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The Certified Trade Finance Professional (CTFP) is a unique programme providing up-to-the-minute training and certification on key trade finance products, techniques and compliance issues.

Certified Trade Finance Professional (CTFP)

Certified Trade Finance Professional (CTFP)

The CTFP is the first advanced-level trade finance programme aimed at product and relationship managers—as well as executives from management, credit,
legal and compliance functions.

Course structure

Comprising five core e-courses and four electives, the industry-validated syllabus was developed by a group of leading trade finance experts drawn from ICC’s Banking Commission. Each e-course has been tailor-made to develop the skills needed to sell, deliver and process global trade finance solutions.

Core modules

  • Advanced Documentary Credits
  • Advanced Guarantees
  • Advanced Supply Chain Finance
  • Advanced Working Capital for Trade
  • Export Finance

Elective options (select four)

  • Advanced Commodity Finance
  • Advanced Standby Letters of Credit
  • Digital Trade Finance and Fintechs
  • Managing Trade Operations
  • Managing Trade Sales
  • Managing Trade Products


After completing all learning modules, candidates take an exam based on the knowledge delivered through the CTFP’s five core courses. ICC Academy examinations are proctored “live” via the Internet. The passing grade is set at 70%. Candidates who pass the examination will be issued an accredited certificate for the programme and may use the “CTFP” designation—the new global standard for trade professionals.

Key features of the CTFP

  • Industry-leading trade financing training
  • Dynamic digital learning platform
  • Multi-level modular training
  • Each course is developed by an industry-leading professional
  • Trackable learning progress at Bank level
  • Study anywhere and anytime
  • Exams: proctored “live” online

Exemptions for CDCS® and CDSG® holders

Holders of The London Institute of Banking & Finance’s Certificate for Documentary Credit Specialists (CDCS®) and/or Certificate for Specialists in Demand Guarantees and (CDSG®) can access a core module pack using their credit exemptions at a special reduced rate. Professionals around the world can use this opportunity not only for career advancement but also to enhance international trade finance knowledge and master key aspects of products and services.


The price for the full CTFP certification is US$1,799. This includes access to all five core e-courses and six electives, in addition to a one time attempt at the assessment examination. For individual courses, pricing begins at US$200.

To learn more about this programme, please visit: icc.academy.

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