3 levels of international business credentials
FITT offers two international business educational credentials and one professional certification based on the global trade competencies acquired through the FITTskills program. Earn them and add them to your CV to stand out from the competition in the job market and in world markets.
FITT Certificate in International Trade
The FITT Certificate in International Trade credential is presented to individuals who’ve successfully completed any 3 FITTskills courses, or the equivalency thereof. Earning this certificate proves your intermediate knowledge in many of the key skills areas of global business.
*Editions 1-6 of the FITTskills Program included 8 courses, instead of 6. Individuals registered in one of those editions are required to successfully complete any 4 FITTskills courses, or the equivalency thereof, to achieve their FITT Certificate.
FITT Diploma in International Trade
The FITT Diploma in International Trade credential is presented to individuals who have successfully completed the 6 courses that make up the FITTskills program, or equivalency thereof. This completes the educational requirement of the CITP|FIBP* designation.
*Editions 1-6 of the FITTskills Program included 8 courses, instead of 6. Individuals registered in one of those editions are required to successfully complete all 8 FITTskills courses, or the equivalency thereof, to achieve their FITT Diploma.
Certified International Trade Professional Designation
When you become a CITP®|FIBP® designation holder, you have proof that you’ve achieved the core competencies essential to international business through skills and knowledge acquisition and industry experience. The CITP®|FIBP® designation promotes the advancement of international business professionals working in a wide variety of roles and organizations. This designation is an indication of highly developed competencies and experience within international trade.
The Certified International Trade Professional (CITP®|FIBP®) designation can be applied for by individuals who:
- Have earned their FITT Diploma
- Have achieved FITT’s practical work experience requirement of at least one full year
- Have endorsed the CITP®|FIBP® Standards of Ethical Conduct
- And who’ve committed to ongoing professional development in the discipline of international business.
Are you an Executive with more than 10 years of experience?
Apply for the CITP designation without taking courses or exams.
In order to qualify for the CITP®|FIBP® through the Executive Path, you must provide evidence of leadership and/or management in the practical or policy areas of international trade, and/or prove oversight experience associated with an organization’s international trade activities. A minimum of 10 years of experience is required.
For more information on FITT’s credential programs and equivalencies, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.