Pre-Approved Professional Development Unit Activities for CITPs

Pre-Approved Professional Development Unit Activities for CITPs

Pre-Approved Professional Development Unit Activities for CITPs

 

Are you looking for activities to complete your PDU requirements?

The Pre-Approved Professional Development Unit (PDU) Activities listing has been developed to support CITPs in sourcing activities to complete their PDU requirements.  

The activities listed below have been pre-approved by FITT as acceptable activities to earn PDUs and have been organized to showcase PDU opportunities delivered by FITT and by external providers. Each activity has been assessed to confirm its alignment with the eligible activities listed in the CITP Candidate Handbook. CITPs may be awarded up to the maximum value of PDUs stated for each activity listed on the listing.

CITPs are still required to complete the activity and submit all information and evidence related to the activity using the Tracking System located under the CITP Designation HolderProfessional Development Activities page of the FITT user platform.

 

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More information can be found under the CITP Designation HolderResources page of the FITT user platform. Here you can find:

  • CITP Candidate Handbook
  • Webinar recording about How to Meet Your PDU Requirements
  • Video on Capturing Your PDUs
  • And more

The listings are only provided as possible activities. CITPs may still submit other activities that meet the PDU requirements.

 

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Submission of Activities for Pre-Approval

Do you know of an activity that other CITPs might be interested in benefitting from?

Submit your suggestions to us at certification@fitt.ca for consideration!

If you are looking to submit a webinar, training event, seminar, online learning, or other activity for consideration, please include the following information:

  • Title of activity
  • Provider of activity
  • Description
  • Date and duration
  • Fee associated with this activity, if any
  • Supporting evidence/documentation to confirm details
  • Link to event/activity page, if available

The FITT Certification Team will review the details and will notify you of the decision. If the activity is approved, it will be added to the pre-approved listings below.

For submission sent by presenters or providers of an activity which have been approved, FITT will notify you with confirmation of pre-approval and the information you can use to promote the number of PDUs the activity is valued at.

Activities are posted once per week on Thursday. Submissions for pre-approval must be received by Monday at 15:00 ET to be featured within that same week.

All postings will remain on the listings page for six months after the activity has taken place.

 

Pre-approved PDU Activities

Important considerations:

  • The number of PDUs listed below are the maximum hours/units for each activity. The exact number of PDUs awarded will be determined upon review of your PDU submission request.
  • The activity listings are updated and subject to change as determined by FITT.

 

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Pre-Approved PDU Activities Delivered by FITT

 

Event / Activity

PD Activity Max. # of PDUs

Auditing of FITTskills 7th Edition Courses 

(Free for CITPs)

Auditing of FITTskills courses (applicable only to certificants who have not previously taken the courses)
Up to 17 PDUs - Feasibility of International
                             Trade
Up to 20 PDUs - International Market Entry
                             Strategies
Up to 22 PDUs - Global Value Chain
Up to 10 PDUs - Products & Services for a
                             Global Market
Up to 14 PDUs - International Trade Finance
Up to 14 PDUs - International Sales and
                             Marketing

Content Advisory Panel (CAP) Portfolio Review

Participation in formal FITT curriculum initiatives, including developing/ reviewing/validating content for courses, evaluating student assessments, providing subject matter expertise in student activities
1 PDU per portfolio submission
             with 1-2 courses
2 PDUs per portfolio submission 
             with 3-4 courses
3 PDUs per portfolio submission 
             with 5-6 courses

Content Advisory Panel (CAP) Program Evaluations Review

Participation in formal FITT curriculum initiatives, including developing/ reviewing/validating content for courses, evaluating student assessments, providing subject matter expertise in student activities

3 PDUs per program evaluation

Cross-Border Success Without the Mess

(Delivered in partnership with WPO)

Participation in workshops, seminars, webinars, and/or training events 1 PDU

FITT On-Demand Learning Courses

Special introductory pricing CA $125 (CITP Exclusive Pricing - CA$ 50)

Self-paced Online Learning
3 PDUs - Creating an Export Plan
4 PDUs - International Business Ethics and
                Compliance
3 PDUs - Preparing for In-Market International
                Sales
2 PDUs - Preparing for International Trade
                Shows
3 PDUs - Website Internationalization and
                Localization
FITTskills Project Marking Participation in formal FITT curriculum initiatives, including developing/ reviewing/validating content for courses, evaluating student assessments, providing subject matter expertise in student activities 0.5 PDU per project marking

Incoterms 2020 Course

(CITP Exclusive Pricing - CA$ 50)

