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Education

Our educational programs provide professionals with the foundational knowledge necessary to succeed in the world of international transaction banking, trade finance, and trade credit management. Throughout the year, webinars, training, workshops and conferences are offered with topics covering compliance, risk, case studies and best practices, hot issues in trade and payment, and more!

Certifications

Certified Documentary Credit Specialist (CDCS®)

BAFT offers CDCS program to any North American professional in Canada, Mexico, and the United States looking to gain this qualification. CDCS® is the global standard used by trade practitioners and is recognized around the world.
Learn more about CDCS® and how to become a Certified Documentary Credit Specialist! Candidates in Canada, Mexico, and the United States can contact BAFT at cdcs@baft.org.

Already a CDCS® holder? Check out how to maintain your certification.

CertPAY 

CertPAY enables professionals working in the global payments industry to attain an internationally recognized qualification. It will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of payments, from terminology to the mechanics of moving money across the globe, as well as compliance, risk, regulation, and strategy. Find out more 

The Certificate in Trade Finance Compliance (CTFC)

This qualification gives you the technical knowledge to succeed in trade finance compliance and the ability to apply expertise in a professional setting. Find out more 

The Certificate in Supply Chain Finance (CSCF)

CSCF is the new industry certification designed for finance professionals who want to build their knowledge and understanding of the techniques for financing international supply chains. Find out more 

The Certificate in International Trade & Finance (CITF)

CITF enhances your knowledge of the products, documents, trade terms, roles and responsibilities that underpin international trade and finance. The CITF qualification also helps you develop a basic understanding of fraud prevention and risk in trade finance. Find out more 

The Certificate for Specialists in Demand Guarantees (CSDG)

The Certificate for Specialists in Demand Guarantees qualification will develop students’ understanding in the use of guarantees, industry rules, legislation and the challenges relating to demand guarantees and standby credits. Find out more 

Webinars

Register for upcoming webinars or view upcoming educational opportunities. Access past webinars, anytime, free to members.