Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA), the professional organization of the third-party logistics industry, recently granted 24 industry professionals the designation of "Certified Transportation Brokers" (CTB). The program was created in 1986 to increase the professionalism and integrity of property brokers. The CTB program tests the knowledge of participants on brokerage, ethics, contracts, pricing, legal and regulatory requirements, as well as the latest trends in transportation and business management.
"The CTB designation truly distinguishes brokers in today's competitive transportation marketplace," said TIA president and CEO, Robert Voltmann. "CTB is the mark of respect for transportation intermediaries. Congratulations to this latest group of Certified Transportation Brokers."
Participants must earn at least five candidate points, which are based on professional experience and education to be eligible to take the examination. The participants must also have at least one year of experience working as a broker. Candidates may earn additional CTB eligibility points if they have completed a formal education, including being granted a Bachelor's or a Master's degree. While 46 people took the exam this spring, only 24 passed according to TIA.
TIA also offers an online CTB Home Study Course that lasts for a period of up to 17 weeks in addition to sponsoring the examination. The course, which entails rigorous study, helps to prepare those individuals who are seeking CTB certification to prepare for the examination. More than 1,500participants have earned CTB status since the program was started.