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 thew 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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How much do FITTskills online courses cost?

Each course is priced at $600 CAD plus provincial taxes (for those within Canada). We offer a discounted price of $550 CAD to all of our General Members – find out more about becoming a member on our Membership page.  Bundle pricing is also available for those interested in taking 3 or more FITTskills online courses or workshops. You can save 15% by signing up for 3 courses or workshops in one checkout, or receive 30% off by signing up for all 6 at the checkout! For more details, head to our Bundle Pricing page.

 

Can I purchase training for multiple people at once, or take FITTskills online training with others at the same time? If so, are there any discounts available?

Yes, you can pre-pay for FITTskills online training for multiple people, and will save when you purchase 10 or more FITTskills online courses or workshops for your organization at once. Group pricing discounts range from 10% off to 33% off, depending on how many courses or workshops you pre-pay for at once.

Once you’ve pre-paid, you’ll receive instructions and a set of pre-paid training codes. Distribute your codes as desired and your colleagues or employees will have a minimum of 6 months from your organization’s date of purchase to redeem them online to start FITTskills online training.

What currency are prices listed in?

All prices listed on FITTforTrade.com are in CAD.

Which course or workshop should I take first? Is there a required order?

We generally recommend taking the courses in the order listed on our online courses page, starting with Feasibility of International Trade. But there is not a required order for FITTskills courses and workshops.

How many hours does it take to complete an online course or workshop?

The courses and workshops are self-paced, so the time required will vary from person to person depending on how you study, your pre-existing knowledge of the course or workshop material, and other factors. We generally estimate it will take 30-45 hours to complete a course if you are completely new to international trade, or closer to 15-20 hours if you already have 2 or more years of experience. Similarly, we estimate it will take 10-15 hours to complete a workshop if you are completely new to international trade, or closer to 5-8 hours if you already have 2 or more years of experience.

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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.