Self-paced Online Learning

6 PDUs

Barcodes and Beyond: Getting your Products to Global Markets

(Delivered in partnership with GS1 Canada)

Participation in workshops, seminars, webinars, and/or training events 1 PDU

 

Pre-Approved PDU Activities Delivered by External Providers

 

Event / Activity

Provider Date Fee PD Activity

Max. # of PDUs

How to Expand Your Market Globally - Pathways to Global Expansion Invest Hamilton Niagara 21 Nov 2023 Free Participation in workshops, seminars, webinars, and/or training events 1.5 PDUs
Grow your Exports Leveraging eCommerce – Go Online! International Business and Technology 6 Dec 2023 Free Participation in workshops, seminars, webinars, and/or training events 1 PDU
Global Economic Outlook: How to prepare for 2024 Export Development Canada (EDC) 7 Dec 2023 Free Participation in workshops, seminars, webinars, and/or training events 1 PDU
Global Trade Masterclass - Digital and Technology Global Trade Department 14 Dec 2023 Free Participation in workshops, seminars, webinars, and/or training events 1 PDU

Advanced Training Program for Trade Commissioners

TCS, Global Affairs Canada Ongoing   Trainees:
In-service training provided by employers including, but not limited to, lunch and learn sessions
18.5 PDUs
Facilitators:
Presentation/delivery of a course, workshop, seminar, webinar, training event, podcast and/or vodcast
49.5 PDUs*
Sustainability & Financial Success for Exporters Saskatchewan Trade and Export Partnership (STEP) 23 Jan 2024 Free Participation in workshops, seminars, webinars, and/or training events 1 PDU

Incoterms® 2020: The new rules of trade

Export Development Canada (EDC) 12 Feb 2024 Free Participation in workshops, seminars, webinars, and/or training events 1 PDU
Negotiating payment terms for optimal cash flow Export Development Canada (EDC) 22 Feb 2024 Free Participation in workshops, seminars, webinars, and/or training events 1 PDU
Accessing the United Kingdom (U.K.) Agri-Food Market Saskatchewan Trade and Export Partnership (STEP) 22 Feb 2024 Free Participation in workshops, seminars, webinars, and/or training events 1.5 PDUs
Navigating the Future: 2024 Trends in International Trade Mondaq / Diaz Trade Law 12 March 2024 Free Self-paced online learning 1 PDU

Mastering Incoterms 2020 to succeed internationally

Export Development Canada (EDC) 21 March 2024 Free Participation in workshops, seminars, webinars, and/or training events 1 PDU
Unlocking Success in the US Value-Added Food Market Saskatchewan Trade and Export Partnership (STEP) 21 March 2024 Free Participation in workshops, seminars, webinars, and/or training events 1 PDU
Creación de una Estrategia de Mercadotecnia de Exportación (only available in Spanish) ITC SME Trade Academy Start Date:
25 March 2024
Free Self-paced online learning 4 PDUs

Diversify your global markets to hedge against risks

Export Development Canada (EDC) 18 April 2024 Free Participation in workshops, seminars, webinars, and/or training events 1 PDU
Setting Up an Export Marketing Strategy ITC SME Trade Academy

Start Date:
13 May 2024

Free Self-paced online learning 4 PDUs
Introduction to Blockchain for Trade ITC SME Trade Academy
Start Date:
20 May 2024
Free Self-paced online learning 4 PDUs
Export Finance and Payments ITC SME Trade Academy
Start Date:
20 May 2024
Free Self-paced online learning 12 PDUs
Considering Export Markets ITC SME Trade Academy
Start Date:
3 June 2024
Free Self-paced online learning 4 PDUs
Expanding Canadian Businesses: Strategies for Success in Europe and the Middle East Halton Region Start Date:
5 June 2024
Free Participation in workshops, seminars, webinars, and/or training events 1.5 PDUs
Internationalization of Digital Businesses ITC SME Trade Academy Start Date:
1 July 2024
Free Self-paced online learning 4 PDUs
How to Analyse Trade Flows ITC SME Trade Academy

Start Date:
8 July 2024

Free Self-paced online learning 4 PDUs
Introduction to International Transport and Logistics ITC SME Trade Academy Start Date:
22 July, 2024
Free Self-paced online learning 4 PDUs
Helping SMEs Generate Export Business ITC SME Trade Academy Start Date:
August 26, 2024
Free Self-paced online learning 4 PDUs
New Exporters to Border States (NEBS) Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade

Start Date:
September 4, 2024

Free Participation in workshops, seminars, webinars, and/or training events 3 PDUs

 

* Please note that the number of PDUs earned within each 3-year certification cycle cannot exceed 30