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Accreditation offers a benchmark by which companies and institutions can prove the content of their degrees, professional development schemes and/or short courses against the requirements of CILT. Find out more about how CILT can raise the profile of your development and educational programmes by clicking the appropriate button below.

University Accredited Degrees

Accredited degrees and exemptions are qualifications awarded by universities, further education colleges or other professional bodies that have been assessed for compliance with the requirements for the grades of Membership. 

Member (MILT) or Chartered Membership (CMILT)  of CILT(UK). 

Students who enrol and graduate from an accredited degree during the period of accreditation will receive an exemption from the academic requirements for membership at either Chartered Member or membership level of the CILT. There may also be a reduction in the length of experience that they would require.

Please use the directory below to view the universities which hold a CILT(UK) Accredited Degree. 

For University accredited degree listings which were accredited before January 2013, please click on the appropriate area of the map.

All other qualifications will require further assessment of the candidate through the Professional Route, a Post-graduate Programme or other means. Where there is an entry in the ‘Conditions' column, the qualification is only valid for full exemption if that condition is satisfied. In all cases the date of graduation must be between the "From" and "Until" dates as listed. Institutions offering appropriate qualifications that do not appear on the current listing may submit an application for consideration by the Accreditation Panel. 

For further information and an application form please email


Professional Development Scheme Accreditation

Many organisations operating in the areas of supply-chain management, transport planning, operations management, and freight and passenger transport run Graduate Development Schemes to attract, train and retain new recruits.   These Schemes or schemes enable organisations to develop graduates from a variety of disciplines to meet company-set competencies.   

The Graduate Development Scheme provides a direct route to Chartered Membership of CILT(UK) for those graduates following a CILT(UK) accredited scheme.  
CILT(UK) accreditation provides organisations with an independent quality benchmark thereby raising both the profile and credibility of their programmes. The benefits for an organisation with accredited courses are:

  • use of the CILT accreditation logo and the words “CILT accredited”
  • fast-tracked application to graded membership (assessed  individually)
  • inclusion on the specialist Online Directory 

The procedures, processes and required evidence are detailed in this document.

Frequently asked questions 

Is our Professional Development Scheme eligible for CILT(UK) accreditation?

Organisations can apply for CILT(UK) accreditation if they offer in-company Professional Development Programmes, which fall within the remit of the following Professional Sectors:

  • Logistics and Supply Chain
  • Transport Planning
  • Rail
  • Active Travel & Planning
  • Bus and Coach
  • Ports, Maritime & Waterways
  • Freight Forwarding
  • Aviation
  • Operations Management

CILT(UK) accredited Professional Development Programmes should be designed to develop relevant knowledge and skills, which can be applied in the workplace for the benefit of the organisation and the individual on the scheme. The scheme should provide routes for development progression for the individual.

What are the benefits for employers and employees?

Having company training accredited by a professional body can help in the recruitment and retention of high quality graduates.  Accreditation of a company’s Graduate Development Scheme provides an independent quality mark and assurance of high standards.

For candidates, accreditation will provide a direct route to Chartered Membership status in CILT(UK), which will provide professional recognition for those intending to develop their careers in logistics and transport and operations management.

Candidates join the Institute as Student Affiliates and enjoy a range of member benefits including access to the Institute’s unique Knowledge Centre, CILT(UK) events and journal Logistics & Transport Focus.

What fees are involved?

Please see the Accreditation of Professional Development Programmes document for further information on fees.

What is Chartered Membership? 

Chartered Membership of The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in the UK is the main professional grade of membership. It also denotes full Membership of the international Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT), the holder of the Royal Charter. 

Chartered Members are capable, by virtue of their initial and continuing professional development, of exercising professional judgment involving the application of knowledge in a broad range of complex technical or professional work activities performed in a wide range of contexts and with a substantial degree of personal responsibility and autonomy. They are likely to have responsibility for the work of others and/or the allocation of resources.

Chartered Members are likely to be concerned with influencing strategy but may also be responsible for managing the operation of a significant part of logistics and transport organisations.

Chartered Members will have a specific area of expertise but will also have a sound appreciation of the broader issues of logistics and transport.

Chartered Members are required to demonstrate possession of a specified body of knowledge and to have a minimum period of experience at a senior level of responsibility.

What does the Institute expect from Graduate Development Schemes?

We would expect any scheme to be open to graduate and/or graduate calibre staff within the organisation. The scheme should set up in a way which would allow all the candidates on the scheme the opportunity to demonstrate that they could meet the knowledge and experience requirements for Chartered Membership of the CILT(UK). 

The Institute would expect the scheme to include both in-house training and development and also external training if required. There should be an element of continuing self-assessment and evaluation by the candidates of their own progress through the scheme. A mentoring and/or coaching scheme within the company should support the candidates.

Candidates will need to be given the opportunity to gain the required experience within the company through a form of job rotation or movement between different roles or departments within their organisation.

The process of accreditation of existing schemes is covered in the steps below. This is followed by a description of the criteria for Chartered Membership – key knowledge areas and experience.  

How can I develop a bespoke Graduate Development Scheme?

For those organisations which do not have a Scheme in place then the Institute will work in partnership with the organisation to set up a suitable scheme.

For more information please contact the Professional Development Department of the CILT(UK) on 01536 740166 or email: 

CILT Accredited Professional Development Programmes

Short Course Accreditation

Accreditation is the process by which The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in the UK (CILT(UK)) works with training providers to provide a benchmark for quality standards in short course training and development. CILT accredited courses are aligned to the CILT(UK) Professional Sectors to ensure that the courses are relevant for our members.  

The accreditation of short courses and training providers is a voluntary scheme designed to recognise high quality short courses which fall within CILT(UK) disciplines including logistics, supply chain, operations management and all transport. The benefits afforded to training providers for CILT(UK) accredited courses are: 

  • inclusion in a specialist on-line directory 
  • use of the CILT logo* and the words “CILT accredited”  
  • being awarded CPD (Continuing Professional Development) hours. 

*Only CILT accredited courses will be able to use the CILT logo. 

Accreditation provides training providers with an independent quality benchmark, thereby raising both the profile and credibility of programmes.

The procedures, processes and required evidence are detailed in this document.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is our short course eligible for CILT(UK) accreditation?

Training providers based in the UK can apply for CILT accreditation if they are offering short courses which fall within the remit of the CILT Professional Sectors:

  • Logistics and Supply Chain
  • Transport Planning
  • Rail
  • Active Travel & Planning
  • Bus and Coach
  • Ports, Maritime & Waterways
  • Freight Forwarding 
  • Aviation
  • Operations Management

How is a short course defined?

Short courses are defined by their duration, normally ranging from half a day to three weeks.

What fees are involved?

Please see the Short Course Accreditation document for more information on fees. 


Graduate Schemes

The Graduate Development Scheme provides a direct route to Chartered Membership of CILT(UK) for those graduates following a CILT(UK) accredited scheme.

In-company training

We are able to offer the in-company delivery of any of the short courses available, which can be tailored, if required, to meet your organisational needs.


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