Professional Certificate in Logistics

Professional Certificate in Logistics

Classroom Program


6 months


UCR Extension

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Having an inventory of in-demand goods or services won't profit a vendor without a distribution strategy and knowledgeable leadership. Understanding the logistics behind supply and chain management is not only crucial to connecting the product with an intended customer but to also facilitating the regulated processes in between, from planning to quality control of inventory. In this program, you'll focus on the movement of goods, including costs, inventory control, government regulations, and traffic management. Courses have also been designed to enhance your communicative skills to work with vendors, staff, and management and understand emerging challenges both global and local, particularly in the Inland Empire.


You can also build on the skills learned here by applying three units of selected coursework to the full Supply Chain Management Certificate Program.

Designed For

  • Logistics personnel
  • Warehouse workers
  • Anyone involved in inventory planning, control, or movement

What You'll Learn

  • Apply logistical best practices to inventory and facilities management
  • Communicate effectively with personnel, vendors, and management
  • Navigate the increasingly complex field of transportation management
  • Determine the best transportation solution for your vendor

What Can You Do With This Certificate

Positions are available in a variety of industries and can be found in suppliers, retailers, corporations, and government. This might include:

  • Logistics/Supply Chain Coordinator/Manager
  • Distribution Technician/Officer
  • Warehouse Worker/Manager
  • Material Handler/Receiver
  • Transportation Coordinator
  • Import/Export Agent

Real People. Real Results.

“My experience at UCR Extension was great. My instructors worked in industry, not just academics, and were able to share real-world scenarios for the assignments we were learning and participating in. I took real-time experiences back to the office, and implemented the new knowledge immediately.”

Tracy Trettin

Administrative Operations Manager
UCR School of Medicine
Riverside, CA

Earning the Certificate

For more information see How to Earn a Certificate

Certificate Courses

Our certificate programs are designed to be flexible, allowing you the option to take just a few courses or to earn the complete certificate. If choosing to complete the certificate, we recommend you get the most out of your experience by following the suggested completion path below.

Quarter 1

Fundamentals of Supply Chain Management

MGT X410.82

4 units

Logistics in Supply Chain Management: Domestic and Global

MGT X410.93

3 units

Quarter 2

Transportation and Traffic Management

MGT X410.88

3 units

Distribution Management

MGT X410.95

3 units

Instructor Spotlight

“Supporting individuals in keeping pace with the changing requirements of the modern work environment is at our core. Collaboration, partnership, and community drive us to provide accessible, affordable education, and training for working adults. Whether you are an individual looking to advance your career, or an organizational leader interested in investing in your workforce, we are here for you.”

Kasey Wilson, Ed.D.

Director of Professional Programs
UCR Extension

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