3 levels of international business credentials
FITT offers two international business educational credentials based on the global trade competencies acquired through the FITTskills program and one professional certification based on standards defined in the CITP Competency Profile. Earn these credentials 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. Earning the FITT Diploma meets one of the eligibility requirements for the CITP|FIBP* designation for those applying through Pathway 1 (FITT Diploma Pathway).
*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 achieved by individuals who:
- Have met all eligibility requirements of Pathway 1 - FITT Diploma, Pathway 2 - Specialized Credential Holders or Pathway 3 - Executive Path
- Have passed the CITP Professional Examination
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.