Certificate in International Trade and Finance (CITF)

CITF is an ICC industry recognized credential across the world. It will enhance your credibility with clients and give them the trust and comfort that you can do your job effectively. Qualify yourself for senior trade finance positions at leading banks and financial institutions where the CITF is often a pre-requisite for the job.

About the Qualification

The 2018 ICC Global Survey revealed that there were an estimated $9 trillion USD worth of trade finance transactions processed in 2018 and another report by the Boston Consulting group suggested trade finance revenues would hit $48 billion in the next three years. However, there is still estimated to be trillions of dollars’ worth of unmet needs.

The Certified Trade Finance Professional (CTFP) will give students an in-depth knowledge of trade finance products. Using detailed case studies (28 in total) and an emphasis on real-world scenarios, this intensive online programme focuses on key trade finance products, techniques and compliance issues.

The industry-validated syllabus was developed by a group of 13 leading trade finance experts drawn from ICC’s Banking Commission. Each e-course has been tailor-made to develop the skills needed to sell, deliver and process global trade finance solutions.

Key Facts

Who can earn credits?

Holders of the following certificates from the London Institute of Banking and Finance’s

How to get started?

Send an email to [email protected] with your request for recertification and attach a scanned copy of your previous certification. Once approved, our support team will provide the necessary information to begin your studies.


If you are a CDCS or CSDG holder:

Earn 36 professional development units towards your recertification requirements upon successful completion of the CTFP’s core e-courses.

If you are a GTC or CITF holder:

Earn 36 professional development units towards your recertification requirements upon successful completion of the CTFP’s core e-courses PLUS one elective.


Online access to study texts is available immediately after registration has been completed. The study text contains review questions and activities to support your learning. A specimen paper is also provided to test your learning. A hardcopy version of the textbook can be purchased for £40 + postage and will be available from the end of May.

200 study hours are recommended. Typically the course will take around 26 weeks to complete, studying up to 7 hours a week.




60 Minute Exam



Access to core e-course only

Access to core e-courses and one elective

Payment: Visa, American Express, Mastercard, Discover. For alternative forms of payment please contact [email protected].

Group Rates: For group pricing please email [email protected].

*Link will redirect you to the ICC Academy to complete registration & payment