Thanks for celebrating 20 years of CITP success with us!

2018 marks the 20th anniversary of the
Certified International Trade Professional (CITP|FIBP)
designation. For the entire month of June, we celebrated the accomplishments and exceptional careers of CITPs worldwide!

CITP 20th Anniversary

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the CITP, the world's leading elite professional designation for global business practitioners. It helps professionals get their skills and experience recognized and builds credibility with clients, colleagues and co-workers. Over the entire month of June, we highlighted the exceptional careers of CITPs from around the world.

Learn more about the various CITP 20th anniversary celebrations:

CITP|FIBP Connection Guide E-Book:

Take a look back and learn from the incredible careers of active and honorary CITPs around the world as they share pictures, quotes, advice and memories from 20 years of the CITP®|FIBP® designation. Find out how to get in touch with them directly and expand your network of experts. 

The ebook is now available - read it here!

Read the CITP|FIBP Connection Guide

Twitter Chat: June 14

We had expert CITPs on Twitter from 2:30-3:30 PM EST on June 14 for a special #TradeElite chat on "How upskilling and certification can affect your global career and bottom line," moderated by FITT.

Missed the chat? You can still read the full recap article on, FITT's online publication.

CITP Mentorship Contest: June 18-29  

Trade professionals had the opportunity to win 4 hours of mentorship from one of the following expert CITPs:

  • Varun Anthony, CITP|FIBP, Agricultural Marketing Specialist, United States Department of Agriculture
  • Sarah Barnes, CITP|FIBP, Director of Marketing and Strategic Sales, Shipz
  • Bob Greaves, CITP|FIBP, Director of Land Management, Civeo Canada
  • Paula Greene, CITP|FIBP, International Trade Consultant, Beyond Ventures Group
  • Simon Slyper, CITP|FIBP, Senior Customs Compliance Specialist, Amscan Inc.

How it works:

  • Mentorship can be performed online or in person at the participant's discretion and is up to both parties to schedule
  • Both CITPs and non-CITPs are eligible to enter
  • Mentors and mentees have until December 31st, 2018 to complete the 4 hour mentorship obligation
  • Winners announced July 9
  • Contest opens June 18 at 9 a.m. ET – closes June 29th at midnight ET.

Second prize: One free FITTskills online course of your choice
Third prize: One free workshop of your choice

For full contest rules, click here.

The contest is now closed. To see who won, watch the Facebook Live announcement video.

CITP "Ask Me Anything" Facebook Live event: June 25

Three expert CITPs - Justin Archambault, CITP|FIBP, Executive Director at Bluecrown International Strategies / Consular Assistant & Advisor at the High Commission of Malaysia, Jamie Huget, CITP|FIBP, Trade Commissioner at Global Affairs Canada (GAC), and Megan Malone, CITP|FIBP, Sales Associate - ICT Sector at Export Development Canada (EDC) - answered your questions in a Facebook Ask Me Anything (AMA) event!

You can find the video on FITT's Facebook page or on Youtube.

Commemorative Pins

We sent special CITP 20th anniversary pins to everyone who has been an active CITP for at least 10 years to say thanks! If you received one, please share pictures of yourself with the new pin on social media using the #CITP20 hashtag!

Expand your network

Whether you’re already a CITP or interested in becoming one, join our CITP LinkedIn group to connect with over 1,800 professionals from around the world. Use this group to ask questions, organize a study group or get connected to careers in international business.

Use the hash tag #CITP20

Help inspire others. Post a 1-2 minute video or social post to share a memory, a congratulations or thoughts what being a CITP means to you using #CITP20 on  Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn.

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