The Advantages of Becoming a Certified Transport Planner (CTP)

To qualify as a CTP candidate, an applicant must have relevant working experience, qualifications and an active participation in the transport planning profession.

The CTP calculator at Apply Now will give you a general guide as to your relevant certification criteria. You will need at least 400 points before being considered for certification. The assessment process is rigorous, and you will be required to establish your eligibility through providing supporting documentation.

To qualify as a CTP, an applicant must have relevant working experience, qualifications, and an active professional involvement in transport planning and management.

The overall process involves:

  • Establishing that you have attained of at least 400 points of combined experience, education and professional involvement;

  • Agreeing to undertake at least 120 points of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activity every three years following your initial accreditation. CPD is mapped against a series of capabilities and is a requirement to maintain your CTP post nominals;

  • Agreeing to abide by the profession’s code of conduct

Assessment for CTP status requires an initial (non-refundable) payment of $AU100 (including GST) to the organisation you nominate to assess your application. On the success of your application, a further $AU400 is payable to that organisation before a CTP Certificate can be issued to you.

The success of your application entitles you to use the post nominals CTP. These initials not only signify your commitment to ongoing development of skills and capability, but also your adherence to the highest standards of ethics and professionalism through agreement to a code of professional conduct.

Being awarded CTP status enhances your professional credibility within the industry, as well as enhancing the profile of the transport planning profession. CTP status attests to your recognition, by peers and employers, of your significant experience and knowledge to plan, implement, manage and improve transport planning initiatives.

The CTP Programme is your career partner for life. By becoming a CTP you commit to ongoing professional development to maintain your status. CPD activities may include a variety of experiences including study, seminars and workshops, many of which are offered by the professional associations which are part of the CTP programme.

Participation in these CPD activities will enhance your capability, and ensure that you remain at the leading edge of the profession. Valuable networking opportunities are also provided.

The three-yearly review of your CPD activity, to maintain your accreditation as CTP, involves a fee of $A110 (including GST).

Maintaining Professional Standards

The CTP programme, and the separate Certified Professional Logistician (CPL) programme, is delivered through the Transport and Logistics Certification Council, and its member organisations:

The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in Australia (CILTA)
Logistics Association of Australia (LAA)
Supply Chain and Logistics Association of Australia (SCLAA)

Click here for more information on the member organisations.

The member organisations undertake assessment of individual applications to become a CTP, and recommend to the Certification Council the accreditation of candidates who meet the professional standards set. As well as awarding individual certificates, the Certification Council regularly audits the professional standards involved in the CTP, considers issues relating to Continuing Professional Development and coordinates promotional activity.