Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Have a question about our FITTskills global trade training program or CITP designation? Find answers to our most frequently asked questions below.

 

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 certification@fitt.ca

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Will I earn digital badges on the completion of FITTskills training programs or CITP designation?

Yes, you can earn FITT digital badges and share your professional abilities across social networks. Click here to know more.

Are the FITTskills online courses led by an online instructor, or is it a self-led course?

The FITTskills online courses are completely self-led; you are not taught by an instructor. You will use your course eBook and online learning resources to complete the course at your own pace and in the way that works best with your schedule.

What’s the difference between the FITTskills courses and the workshops?

Our FITTskills series of comprehensive international business courses teaches you the competencies you need for a competitive career in global trade. The competencies developed by completing the entire FITTskills program meet the educational requirement for the elite Certified International Trade Professional (CITP®|FIBP®) designation. The workshops cover the same material as the courses, but are divided into smaller sections for those interested in completing specific sections on their own or to focus on learning the material one topic at a time.

How much do FITTskills international business courses cost at FITT’s Educational Partner Institutions?

Our Educational Partners set their own course fees and schedules. Please visit the website for the educational institution you’d like to attend to learn more.

Should I complete the FITTskills program online or in-class through one of FITT’s Educational Partners?

Whatever works for you! If you prefer to receive your training in-person with other students, and if your schedule permits you to attend in-class courses, then the programs offered by our FITTskills Delivery and FITT-accredited Partners are a great option.

However, if you’re a busy working professional and you need a more flexible global business training solution that enables you to register for the topic you want at any time, and then learn from anywhere and at your own pace, our popular online courses might be just what you’re looking for.

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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 September 1, 2021.