International Business Certification—Academic Path to the CITP Designation
The Academic Path to the Certified International Trade Professional (CITP) designation is a great option for students and people seeking a new career in international business. This path is ideal if you have little or no international trade training or experience.
Step 1: Complete the FITTskills Training Program or Equivalent Courses
The FITTskills program focuses on helping you develop the core competencies that are essential to succeeding in today’s competitive global marketplace. By working through the eight FITTskills courses, or equivalent transferable FITT-accredited courses, you’ll develop industry-validated knowledge and skills and you’ll satisfy the educational requirements for the CITP designation.
Learn more about our FITTskills international business courses.
Global Business Environment
International Trade Finance
Global Supply Chain Management
International Market Entry Strategies
International Trade Research
Legal Aspects of International Trade
International Trade Management
Earn Professional Credentials for Taking FITTskills and FITT-Accredited Courses
Here at FITT, we recognize your development as a FITTskills international business student with the following prestigious credentials:
Step 2: Professional Examination
If you’ve taken all 8 FITTskills courses then you’re exempt from writing the Professional Examination.
Verify whether or not you need to write the Professional Examination. View our Credentials page, or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Register for the Professional Examination
Step 3: Complete, or prove, at least 12 months of international business experience
The application of your international business knowledge is just as important as acquiring it. So, to apply for your CITP designation, you must complete a minimum of 12 months of professional experience in a position where the majority of your responsibilities relate to international trade.
To see if your experience qualifies, review our professional experience requirements, or contact us at email@example.com.
Final Step: Prepare your CITP application and apply online
Once you’ve met the educational and work experience requirements for the CITP designation, you can prepare your CITP application. Submit your application along with a detailed and up-to-date CV and contact information for two individuals who can attest to your global business experience, such as clients, colleagues or supervisors.
For more information or assistance, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org / 800.561.3488 ext. 108. Or, if you’re ready, apply online today!