Certificate In Introductory Transaction Banking (CITB)
About the Certification

BAFT’s Certificate in Introductory Transaction Banking (CITB) is targeted at individuals who are new to transaction banking products and services. This certificate is tailored to those that are either joining a bank directly from college, from a separate line of business and/or industry, as well as those junior level employees looking to have a broader knowledge of their role in transaction banking. The target candidate has under 3 years of transaction banking experience, or has only had exposure to parts of transaction banking.

Topics Covered: Cash management, trade finance, compliance, cross-border payments, correspondent banking, and innovation.

Who Should Attend: Relationship Managers, Product Managers, Credit Officers, Associates, Analysts, Interns, and new hires involved in cash management, trade finance, regulatory compliance, anti-money laundering, financial crime compliance, and international banking.

What You Will Learn: Participants will obtain a basic understanding of the key transaction banking services including cash management, trade finance, compliance, correspondent banking and cross-border payments; in addtion to common industry terminology, and the role these products play in the banking industry. Finally, students will understand the rich history of transaction banking, where it stands in its evolution today, and look into the innovative efforts being made by the industry.

Earn 7 Continuing Professional Development Credits (CPDs) from
Certificate Structure
  • 7 Courses
  • Program Duration: Approximately 5 hours; 45 to 60 minutes per course
  • Level: Introductory – Mid Level knowledge

Comprising 7 courses, the industry-validated certificate was developed by a group of leading transaction banking experts from BAFT’s global community. Each course has been tailor-made to develop the skills needed to walk away with an understanding of the core components of transaction banking prior to diving more deeply into bank specific processes and procedures.

Course Overview
  • Course I: Introduction to Transaction Banking 
  • Course II: What is correspondent banking?
  • Course III: Maintaining a correspondent banking relationship
  • Course IV: Channels
  • Course V: Introduction to cross-border payments
  • Course VI: Trade Finance
  • Course VII: Introduction to compliance risk management
  • Upon passing the examination, learners will be issued an accredited certificate in Introductory Transaction Banking
  • Live proctored via the internet
  • The passing grade is 80% minimum. Upon passing the examination, learners will be issued an accredited certificate in Introductory Transaction Banking

To complete registration and payment you will be taken to the BAFT Learning Management System

Access: This includes access to all 7 on-demand e-courses and a certificate in Introductory Transaction Banking upon completion.

Payment: Visa, American Express, Mastercard, Discover. For alternative forms of payment please contact info@baft.org

For group pricing please email info@baft.org


Members – $799 USD
Non-Members – $999 USD

Non-members who select BAFT Member pricing are responsible for the remaining balance. Verify your organization is a member of BAFT by viewing BAFT Member List prior to registering.

Complete Registration

To complete registration and payment you will be taken to the American Bankers Association and BAFT’s Learning Management System.