In Goodwill’s free Warehouse, Inventory & Logistics Certification training course, participants will learn about the importance of supply chains and the flow of goods; warehouse, distribution and fulfillment center design and operations; how to calculate key performance metrics and why they are important; safety measures, techniques, career paths and more. We offer this virtual course via both the Goodwill Opportunity Campus in Charlotte and our Career Center in Gastonia.

Course Format

In Goodwill’s free Warehouse, Inventory & Logistics Certification course, participants will join the virtual classroom via the student training portal. This course includes a self-paced, online curriculum and instructor-led guided sessions, as needed. 

    2023 Training Dates

    CHARLOTTE LOCATION (Virtual, Self-Paced)

    Application Period Info Session Orientation Training Dates Exam Deadline Delivery
    Now – March 25 April 3 April 10 April 17 – 28 May 1 Virtual (Self-Paced)
    May 22 – June 21 June 26 July 10 July 17 – 28 July 31 Virtual (Self-Paced)
    July 24 – August 23 August 28 September 11 September 18 – 29 October 2 Virtual (Self-Paced)
    August 21 – September 20 September 25 October 9 October 16 – 27 October 30 Virtual (Self-Paced)

    GASTONIA LOCATION (Virtual, Self-Paced)

    Application Period In-Person Orientation Training Dates Exam Deadline Delivery
    June 12 – June 21 June 27 June 29 – July 13 July 13 Virtual (Self-Paced)
    September 11 – 20 September 26 September 28 – October 12 October 12 Virtual (Self-Paced)
    October 9 – 18 October 24 October 26 – November 9 November 9 Virtual (Self-Paced)

    Course Timeframe

    Goodwill’s Warehouse, Inventory & Logistics Certification training course lasts two weeks. It requires 12 total learning hours, and includes a completely virtual learning experience, coupled with instructor-led guided sessions, as needed.

    Certification Opportunities

    Goodwill’s Warehouse, Inventory & Logistics Certification training course is divided into three sections. At the end of each section, participants will take an exam. At the conclusion of all three exams, an average will be determined for passing. Upon completion of the course and successfully passing the three short exams, participants will receive a certificate as a Warehouse, Inventory & Logistics Specialist from the National Retail Federation (NRF) in conjunction with the Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM). This certificate does not expire. Participants will also receive a certificate of completion from Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont.


    There are no prerequisites for this course.

    Required Technology

    • Wi-Fi for internet access
    • A computer/laptop/tablet (a cell phone is not sufficient to access course materials)

    Don’t Have Access to the Above Technology?

    • Notify a Goodwill team member upon registration to reserve space at the Goodwill Opportunity Campus to utilize our available technology
    • Or click here to get connected with Digital Charlotte, an organization that assists people in Mecklenburg County with signing up for affordable internet service and purchasing affordable technology

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    Launch Your Career

    As a participant in one of Goodwill’s intensive training programs, you will be paired with a Career Navigator who will provide comprehensive and accelerated services to prepare you to advance and leverage career readiness and essential skills. They will provide ongoing career coaching activities such as resume development, elevator pitch, mock interviews and more. As you near completion of your training course, you will be connected with a member of the Employer Engagement Team for employment assistance. The Employer Engagement team partners with employers to facilitate employer led trainings, site tours, hiring events, and direct placements into high-paying industry related employment opportunities.


      • If you’re interested in this program and you live within our service area, fill out our application form then follow the prompts to schedule a virtual appointment.
      • If you’re unable to reserve a virtual appointment or would rather meet with one of our team members in person to begin your application process, we also accept walk-ins at all of our career centers.

      Still Have Questions?

      If you still have questions about our training courses, complete our training inquiry form, and someone on our team will be in touch with you soon!