Charles Town, WV, May 15, 2013 – American Public University (APU), part of American Public University System (APUS), and The American Society of Transportation and Logistics® (ASTL) today announced that APU’s undergraduate and graduate transportation and logistics management degree programs have been approved for the ASTL Academic Waiver program.

APU students are now eligible to receive ASTL’s Professional Designation in Logistics and Supply Chain Management (PLS) credential with their degree. Both the master’s and bachelor’s level APU programs have been added to a select list of university programs nationwide that have been approved for PLS academic waiver by ASTL. In addition to the PLS credential, qualifying APU students also receive benefits including membership in ASTL and access to ASTL special resources and events.

“American Public University has proven its commitment to helping educate the next generation of transportation and logistics industry professionals,” said Laurie H. Denham, ASTL president. “The demand for skilled employees in our industry is increasing and logisticians have become one of the top 20 best business jobs in the country, according to US News and World Report. The addition of an industry credential helps to enhance and affirm students’ commitment to their career growth and to the industry itself.”

“We are very pleased to have ASTL’s validation of our transportation and logistics management program as one which provides the body of knowledge most critical to industry professionals,” said Dr. Jennifer Batchelor, program director, transportation and logistics management, for APU.

The APU transportation and logistics management (TLM) undergraduate degree program explores the principles, management, economics, public policy, technological advancements, trends, and current issues within the logistics industry. Students learn about the multiple modes of transportation that are a critical aspect of logistics management and about how they impact economies, both on a domestic and global scale. The graduate degree program provides individuals with advanced knowledge of the world of logistics from an industry-based perspective, integrating theory, strategy, economic principles, and best practices.

About The American Society of Transportation and Logistics®
The American Society of Transportation and Logistics (ASTL) is the premier professional organization for transportation and logistics professionals. Founded in 1946 by industry leaders, ASTL strives to promote and ensure the highest level of global standards through professional certification in the field of transportation and logistics. ASTL certification programs are used throughout business, academia, and governments worldwide. Our worldwide advocacy for logistics and transportation is supported by our globally-recognized credentials, our extensive research journal, and our professional development opportunities. The CTL (Certified in Transportation and Logistics) Certification Program began in 1948. ASTL also offers the Global Logistics Associate (GLA), Professional Designation in Logistics and Supply Chain Management (PLS), and the Distinguished Logistics Professional (DLP.)

ASTL's mission is to advance knowledge and career progression through life-long learning in the fields of transportation, logistics, and supply chain management. ASTL's membership of shippers, carriers, educators, students, consultants, and third-party logistics individuals are dedicated to continuing education and committed to raising the professional standards in the industry. For more information, visit

About American Public University System
American Public University System, winner of the Sloan Consortium’s Ralph E. Gomory Award for Quality Online Education and two-time recipient of Sloan’s Effective Practices Award, offers 87 online degree programs through American Public University and American Military University. APUS’s relevant curriculum, affordability and flexibility help more than 100,000 working adults worldwide pursue degrees in a diverse variety of subjects. For further information,