International Trade Finance

Online Courses

International Trade Finance

Be confident in everything an importer or exporter needs to know about payment, risk mitigation, financing, and the flow of goods and services.
CAD $600.00
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CAD $550

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Overview

Manage your cash flow and mitigate financial risk by selecting appropriate transaction methods and tools for international trade activities. Keep your business on a strong financial foundation by selecting the best options for negotiation terms and non-payment dispute resolution.

You’ll have up to 3 months from the date you register to work through the course at your own pace and take your exam. The exam is offered online in a multiple-choice format. FITT’s standard online refund policy applies to all FITTskills online courses.

What You'll Learn

  • Negotiate the best payment options and arrangements based on risk assessment and trade research findings
  • Minimize your organization’s exposure to financial risk using tools such as credit insurance, guarantees and bonds
  • Keep the cash flowing by implementing financial management strategies to address any factors that could impact your bottom line
  • Keep your buyers and customers happy by resolving non-payment situations through the use of contracts in a conflict-free manner
  • Strategically manage your business’s assets by developing a smart financial plan for short, medium and long-term growth

What’s included

  • Course eBook, which includes unit-based exercises to help you study (the related answers are also available for download)
  • Video resources focusing on the central issues and concepts of the course and providing practical examples
  • Guiding notes to facilitate tracking of key concepts
  • Case studies offering real-life examples to help you study and prepare for important business situations
  • Sample exam questions to demonstrate exam format and help you practice for your final assessment
  • Mobile-friendly courses: access and download all course materials, including your eBook, for easy reading on the go!
  • Access to the International Trade Finance multiple-choice online exam
  • Essential international trade skills to help you compete in today’s integrated global marketplace

Frequently asked questions

How long do I have to complete a course?

FITTskills courses are completed over 3 months. Your assessment deadline will be 3 calendar months after the date you register.

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.

Do I get a certificate once I successfully complete the course?

We recognize your development in our FITTskills program with the following global trade credentials:

Can I take specific modules instead of the whole course?

The FITTskills workshops cover the same material as the FITTskills courses, but are divided into smaller sections (modules) for those interested in completing specific sections on their own or to focus on learning the material one topic at a time.

Can I extend the course beyond 3 months?

Yes. You can receive up to three 30-day deferrals for a single course or workshop. Your first deferral for a specific course or workshop will be complimentary, and a second or third deferral for that same course will be $50 each plus applicable taxes. For your first complimentary deferral, please send an email to info@fitt.ca. For your second or third deferrals for a specific course or workshop, please use the Assessment Deferral Request form.

Can I take the final exam more than once?

You are eligible to re-write a failed FITTskills assessment within 90 days of the original assessment date. There is no limit to the number of times an assessment can be re-written. However, each re-write must take place within 90 days of the previous re-written assessment deadline, and there is a fee of $100 plus applicable taxes per re-write. You can request to re-take an assessment by filling out an Assessment Registration Form.

Is there a refund policy?

A refund, minus a course/workshop withdrawal processing fee, may be granted if you formally request a refund from a course/workshop within 7 days after the registration date, provided the course/workshop assessment is deemed not to have been written. No refund will be issued if you withdraw more than 7 days after your registration date.

Course/Workshop Withdrawal Processing Fee:

The withdrawal processing fee is equivalent to 30% of the net amount paid per course/workshop. The net amount paid is calculated as the list price minus any applicable discount.

To Request a Refund:

Send an email to info@fitt.ca stating your full name, course/workshop title, date of registration, and reason for refund request.

What export/import professionals are saying

I was able to see the practical application of the topics the course was covering in the work that I do. International Trade Finance covered real issues that the businesses I work with encounter every day.
Nadine Storey, CITP|FIBP, Trade Commissioner, Global Affairs Canada
My FITTskills education provided me with the tacit knowledge I needed to be able to interact with Canadian exporters and use the same language as them. Once I started my own international company, I was able to mitigate risks, such as currency risks, through the knowledge I gained.
Esha Abrol, CITP|FIBP, International Marketing Professional and Entrepreneur
International Trade Finance was my favourite FITTskills course. It gave practical information on how to conduct international transactions.
Craig Atkinson, CITP|FIBP, Director, International Trade and Development, Lexmerca International Trade