Academic Path

The Academic Path to the elite Certified International Trade Professional (CITP®|FIBP®) designation is a great option for students and individuals seeking a new career in international business. This path is ideal if you have little or no international trade training or experience.

Academic Path

International Business Certification—Academic Path to the CITP®global trademark|FIBP®US/EU Trademark Designation

The Academic Path to the elite Certified International Trade Professional (CITP®|FIBP®) designation is a great option for students and individuals seeking a new career in international business. This path is ideal if you have little or no international trade training or experience. Take a look at the chart below for a better understanding:

Step 1: Complete the FITTskills Training Program or Equivalent Program
The FITTskills program focuses on helping you develop the core competencies that are essential to succeeding in today’s competitive global marketplace. By successfully completing the FITTskills courses, or a FITT-accredited program*, you’ll develop industry-validated knowledge and skills and you’ll satisfy the educational requirements for the CITP®|FIBP®designation.

*Additional steps to achieving the FITT Diploma are required if you’re completing a FITT-accredited program. See chart above for details.

Learn more about our FITTskills international business courses.

Earn Professional Credentials
Here at FITT, we recognize your development as a FITTskills international business student with the following prestigious credentials:

Step 2: Professional Examination
Verify whether or not you need to write the Professional Examination. View our Credentials page, or contact us at info@fitt.ca.

Step 3: Complete, or prove, at least 12 months of international business experience
The application of your international business knowledge is just as important as acquiring it. So, to apply for your CITP®|FIBP® designation, you must complete a minimum of 12 months of professional experience in a position where the majority of your responsibilities relate to international trade.

To see if your experience qualifies, review our professional experience requirements, or contact us at membership@fitt.ca.

Step 4: Prepare your CITP®|FIBP® application and apply online
Once you’ve met the educational and work experience requirements for the CITP®|FIBP® designation, you can prepare your CITP®|FIBP® application. Submit your application along with a detailed and up-to-date CV and contact information for two individuals who can attest to your global business experience, such as clients, colleagues or supervisors.

For more information or assistance, please contact us at info@fitt.ca / 800.561.3488 ext. 111. Or, if you’re ready, apply online today!

 

The CITP® designation is trademarked as FIBP® (FITT International Business Professional) in the United States and Europe. These two appellations represent the exact same designation.