individuals are assessed for two credentials: the foundational-level Certified Logistics Associate (CLA) certificate and mid-level Certified Logistics Technician (CLT) credential.

NOTES: CLA is a prerequisite for CLT. MSSC strongly recommends that individuals be at an 8th-grade math and 10th-grade reading level before taking our Courses.

Participants MUST register and pay for both CLA and CLT classes together no later than 2 business days prior to class start date.


Certified Logistics Associate (CLA)* Online
Associated Credential: Certified Logistics Associate
Dates: August 26 – September 13, 2024 (No class on 9/2)
              October 18 – November 15, 2024
Days: Hybrid Online Class
*Location: Online (testing will be in person)
Instructor: T.W. Parker
Tuition: $1,200 (includes 1 certification exam)
WCG Price: $400

Learn the foundational knowledge needed to understand the world of supply chain and related core competencies. Modules included are the global supply chain, the logistics environment, safety, safe equipment operation, material handling equipment, quality control, workplace communication, teamwork and problem solving and using computers.


Certified Logistics Technician (CLT) Online*
(Also includes Forklift Operator training)
Associated Credential: Certified Logistics Technician**
Dates: June 26 – July 19, 2024 (Online)
            September 23 – October 18, 2024 (Online)
              November 25 – December 18, 2024 (Online)
Days: Hybrid Online Class
*Location: Online (testing will be in person)
Instructor: T. W. Parker
Tuition: $1,800 (includes 1 certification exam)
WCG Price: $600
*Pre-requisite: Certified Logistics Associate

Learn the mid-level technical knowledge needed to understand the world of supply chain logistics and related core competencies. Modules included are product receiving, product storage, order processing, packaging and shipment, inventory control, safe handling of hazardous materials, evaluation of transportation modes, customs, and dispatch and tracking operations.


CLT: Forklift, Clamp Truck and Reach Truck Operator
Dates: May 28 - 30, 2024
Days: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Times: 5:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Instructor: W. White
Locations: Franklin, Regional Workforce Dev. Center 100 North College Dr., Franklin, VA 23851
  Hands-on Location: Regional Warehouse & Dist. Training Center, 1000 Armory Drive, Franklin, VA 23851
Tuition: $350 (if stand-alone)
*NOTE: Pre-requisite - Certified Logistics Associate

You will participate in this 15- hour forklift, clamp truck, and reach truck operator course with 5 hours of classroom and 10 hours of hands-on using a forklift, clamp truck, and reach truck as well as OSHA safety requirements. Participants will receive classroom and operational certificates.


CLA and CLT Class Location Address: Camp Regional Workforce Dev Center, 100 North College Drive, Franklin, VA 23851, Room 211

Exam Location Address: Camp Frankin Campus, 100 North College Drive, Franklin, VA 23851, Testing Center


Visit Financial Assistance to learn about available grants and scholarships for eligible students.

Visit Workforce Registration to apply for grants, register, and pay for your class.

Registration Deadline for Non-credit Classes: All registration documents must be submitted by 4:00PM one (1) week prior to class start date.  Payments must be submitted by 4:00PM three (3) business days prior to class start date.

For more information, please contact Workforce Development at workforce@pdc.edu or call 757.569.6050.


Job Outlook –

As of the fourth quarter of 2021, total employment in the Hampton Roads Workforce Region for Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers was 472.

There is projected annual demand for 36 new entrants into this occupation.

(Source: Jobs EQ Occupation Report, April 2022)

Earnings in the Hampton Roads Workforce Region –

2021 wages for Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Manager careers:
Entry Level $64,000 – Mean $101,600 – Experienced $120,300