Nuts & Bolts Comment on AST&L certification August 27, 2014 mitch Here is my comment on a discussion in American Society of Transportation and Logistics astl.org Mitch Kostoulakos International Logistics and Regulatory Consulting AST&L certification process is rigorous as is APICS. I would say that AST&L is for logistics and transportation practitioners while APICS includes inventory and procurement. I value my CTL but agree with the comments that it is not widely recognized. AST&L needs to raise the profile to the same level as APICS certification. Professionals looking for advanced education need to be practical about how they use their time and must consider how the certificate will help their career.