CLEP Life-Cycle Logistics Certification

CLEP builds our certification program on the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) requirements and the Defense Acquisition University (DAU) Life-Cycle Logistics (LCL) requirements. CLEP’s three certification levels (Level I, Level II, and Level III) parallel those of DAU, and include requirements for work experience in addition to completing the required courses.

Obtaining A DAU Account

DAU Class Registration


Certifications are good for five years, with a recertification requirement of eighty Continuing Learning Points (CLP) over the five-year period. If you already hold a CLEP Certification and wish to recertify please go to our Recertification Requirements page.


Certifications are available to all CLEP members in good standing. There is a $75.00 registration fee for validation and processing of your certification application. At present CLEP can only accept payment for certification by either check, or credit card through our EZ Register system.

Application Documents

To submit your application to CLEP for certification you will need:

  • A copy of your DAU transcripts. This is provided in your DAU profile page.
  • A letter of Recommendation from your supervisor verifying your work experience
  • Your résumé detailing your work experiences in Life Cycle Logistics.

We offer two examples of recommendation letters; one for non-military and the other for active-duty military. Please use whichever is best suited for your particular situation.

Download a sample Letter of Endorsement – Commercial

Download a sample Letter of Endorsement – Military

Certification Requirements

Each level has defined courses, with some courses in levels II and III having pre-requisite courses from the previous level. A CLEP certification for a given level is awarded upon completion of all required DAU coursework and proof of work experience. While pursuing DAU coursework, all communication must be directly with DAU. CLEP only becomes involved with the verification of requirements and issuing our certification. CLEP awards certification based on the mix of coursework with demonstrated work experience in the field of defense industry logistics.

Level I

Level II

Level III

Completed All Requirements?

Once all your coursework is completed, and you have you work experience documentation, submit your package through our online form.

Frequently-Asked Questions (FAQ)

If you have questions, please see our Training FAQ page. You may gain the answer you need faster than by contacting a CLEP representative.