APICS discontinuing CTL program

When AST&L (American Society of Transportation and Logistics) announced their merger with APICS earlier this year I posted the question, “What About My CTL?”.  Here is some info from the APICS website announcing the end of the CTL process and leading to more questions. I would like to hear from other AST&L members especially since I just completed the re-certification process.  Here is what I would like to know:

APICS says prior earned certifications will remain valid. Valid for what exactly?

Will CTL holders be grandfathered in the new APICS logistics certification? I certainly hope so.


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The Certified in Transportation and Logistics (CTL) certification program will be discontinued at the end of this year. All candidates who are in the process of earning the CTL designation will be required to complete the program before December 18, 2015.And, all current and new CTL certifications earned prior to January 1, 2016 will remain valid.APICS is currently in the process of creating a new logistics, transportation and distribution certification program that will be launched in 2016. The designation will have new eligibility and maintenance requirements, courseware and a single exam.Under the current CTL certification individuals who successfully complete six of the following exam modules prior to December 18, 2015 will be granted the certification. All current and new CTL certifications earned in 2015 will remain valid.