Your international business expertise, certified.

The Certified International Trade Professional (CITP|FIBP) designation is the world’s most recognized professional designation for those ready to take on the world.


CITP Application Notice of Temporary Closing Period 

(December 1, 2022-January 6, 2023)  
As of January 1, 2023, all applicants for the Certified International Trade Professional (CITP|FIBP) designation must meet new ISO 17024-compliant certification program requirements. As such, all applications for the CITP designation must be received by FITT on or before November 30, 2022. The application process will reopen under the new certification program requirements as of January 6, 2023.  

For applications submitted on or prior to November 30, 2022, those that are not approved will need to reapply for the designation in 2023 under the new application requirements.  
Learn more about ISO 17024 and changes in effect as of January 1, 2023. Questions? Contact

Professional International Business Certification CITP® | FIBP®

What does the CITP|FIBP*
mean for professionals?

Do international business with confidence. The CITP®|FIBP® is a prestigious, industry-backed designation, built on competency standards set by FITT. The designation stands as a symbol of both competency and credibility for global business professionals.

Being awarded the designation proves a thorough grasp of international trade processes, a commitment to global trade, and a dedication to ethical business practices and ongoing professional development. This gives your clients, employers, and colleagues added confidence in your global skills and knowledge.

Learn more about why global trade professionals with the CITP®|FIBP® designation value it so highly, and find ways to connect with them, by reading the CITP|FIBP Connection Guide Ebook today.

How is the CITP recognized
in the global business world?

The stamp of excellence employers trust all over the world. The CITP®|FIBP® designation officially validates professional competency of international trade professionals. Currently, there are practicing CITP|FIBPs in over 50 countries and growing.

This global designation is earned by meeting a rigorous set of competency standards, based on extensive industry consultation and set by FITT—the world’s most trusted international trade training and professional certification authority.


Who is it for?

The CITP designation helps professionals in all different stages of their career get ready for the business world, including those who are:

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New to international business

If you’re trying to break into international business and differentiate yourself amongst the competition, or transition back into the working world, the CITP designation is achievable and a major asset in reaching your career goals.

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Working in international business

Whether you’re already working in Finance, Logistics or other trade-related positions for a global company, earn the designation that showcases your skills, garners instant credibility and helps you be seen as a leader in your field.

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Experienced executives

As a leader in your field, your expertise is an asset as you earn the designation that will give instant confidence to your current and future clients and cement your position in your network.

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Business owners

Investing in your employees improves both your business culture and your bottom line. If you’re expanding in international markets, having CITP designated staff and partners will improve your ability to identify opportunities, avoid costly errors, and mitigate risks so you can focus on what’s important.

How to get CITP certified

Get the FITT Diploma in International Trade
Prove your work experience

Stepping stones on your way to the CITP designation


Successfully complete FITTskills courses and/or a combination of workshops and add them to your LinkedIn profile and CV to show off your earned practical skills and knowledge.



Complete 3 or more FITTskills courses (or equivalent credits) and earn the FITT Certificate in International Trade, proving your intermediate knowledge in many of the key skills areas of global business.



Successfully complete the FITTskills program (or equivalent credits) to earn the FITT Diploma in International Trade. This completes the educational requirement of the CITP|FIBP designation.


FITT Seeking ISO Accreditation for CITP Designation

We are excited to announce that FITT will be applying for ISO 17024 Accreditation. Through this accreditation, FITT’s certified program – the CITP designation – is validated by an independent, unbiased accreditation body – the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) through the Standards Council of Canada. Learn more about ISO 17024 and changes in effect as of January 1, 2023.

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Already have the FITT Diploma and the relevant experience?

Apply for the CITP designation

Success Stories

Desarai Mosher, CITP FIBP
Business Development Manager, Stark International & TransFluid Services

Desarai tells us why she views taking FITTskills courses as an important stepping stone for smaller or niche companies to venture into international markets and succeed, based on her own success story.

Dmitri Tchernychov, CITP|FIBP
Operations Manager, Moto Transportation Services

Dmitri was on a mission to take his career to the next level as a “logistics expert”. He explains how FITTskills training and CITP certification helped him get there.

Lora Rigutto Vigliatore, CITP
Marketing Manager, CircuitMeter Inc.

Completing the FITTskills online training and earning her CITP designation helped Lora get back into a career in international business after being out of the industry for years.

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Certified International Trade Professional (CITP) is trademarked for use within Canada. FITT International Business Professional (FIBP) is trademarked for use internationally. Both reflect the same FITT certified designation.



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