Education and Training

Our educational and training programs provide professionals with the foundational knowledge necessary to succeed in the world of transaction banking and help develop the global financial system.

Learning and Development

Throughout the year, BAFT offers webinars, training, workshops, conferences, development programs, and on-demand learning via the BAFT Education Learning Management System (LMS) covering best practices and industry issues in the risk, trade and payments space.

Learn how our education and training opportunities can position you and your organization as global leaders in trade and supply chain finance, cash management and liquidity, compliance and more. 

BAFT Certificates

Certificate in Advanced Cash Management (CACM)

BAFT’s Certificate in Advanced Cash Management (CACM) is a Level II certificate targeted toward individuals who are further advanced in their transaction banking careers or have already passed BAFT’s Certificate in Introductory Transaction Banking.

CACM is tailored to those already working or looking to learn more about foreign exchange, payments, and treasury management. The target candidate has over 3 years of treasury experience and looking to further demonstrate their understanding by earning an industry certificate.

Certificate in Advanced Trade Finance (CATF)

BAFT’s Certificate in Advanced Trade Finance (CATF) is tailored to those working in or looking to learn more about trade finance, supply chain finance, cross-border risk management, and liquidity solutions, with over 3 years of experience. Following the completion of the course, the participant should have a deep understanding of the trade finance business and its various implications across the financial ecosystem.

This is a Level II professional certificate targeted toward individuals who are more advanced in their transaction banking careers or those that have already received BAFT’s Certificate in Introductory Transaction Banking and/or BAFT’s Certificate in Transaction Risk for Trade professionals.

Certificate in Foreign Exchange (CFX)

BAFT’s Certificate in Foreign Exchange (CFX)  is targeted to bankers and transaction banking specialists with junior to intermediate experience. Following the completion of the course, the participant should have a basic understanding of a financial institution’s foreign exchange (FX) department and services.

This certificate provides an overview of the FX market, its products, sales process, FX risk, and regulatory and compliance requirements. Participants will learn how currency moves around the world including different types of local and global payment rails to facilitate payments.

Certificate in Introductory Transaction Banking (CITB)

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.

Certificate in Transaction Risk for Trade (CTRT)

BAFT’s Certificate in Transaction Risk for Trade (CTRT) is targeted towards sales and other trade professionals to help in identifying prospect companies and determine which trade products are appropriate for each of them.

CTRT is highly relevant for professionals involved in assessing and managing various risks associated with trade transactions. This risk certificate is also helpful for trade professionals and bankers with 3 or less years of experience, who have not yet received training in trade and trade products, specifically related to risk management.

Certificate for Respondent's Playbook (CRP)

BAFT developed the The Respondent’s Playbook: A Correspondent Banking Relationship Guide to train respondent banks on international anti-money laundering/combating the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) standards and to recommended actions that may improve their ability to obtain and maintain a correspondent banking relationship. 

BAFT’s Certificate for Respondent’s Playbook (CRP)  is geared toward private sector banks, primarily compliance, risk management, and transaction banking business line staff as well as credit officers.

Custom Bank Training and Corporate Development

Our catalogue of online certificates can be purchased as a group package or a license deal

Whether you have a few staff with specific training needs or global coverage with a wide variety of training needs, BAFT can customize a solution for you.

Do you have a training or educational need within your organization? Are you looking to develop your human capital? 

BAFT assists financial services institutions and solution providers with developing custom solutions for training, consultancy, assessments, governance programs, and human capital development.

Learn about the typical engagements we undertake to create bespoke training for banks and assist with organizational corporate development.

Affiliate Professional Qualifications

BAFT partners with affiliate organizations to provide world-class online training for the transaction banking community. 

BAFT members may find a carefully curated list of trade, payments, compliance, and regulatory courses offered by our partners including the ICC Academy, LIBF and the SWIFT Institute. Members are encouraged to register through BAFT.


Access upcoming and past webinars, anytime, free with BAFT membership. 

All on-demand recordings are available to members. Select webinars are available to non-members complimentary.

Leadership and Development

Future Leaders Program

Launched in 2015, BAFT created a program to support the identification and development of the next generation of leadership in transaction banking. The BAFT Future Leaders Program demonstrates that a collaborative industry approach to talent recognition and development provides individual, organizational and industry value. Learn more about how your organization can get involved.

Global Bankers Program

The Global Bankers Program equips future leaders to thrive through decision-making skills training, leadership development, and hands-on problem-solving of industry challenges. The program will equip participants with tools to better understand the financial services industry, international markets, risk management, strategy, and leadership.