The Humanitarian Logistics Certification Program represents an unprecedented instance of sustained inter-agency and private-public collaboration. The need for training and professional recognition of logisticians was identified as a key issue for humanitarian organizations during the Humanitarian Logistics Conferences of 2003 and 2004. Fritz Institute became the catalyst for the development of the Certification Program as a result of this identified need, bringing together key humanitarian players to define the content and objectives of the program with experts in commercial logistics training to design and deliver the results.
Today, the Certification Program continues as an inter-agency, private-public collaboration. It is delivered through a public-partnership: CILT (UK) is the program management and awarding organization for the qualification; the Logistics Learning Alliance (LLA) is the administrating and coaching organization; and the program continues to be guided by the Certification Advisory Group, who ensure the program continues to meet the needs of and promote best practices within the humanitarian community. The Advisory Group is comprised of senior operations, logistics and logistics training personnel from Catholic Relief Services, Fritz Institute, the International Committee of the Red Cross, Médecins Sans Frontières – Belgium, Médecins Sans Frontières – Holland, Oxfam – GB; Save the Children, International, UNICEF, UNHCR, and the World Food Programme.
Full details about the program, the courses, the learning methodology, etc. are available on the Humanitarian Logistics Certification Program’s website: www.hlcertification.org.