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!


BAFT offers the Certified Documentary Credit Specialist (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. BAFT supports CDCS® holders by ensuring that most of our educational opportunities include the professional development units needed to fulfill the CDCS® recertification requirements.

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

Our next CDCS® Exam will be held October 26 and 27, 2018. Register now!

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

CertPAY enables professionals working in the global payments industry to attain an internationally recognised 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 


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