Global Trade Certificate (GTC)

The GTC is a front and middle office focused certification, providing solid knowledge on trade finance products. It is an ideal program for professionals wanting to build an understanding of the nuts and bolts of global trade finance. The GTC is an introductory-level program aimed at transactional and relationship managers—as well as executives from management, credit, legal and compliance functions.

About the Qualification

Today, the world of international trade is far more complex than it used to be. Whether you run a business in a familiar environment, perhaps even one that is economically and politically secure and stable, it remains risky and unpredictable.

The complexities and challenges you will face grow significantly when you begin conducting trade across international borders. As the risks escalate, the payment and financing solutions and mechanisms need to be more secure, robust, and flexible.

The Global Trade Certificate (GTC) is an introductory-level certification designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of trade finance products – from letters of credit through to supply chain financing techniques. It’s an ideal programme for professionals wanting to build an understanding of the nuts and bolts of global trade.

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Certificate Structure


Comprising 6 core e-courses and 3 electives, the industry-validated syllabus was developed by a group of 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.




60 Minute Exam



This includes access to all 6 core e-courses and 8 electives, in addition to a onetime attempt at the assessment examination.

Each GTC e-course can also be purchased individually.