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Certificate in Shipping, Transportation and Logistics - Online Course

Certificate in Shipping, Transportation and Logistics

Course Overview


To introduce students to the main principles, processes, and terminologies of logistics management.


The CSTL course contains the knowledge and skills required for managing shipping, transportation and logistics operations more efficiently, with focus on continuous improvement.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of CSTL training, the learner will be able to:

1. Understand 3 main financial statements
2. Understand what are the push and pull supply chain strategies
3. Understand the definition and difference of B2B and B2C
4. Differentiate between forward and backward scheduling
5. Explain how significant and insignificant numbering systems differ
6. Define types of inventory
7. Define reverse logistics
8. Learn routing guide
9. Define intermediaries in transportation
10. Understand different carrier types
11. Understand multi-modal transportation
12. Understand the methods to reduce transportation costs
13. Define transportation modes, advantages and disadvantages of them
14. Understand commons terms in international trade
15. Learn restrictions on export

Who will Benefit?

The CSTL training is intended for people who work in the customer service and fulfilment processes, and manage the inbound and/or outbound logistics operations. These processes are common to a company's own logistics operations as well as third and fourth party (3PL & 4PL) logistics providers.

Inference About CSTL Certificate Holders

A CSTL certificate holder has an understanding of the various processes and phases in logistics. He or she is able to organize and manage processes and transactions in shipping, transportation and logistics.

Course Outline

Like all other courses offered by BRASI, the CFPM course has been developed following the ADDIE methodology of curriculum development. BRASI’s Program Advisory Group (BRASI PAG) is responsible for the development, assessment, and continuous improvement of BRASI’s training programs, following the guidelines contained in the standard ASTM E-2659.

The CSTL curriculum offers the fundamental knowledge and the main tools used in logistics management. These include:

  • Shipping
  • Inventory analysis
  • Carrier selection
  • Export documentation
  • Cold chain management
  • Routing guide
  • Reducing transportation costs
  • Revers logistics
  • Multimodal transportation and related operations

Course Delivery

Mode of Delivery:

  • Self-paced on-line learning modules and test includes 24x7 access to the BRASI Learning Management System through user login.

Learning Resources:

  • Online interactive training modules
  • Downloadable
  • Print-ready handbooks, examples and exercise files and a quiz for each module.
  • Students can take the final test upon completion of the course review, and download the certificate upon passing the test.
  • Certificates for all of the BRASI courses are issued centrally by BRASI only.

Live Q&A sessions are held to answer any specific questions and explain key concepts as needed. Participation in the Q&A sessions is optional and is not taken into account for the passing score.

Class Schedule

CSTL is a self-paced online training course and can be started at any time.

Certificate Validity

The certificate is valid for three years and can be renewed by retaking the course, or providing evidence of similar training. Renewal fee may apply.

Course Fee, Cancellation and Refund

The course fee is posted on the BRASI website and is subject to change without notice. Cancellation is allowed within three days from the date of access to the course. Full refund is made within one week.

How can I Start?

First, students create their user profile on the BRASI web site. There is no cost involved and no payment information is needed to create user profile.

On the landing page, you can find more details about the training courses, the procedures and requirement, helping you understand the features of the various courses offered, and the options.

When ready, select the courses you want to take, and proceed to check out. Acceptable modes of payment include major credit cards and PayPal.

The course is designed to be completed within three months. However, extension is allowed upon request. Upon completing the course review, you can take the final test.

Time allowed for the test is 90 minutes, and the passing score is 70%.

Coupon Code

Use this code to get US$20 off: CTSL-CTS


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