The CDCS Exam

About the Examination

CDCS is an online qualification available through LIBF’s platform, Brightspace, which you will be able to access through your own personal MyLIBF account. Everything is online, so you can study anytime, anywhere on any device and fit your learning around your work and life commitments.

When you register for CDCS, you’ll also have access to:

You can complete CDCS in six months, but if you need longer you will still have access to Brightspace and resources for one year from registration.

You’ll be assessed in an exam that lasts three hours and 15 minutes. The examination is split into two sections:

  • Section A – 60 multiple-choice questions
  • Section B – ten multiple-choice questions and three document checking exercises
  • You can book your exam at any designated test center around the world and will get your results within 24 hours.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements to undertake the CDCS examination. However, it is strongly recommended that candidates have a minimum of three years of documentary credit experience. Membership in BAFT, The London Institute of Banking & Finance, or any other organization is not required.

Taking the CDCS Exam

Information on how to book your exam at a Pearson VUE center can be found in the ‘Important Registration Information’ document on the home page of your MyLIBF account.

After the Exam

Exam results will be available within 48 hours of taking the exam. Certificates will be emailed to successful candidates 10 weeks after the exam.