The Global Trade Certificate (GTC) is a front/middle office focused introductory-level certificate providing a comprehensive understanding of trade finance products – from letters of credit through to supply chain financing techniques. Targeted at product specialists with less than 5 years’ experience and generalists – managers from relationship management, credit, legal and compliance functions.
Those who complete the certificate increase their professional value through a better understanding of trade finance products and techniques. They also get recognition for their expertise through the use of the ‘GTC’ professional designation.
CorporatesCorporate treasury executives, Legal officers, Compliance officers and Business Development officers.
Banks and other financial institutionsSpecialists within the Transaction Banking function, generalists from Relationship Management and Agri-Commodities teams, Legal & Compliance officers, Risk Management officers and other key support staff.
How it works?
In order to complete the certificate, a total of 90 Professional Development Credits (PDCs) are required. The 6 core e-courses below are obligatory and allow you to obtain 60 PDCs. To obtain the remaining 30 PDCs, you can choose from the elective options which include e-courses or in-person training (ICC Academy accredited events).
The e-courses are delivered via our Learning Management System (LMS) using innovative tools for combining digital learning with industry-centric community discussions. The courses include videos, animations, case studies, and a self-assessment section and are available to take at any time – anywhere in the world.
Please note that you need to be a member to take this certification.
6 core e-courses (60 PDCs)
Elective options (30 PDCs required)
All of the online courses for this certificate are available in English.
In order to obtain the certificate, you must complete the GTC Examination. The 60 minute examination is live proctored via the internet, it is possible to complete the assessment at home while ensuring the integrity of the examination. The pass grade is set at 70%.
Upon passing the examination, learners will be issued an accredited certificate for the program. You can then use the “GTC” designation.
This price includes membership of the ICC Academy for a 12 month period, access to the 6 core online training courses, 3 elective courses as well as a one-time attempt at the assessment exam.
Renewal of Certificate
In order to maintain the GTC designation, it is necessary to obtain 30 PDCs every 24 months.
How to renew?
To obtain the remaining 30 PDCs, you can choose from the following elective options which include e-courses or in-person training (ICC Academy accredited events).