The Institute offers membership at different grades that reflect a member’s experience and qualifications.

They also provide a path for the recognition of increasing professional development. You can join on either an individual or a corporate basis. Membership covers the year from the date you join. For those who were members prior to April 2007, the year runs from July to June.


  • Associate – The first membership step, no qualifying criteria.
  • Member – First grading step for those working in Logistics, Transport and Supply Chain management and qualifying by experience or qualification.
  • Chartered Member – Second grading step for those working in logistics or transport and qualifying by experience or qualification.
  • Chartered Fellow – Meeting Chartered Member requirements, plus holding a senior position in the industry or, rarely, per eminence following appointment to senior position in industry.
  • Student Member – Enrolled in a recognized course of study in logistics or transport at a tertiary level within NZ, or a CILT International course.
  • Young Professionals – This is a special encouragement membership rate to establish their standing as a CILT member for those under 35 years of age (DOB required).
  • Corporate Membership

Individual Membership

Individual membership is open to people engaged in, or otherwise interested in, the profession of logistics and transport,and upply chain management. When you first join you are graded as an Associate member of the Institute. This grade has no qualifying criteria to meet. All you need to do is complete the application form below or join online.

Corporate Membership

Corporate Membership was introduced to give organisations the opportunity to show support at the corporate level for the Institute. It is available to businesses and organisations with a minimum of 10 employees, five of whom can be nominated as members. These individuals do not have to pay separate membership fees so there are cost savings to join as a company.

People joining under Corporate Membership do not hold any voting rights within CILT and are unable to use the post nominals of FCILT, CMILT or MILT. The intention is that by introducing these staff members to the Institute they will appreciate the value of taking up this chance to expand their personal development, and become involved in the Institute’s grading programme over time as individual Chartered Members.

“Under 25” Opportunity

One of the entitlements of Corporate Membership is the ability for the organisation to have a further five of their younger staff (under 25) become CILT members under the Corporate Membership umbrella, without further cost. They should not already be CILT members. We see this as offering junior or less experienced staff a chance to become involved with the Institute as they develop their own knowledge and skills in transport and logistics.

All you have to do is complete the details of the under 25 members on a separate listing form and we will add them to our database. Please ask the CILT office for an additional form to list the details of these members, or duplicate the Corporate Application clearly stating they are “under 25” members.

Membership Fees


Entry (Associate) $210
Member (MILT) $250
Chartered Member (CMILT) $282
Chartered Fellow (FCILT) $317
Corporate Membership $999
Student undertaking transport & logistics study or CILT International course (requires proof of enrolment) $82
Young Professionals (with DoB under 35 years) $112
Retired Members (all grades) $150

* Fees all include GST at 15%

Grade Reviews

The Institute is essentially an organisation of individual members. The Chartered grades of CMILT (Chartered Member) and FCILT (Chartered Fellow) are recognised internationally as indicating that the holder has reached a standard of experience and knowledge in the transport and/or logistics sectors.

Members can apply for regrading. You need to apply on the form below, and this together with a full CV (photocopies only please) is then forwarded to the Grading Committee for consideration.The CV should list your experience and qualifications particularly in relation to Key Performance and Key Knowledge areas, as set out on the form. These form the basis for the Committee’s consideration.

The signatures of two Chartered Members are required. These serve as references for the Grading Committee. If you have difficulty obtaining these, please let the National Office know and we can help you.

CILT International Knowledge Centre

The CILT International Knowledge Centre information is available to CILT NZ paid up members.

Contact National Office for the details to enable you to access this.

Become a member! Register your Individual membership here.

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