Wednesday 18 Sep 2019
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Membership Grades

In Malaysia we have 5 grades of membership:-

• Affiliate / Student
• Member (MILT)
• Chartered Member (CMILT)
• Chartered Fellow (FCILT)
• Corporate Affiliate


The grade of Affiliate is open to anyone who has an interest in logistics and/or transport but may not be able to, or may not desire to, reach one of our higher grades. This grade has no post-nominal attach to it, nor does include institute voting rights.


The grade of Member (MILT) is an entry to Chartered Membership. It is open to those who have completed the CILT International Certificate or accredited equivalent. This grade also requires that the applicant has at least 3 years experience in a relevant junior management position. This grade allows the member to use the post-nominal ‘MILT’ after their name.


Chartered Member is the first of our Chartered grades. This grade is open to those who hold the CILT International Advance Diploma, or accredited equivalent. This grade also requires 5 years experience in a relevant senior management role. The grade of Chartered Member entitled the member to use the post-nominal ‘CMILT’ after their name and gives the member the right to vote at the AGM and other Institute’s meetings. There are also other, direct routes to the Chartered Membership. Please contact us for more information.


Chartered Fellow is our highest grade of membership. Fellowship is reserved for those who hold top level positions, such as director or chairman, within the logistics and transport sector. This grade requires the applicants to have 7 or more years experience in a relevant top level position. Chartered Fellow may also be awarded to those who have attained a position of eminence in the sector. The grade of Chartered Fellow allows the member to use the post-nominal ‘FCILT’ after their name, and to vote at the AGM and other Institute’s meetings.


Any corporation or organization established under the Companies Act 1965 or established through a specific Act of Parliament or by resolution of a State Assembly may become a Corporate Affiliate Member provided that the corporation or organization supports the objectives of the Institute and adheres to its constitution. As not every individual has the opportunity to be a member of the Institute, an avenue is provided through Corporate Affiliate Membership for them to take part in the activities of the Institute. Please contact us for more information.


At all times a Member shall uphold the good standing and reputation of the Institute and in exercising authority as a professional person shall:
• Comply with the law, custom and practice of any country in which he/she works.
• Not misuse his/her authority or office for personal or other gain.
• Not engage in any conduct which would bring the Institute into disrepute.
All members of the Institute must abide by the Code of Conduct of The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport.
Members of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport shall support the general objects of the Institute’s Charter and at all times:
• Act with integrity and professionalism and carry out their duties in such a way as to promote a positive image of the Institute and their profession of the logistics and transport industry.
• Act responsibly to secure the welfare, health and safety of all members of their organizations and take account of the impact of their activities on the environment and the community.
• Continue their professional development throughout their careers and actively assist and encourage fellow members, and non-members, to advance their knowledge and expertise.
• Endeavour to serve the interests of their employers and employees without compromising professional integrity or ethics.
• Strive to build their professional reputation on merit and compete fairly where competition is appropriate.
• Actively promote international understanding, goodwill and cooperation.



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.



ciltm corporate affiliate membership form

ciltm individual membership form