CITP Certification Process

The CITP designation is achieved through meeting all eligibility requirements. The process is tailored to different stages in your professional life.

CITP Certification Process

Notice: CITP Application Form is Temporarily Unavailable

We are currently implementing some changes to the process of earning the CITP. As a result, the application form is temporarily unavailable. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding. If you have any questions or need further assistance, please contact certification@fitt.ca.

CITP Eligibility Requirements

Certification eligibility requirements ensure that the application process is fair and impartial and have been established to ensure that certified individuals have the knowledge and skills required of experienced international trade practitioners. You must meet all eligibility requirements in effect at the time of application. See the CITP Candidate Handbook for eligibility rationale.

There are 3 pathways to eligibility: 1) earning a FITT Diploma, either through FITTskills courses, FITT-accredited programs or through Prior Learning and Assessment Recognition (PLAR); 2) achieving a specialized credential pre-approved by FITT; or 3) by meeting the experience requirements of the executive pathway. All applicants, regardless of pathway, must confirm their work experience, agree to abide by the CITP Standards of Ethical Conduct, and pass the CITP Professional Exam. These requirements are summarized below and are detailed in the CITP Candidate Handbook. We have compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions to help answer some of your queries regarding the CITP application process.

 

Pathway 1 - FITT Diploma: How to Get CITP Certified

Earn your
FITT Diploma and Complete the Work Experience Requirements

OR

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition:

  • Portfolio: Earn the FITT Diploma by applying for equivalent FITTskills credit(s) based on past work experience, professional development, credentials and/or education. Applicants can apply to receive credit for one or more of the six FITTskills courses through the portfolio submission process. Applicants must complete the balance of FITTskills courses/ assessments, if applicable, through FITT or FITT Educational Partner. Review the portfolio submission instructions and submit your portfolio for evaluation.

OR

  • Challenge Exams: Earn the FITT Diploma by challenging FITTskills course(s) for credit by writing the final assessment(s) provided by FITT. Applicants can apply to challenge one or more of the six FITTskills courses through the challenge exam process. Applicants must complete balance of FITTskills courses/assessments, if applicable, through FITT or FITT educational partner.

AND

Apply for Certification

Carefully review the CITP Candidate Handbook before you apply for certification. You are required to complete an application to document compliance with the certification requirements. In addition to providing contact information through your application, you must:

Your CITP application will be reviewed to confirm eligibility before you are authorized to take the CITP Professional Exam. You will not be permitted to take the exam if you do not meet the eligibility requirements. Incomplete applications will not be processed; fees are non-refundable. For a complete list of certification fees, refer to the CITP Certification Fee Schedule

Pass the CITP Professional Examination

If your CITP application is approved, you will receive a confirmation email from FITT advising you that you have been approved to write the CITP Professional Exam and the deadline by which you must write the examination. Approved candidates will write their examination via live remote proctoring. Passing the CITP Professional Examination is required to achieve the CITP designation.

Carefully review the information contained in the CITP Candidate Handbook for complete details regarding the CITP Professional Examination, including:

  • Testing accommodations for applicants with disabilities
  • Scheduling the CITP Professional Exam
  • Preparing for the CITP Professional Exam
  • Taking the CITP Professional Exam
  • After the examination

*The Forum of International Trade Training (FITT) does not endorse nor work with any organization which claims to offer test preparation services for the CITP (Certified International Trade Professional) Professional Exam. Any test preparation organization displaying information about FITT or the CITP Professional Exam has not been reviewed, verified, or authorized by FITT.

 

Notice: CITP Application Form is Temporarily Unavailable

We are currently implementing some changes to the process of earning the CITP. As a result, the application form is temporarily unavailable. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding. If you have any questions or need further assistance, please contact certification@fitt.ca.

 

Pathway 2 - Specialized Credential Holders: How to Get CITP Certified
(Pathway is not available at this time)

Achieve a Specialized Credential and Complete the Work Experience Requirements
  • Credential holders of specialized certification programs: Applicants that hold a certification pre-approved by FITT as meeting all 15 CITP competency categories can apply under Pathway 2. Their certification status must be in good standing at time of application.

