Who can become ELA Certified
There are three levels in the ELA Certification system:
For supervisors in an operational role and for first line managers we offer the European Certified Logistician at the Supervisory/Operational Management level – EJLog
For managers or consultants planning, coordinating and controlling different parts of the logistics network we offer the European Certified Logistician at the Senior Management level – ESLog
For senior managers, senior consultants or directors with considerable experience in logistics management we offer the European Certified Logistician at the Strategic Management level – EMLog
Who can become a National Certification Centre (NCC)
In general, any organisation can become a National Certification Centre (NCC), so long as they can guarantee a quality of performance and consistency within the set of rules defined as rights and obligations as set out in a signed contract. The guidelines are available HERE.
Logistics associations, institutes, educational bodies are particularly predisposed for this role.
In particular the following principles have to respected:
- assessment and certification is separate from education and training
- there are no preconditions as to the educational background of candidates applying for certification
- there are no limitations in terms of the geographical location of applying organisations but the organisation itself will have an assigned territory within in which they can offer certification.
ELA Certification board may appoint only one Awarding Body in each territory (called The National Certification Centre), which will be responsible for the programme. In general, a territory will be a country. Departures from these rules – only in exceptional circumstances – may result from justified reasons and have to be approved by the ELA Certification Board and then by the ELA General Assembly.
It is recommended for a candidate NCC to be a member of the European Logistics Association, so any organisation applying for ELA Certification participation will be encouraged to join The European Logistics Association as a full or an associate member. The reason for this recommendation is that – in fact – the competence standards implemented and used by ELA certification are owned by ELA.
If in a country there are already ELA member associations, these organisations get the first option of becoming the National Certification Centre for their territory.
If there is no national ELA member association the application shall be investigated by the ELA Certification Board and the participation may be granted fully or temporarily by the General Assembly of the ELA.