The education and training processes of the CILT are interdependent, integrated and designed to promote the highest standards of professional expertise and practice of those working in the sphere of logistics and transport.

A major review of the professional qualification framework and related standards was completed in 2006. The Institute now offers a four-tier professional qualification structure which deals with all major aspects of logistics and transport, following the prevailing industry best practices. The four-tier structure includes:

A number of universities and colleges offer degree and diploma courses in logistics and transport, and many of these are recognized by the CILT as satisfying all, or part, of the educational requirements either for Membership (MILT) or Chartered Membership (CMILT). Some of these institutions also offer courses for the CILT examinations. At most of these institutions, there are Chartered Members on the academic staff who in addition to their experience in education and research, have invaluable practical experience in transport.

Some National Councils offer courses leading to CILT qualifications. These courses may have some local variations in content to meet market requirements but are based on Key Knowledge Areas for Chartered Membership in line with our qualification framework.