Paths to the CITP®|FIBP® Designation

The Certified International Trade Professional (CITP®|FIBP®) designation is the world’s leading elite professional designation for people who do business globally. Start earning your CITP®|FIBP® designation by selecting the path that’s right for you.

Different Pathways to the CITP®|FIBP®

For students and individuals seeking a new career.

Complete the FITTskills courses, or equivalent, online or with any of our educational partners to get started. You’ll learn first-hand from seasoned international trade professionals, and you’ll develop the skills and knowledge required for success in today’s competitive global markets.

For international business graduates and working professionals.

Here at FITT, we recognize your prior learning and experience and encourage you to use it toward earning your CITP®|FIBP® designation. Professionals and graduates can obtain exemptions from FITTskills courses through our Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) process. PLAR enables you to earn credits for your previous international trade education and experience.

For experienced international business applicants.

Highly experienced professionals (10+ years) who’ve already achieved success in the field of global trade can apply for their designation directly without having to re-acquire established knowledge.