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.

About the Qualification

The Certificate in Supply Chain Finance (CSCF) has been developed by The London Institute of Banking & Finance (LIBF) and industry experts in partnership with ICC Academy. It is supported by BAFT, ITFA, UK Finance.

CSCF is relevant if you work or are aspiring to work within an area dealing with Supply Chain Finance (SCF).

You will develop an understanding of the standard definitions for techniques of SCF, how to identify funding gaps as a result of trade cycle analysis, understand clients’ needs and develop your skills in structuring and implementing SCF solutions.

The key characteristic of SCF is that the various techniques available are driven by the nature of the physical supply chain. Analysis of the client’s underlying trade cycle and the accurate identification and application of financing, risk mitigation (including foreign exchange management) and settlement are central to any approach in meeting clients’ needs and expectations. Developing a broad understanding of the available finance options is central to success within this industry.

The wide-ranging scope of this international qualification includes:

The Certificate in Supply Chain Finance is a Level 4 qualification registered with Ofqual in the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF).

To register for the CSCF program, click the button below.

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Unit - Supply Chain Finance

CSCF consists of one unit. It is recommended that students spend 270 learning hours studying for this qualification.

The unit introduces the importance of supply chain finance by focusing on the needs it fulfils and the variety of financing techniques that are available. It also discusses the importance of analyzing trade cycles and structuring appropriate and innovative Supply Chain Finance


The core text for CSCF has been prepared by John Bugeja and Lionel Taylor of Trade Advisory Network; renowned specialists in the field of supply chain finance. In addition, candidates will have access to the ICC Academy Advanced Supply Chain Finance online module at no extra cost.

The wide-ranging scope of this international qualification includes:


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

Section A

60 multiple choice questions (a total of 60 marks available for section A).

Section B

5 multiple choice questions and 5 multi-response questions (worth 1 mark each); followed by 3 case studies comprising a combination of questions requiring you to evaluate a scenario, including questions requiring you to pair statements from a selection of options, 10 marks will available for each case study (a total of 40 marks available for section B).

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


Upon completion, your CSCF designation will remain valid for three years. To retain the designation, you are required to participate in the recertification program. Alternatively, you can register for and re-take the exam at the end of the three-year period.

Key Facts



Access to core e-course only

Access to core e-courses and one elective

*Link will redirect you to LIBF to complete registration & payment