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.

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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.

I’m taking a course through one of FITT’s educational partners. Who should I contact if I have questions?

Your first point of contact is your institution’s FITT Coordinator. Visit our Instructor-Led Courses page to see who the FITT Coordinator is at your institution. If they are unable to help you, you can also contact info@fitt.ca.

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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.