Wednesday 18 Sep 2019
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Membership Benefits

1. Royal Charter

The benefit of the Royal Charter, apart from its heritage, (being granted in 1926) should be seen as evidence of quality assurance and protection of professional standards.

2. Post Nominals

These letters after the member’s name (FCILT, CMILT and MILT) provide international recognition of status and are only granted subject to education and evidence of qualifications and experience in logistics and transport.

3. Charitable Status

The Institute is a “not for profit” organization and our mission is to advance and promote the science and art of logistics and transport.

4. Education and Training Qualifications

The Institute sets the professional standards required for education and training and places emphasis on Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

5. International Recognition

With representation in so many countries throughout the world the CILT provides a networking opportunity for members to access contacts and to research best practice.

6. Communication with Members

The CILT International website carries a selection of “breaking news” in logistics and transport, CILT events and links to the individual websites of the National Independent Councils and Sections.

The journal CILT World is published three times a year and is an important membership journal providing reports and decisions of the International Council, changes in membership benefits and specific articles on logistics and transport which have relevant international interests as well as member’s news and an international directory of council and sections.

7. Access to Knowledge

Through the commitment of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) members have the opportunity to remain at the cutting edge of the profession through this commitment.

8. Code of Conduct

Members are required to agree to the Institutes Professional Code of Conduct covering responsibilities ethics and commitment to their organization and employees.

9. Access to Best Practice

The Institute is able to advise on accessing best practice and benchmarking to test ideas and results with others in similar logistics and transport organizations.

10. Library

Access to a library held by the National Council in the UK Institute of Logistics and Transport is available to members. Separate payments may be required for selective research or copies of papers dependent upon the level of detail required.

11. Events

Lectures presentations of papers, meetings, visits and conferences are regularly arranged by National Independent Councils and Sections and are open to members regardless of their place of work or residence and visiting members are welcomed.

12. Grading structure

The grading structure of the membership regardless of age and subject to education and professional qualifications and experience provides for:
Fellow (FCILT)
Chartered Member (CMILT)
Member (MILT)

The qualifications for Fellowship (FCILT) and Chartered Member (CMILT) are dependent upon both holding suitable education and professional qualifications together with experience and responsibility at a senior level in logistics and transport.

The intention of the Institute is to welcome particularly younger people entering the logistics and transport industry to study for a professional qualification and to achieve chartered status.

Membership carrying post nominal MILT is available to those younger persons who holds the international certificate in logistics and transport and have three years experience at supervisory and or junior middle management level. Membership is a stepping stone for those who will want to go on to gain Chartered Membership.

Affiliate membership without a post nominal is available to all who have an interest in logistics and transport and similarly student affiliate is available for those who are or intend to study for professional qualifications.

13. Organisational Structure

The responsibility to set the standards for the Institute and monitor these lies with the International Council which meets at least once a year and National Independent Councils and Sections are invited to be represented.

The Council is custodian to the Royal Charter and is the forum by which the international policies of the Institute are decided, recognising that the Institute must have regard to differing conditions and cultures in many of its Sections and therefore believes that its role is to think centrally and to act locally. The Institute acts in the interest of its members for whom it should be seen as their career partner.

The CILT is unique because it is multi national and multi modal. It has no bias to favour one solution or approach to logistics and transport issues compared to another. Its role is to expose issues in logistics and transport and where appropriate to influence government and others by exposing those issues which require to be addressed.

The core mission of the Institute is to encourage professionalism in logistics and transport through study and practice.