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Learn how to sell, deliver and process global trade finance solutions with our advanced, professional certificate

Why take this certificate:

Expand your career options:
Stay certified and qualify yourself for senior trade finance positions at leading banks and financial institutions where the CTFP is often a pre-requisite to be considered for the job

Be more confident with clients:
100% of CTFP graduates said they felt more confident at work after completing the course. Use your new expertise to take an active role in educating your colleagues and proposing solutions to your clients

Become the trade finance expert:
The CTFP is an advanced level professional certificate that will give you an in-depth and up-to-date knowledge of trade finance solutions. Our students are sometimes the first people at their institution to hold this qualification

Get internationally recognised:
The CTFP is an ICC, industry-leading trade finance qualification, accredited by the London Institute of Banking and Finance as well as the Institute of Banking and Finance Singapore.

100 years of experience:
The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), has been defining commercial rules for the last century and our courses are created by an unrivalled roster of international experts

24/7 access:
All our courses are online meaning they can be taken at any time of day, from anywhere in the world. Learn at your own pace

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Holders of the following certificates from the London Institute of Banking and Finance – Certificate for Documentary Credit Specialists (CDCS); Certificate for Specialists in Demand Guarantees (CSDG); Certificate in Trade and International Finance (CITF) – as well as the ICC Academy’s own GTC programme, can now receive credit points towards recertification.

The Certified Trade Finance Professional (CTFP) will give students an in-depth knowledge of trade finance products.  Using detailed case studies (16 in total) and an emphasis on real-world scenarios, this intensive online programme focuses on key trade finance products, techniques and compliance issues.

The industry-validated syllabus was developed by a group of 13 leading trade finance experts drawn from ICC’s Banking Commission. Each course has been tailor-made to develop the skills needed to sell, deliver and process global trade finance solutions.


“The CTFP course has boosted my career prospects. Apart from earning a promotion late last year, I now possess the knowledge and expertise required to function effectively in all the key aspects of the trade finance business (operations, product development and sales). This has renewed opportunities for progression in my career. All these would not be possible without my exposure to the CTFP course.”

Muyiwa Esan
Access Bank, Nigeria

“I have noticed that the head hunter and people active in trade finance sector are more interested in my profile and I hope it can help me to grow up with a promotion or with a new role.”

Andrea Pagamici
BNP Paribas, Italy

“The core topics covered in CTFP were very relevant to my job scope in Transaction Banking sales and allowed me to be more confident when discussing these topics.”

Benny Lim
MUFG, Singapore

“Having completed the CTFP programme, I can now easily negotiate/facilitate any sorts of transactions clients propose.”

Mohammad Nasir
Southeast Bank, Bangladesh

“Banks’ involvement in International trade is quite different in the Pacific (Fiji) compared to my past experience in Sri Lanka. Introducing trade products to the bank staff as well as the customers continue to be a challenge. I needed to place my exposure in various areas of trade operations in context in a structured manner to be able to share knowledge. This course has provided that platform for me.”

Gayani Senewiratne
HFC Bank, Fiji

Certificate Structure

Total Courses

5 or 6 required)


45 Hours

Case Studies



60 min



WHO is THIS Certificate FOR?

  1. Banks (Front Office)
  • Confidently explain the importance of trade finance solutions and the structures that govern them – including bank guarantees, supply chain finance, standby letters of credit and more
  • Understand the critical role of the trade finance sales person within the banking organization and how it is defined by the institution’s strategy and sales approach
  • Get to grips with the fintech ecosystem and develop an enhanced awareness of the potential impact of new technologies such as blockchain and alternative finance providers
  • Develop a balanced view of the effectiveness, scope, and scalability of current supply chain finance products and how to identify the right solution for your clients


Daniel Cotti

Founder & Managing Director of Cotti Trade & Treasury and Chairman of the Board for Bolero International

Buddy Baker

Vice President, Goldman Sachs

Andrea Hauptmann

Senior Director, Head of Guarantees Department, Raiffeisen Bank International

Henri d'Ambrieres

Advisory Services – Export, Trade and Project Finance, HDA CONSEIL

John Bujega

Managing Director, Trade Advisory Network

Lionel Taylor

Managing Director, Trade Advisory Network

Alexander R. Malaket

President, OPUS Advisory Services International Inc

Anand Pande

Founder GPP, ex Global Head of Trade RBS, ex Managing Director Transaction Banking Citi

Michael McKenzie

COO & EVP, ansrsource. Ex Managing Director JP Morgan

Kim Fui Liew

Senior Vice-President, Global Transaction Services, DBS Bank


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