OR

  • Credential holders of specialized educational credentials: Applicants that have achieved an educational credential that is pre-approved by FITT as meeting all 15 CITP competency categories can apply under Pathway 2.

AND

*Individuals with specialized credentials that do not meet all of the 15 CITP competency categories can apply under Pathway 1.
**IMPORTANT: There are currently no specialized credentials pre-approved by FITT as meeting all 15 CITP competency categories. FITT will update its website as credentials are approved. Check back frequently!

Apply for Certification

Carefully review the CITP Candidate Handbook before you apply for certification. You are required to complete an application to document compliance with the certification requirements. In addition to providing contact information through your application, you must:

Your CITP application will be reviewed to confirm eligibility before you are authorized to take the CITP Professional Exam. You will not be permitted to take the exam if you do not meet the eligibility requirements. Incomplete applications will not be processed; fees are non-refundable. For a complete list of certification fees, refer to the CITP Certification Fee Schedule

Pass the CITP Professional Examination

If your CITP application is approved, you will receive a confirmation email from FITT advising you that you have been approved to write the CITP Professional Exam and the deadline by which you must write the examination. Approved candidates will write their examination via live remote proctoring. Passing the CITP Professional Examination is required to achieve the CITP designation.

Carefully review the information contained in the CITP Candidate Handbook for complete details regarding the CITP Professional Examination, including:

  • Testing accommodations for applicants with disabilities
  • Scheduling the CITP Professional Exam
  • Preparing for the CITP Professional Exam
  • Taking the CITP Professional Exam
  • After the examination

*The Forum of International Trade Training (FITT) does not endorse nor work with any organization which claims to offer test preparation services for the CITP (Certified International Trade Professional) Professional Exam. Any test preparation organization displaying information about FITT or the CITP Professional Exam has not been reviewed, verified, or authorized by FITT.

APPLICATION THROUGH PATHWAY 2 IS NOT AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME - SEE NOTE ABOVE

APPLICATION VIA PATHWAY 2 IS NOT AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME - SEE NOTE ABOVE

 

Pathway 3 - Executive Pathway: How to Get CITP Certified

Complete the Work Experience Requirements

Complete a minimum of 10 years of full-time work experience related to the 15 CITP competency categories in executive level roles which are described as follows:

  • Leadership roles, and/or
  • Management roles in the practical or policy areas of international trade, and/or
  • Oversight roles associated with an organization’s international trade activities
Apply for Certification

Carefully review the CITP Candidate Handbook before you apply for certification. You are required to complete an application to document compliance with the certification requirements. In addition to providing contact information through your application, you must:

Your CITP application will be reviewed to confirm eligibility before you are authorized to take the CITP Professional Exam. You will not be permitted to take the exam if you do not meet the eligibility requirements. Incomplete applications will not be processed; fees are non-refundable. For a complete list of certification fees, refer to the CITP Certification Fee Schedule

Pass the CITP Professional Examination

If your CITP application is approved, you will receive a confirmation email from FITT advising you that you have been approved to write the CITP Professional Exam and the deadline by which you must write the examination. Approved candidates will write their examination via live remote proctoring. Passing the CITP Professional Examination is required to achieve the CITP designation.

Carefully review the information contained in the CITP Candidate Handbook for complete details regarding the CITP Professional Examination, including:

  • Testing accommodations for applicants with disabilities
  • Scheduling the CITP Professional Exam
  • Preparing for the CITP Professional Exam
  • Taking the CITP Professional Exam
  • After the examination

*The Forum of International Trade Training (FITT) does not endorse nor work with any organization which claims to offer test preparation services for the CITP (Certified International Trade Professional) Professional Exam. Any test preparation organization displaying information about FITT or the CITP Professional Exam has not been reviewed, verified, or authorized by FITT.

 

Notice: CITP Application Form is Temporarily Unavailable

We are currently implementing some changes to the process of earning the CITP. As a result, the application form is temporarily unavailable. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding. If you have any questions or need further assistance, please contact certification@fitt.ca.

Questions?

Carefully review the detailed information contained in the CITP Candidate Handbook for complete details regarding the CITP designation. Contact certification@fitt.ca with any questions.

 

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