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The Certificate in International Trade & Finance

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.

About the qualification

This international trade certification combines the acquisition of technical knowledge with the skills to apply that knowledge to real situations. We've developed it in consultation with trade finance experts from across the world.

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.The wide-ranging scope of this international qualification includes:

  • the trade environment
  • an introduction to trade terms and Incoterms
  • the nature of financial, commercial and transport documents used in international trade
  • risk and mitigation including foreign exchange hedging
  • methods of payment including open account, collections, documentary credits and bank payment obligations
  • short, medium and long-term trade finance
  • Islamic trade finance
  • dispute handling, arbitration and resolution
  • prevention of both fraud and money laundering.
Key facts
  • Exams are held in April and October each year
  • Comprehensive study materials are provided
  • On completion, you can use the ‘CITF’ designation after your name
  • You earn CPD learning hours/ Personal Development Units (PDUs) towards CDCS® and CSDG® Recertification
  • Read the CITF qualification specification
Studying

Preparation for the exam usually takes six months.

CITF is a self-study qualification and following registration you will be sent a detailed study text covering the syllabus and containing review questions and activities. A specimen paper is also available to download. In addition to printed materials, students will also receive online access to the study resources.

Assessment

CTFC is assessed through a single 2 hour 30-minute objective exam, split into two sections.

Section A

80 multiple choice questions

Section B

Four case studies with 5 linked multiple-choice questions

You can choose which date to sit your exam at selected centers worldwide, with the result provided on the day.

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Fees
  • Registration fee – £525
  • International Booking* fee– £55
  • Exam resit fee – £25
  • Exam resit international booking fee*– £22

*Candidates outside of the UK

Only VISA / MasterCard / debit card available. Other options required please email info@baft.org

*Available for group registration discount. Contact info@baft.org 
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*Link will redirect you to LIBF to complete registration & payment