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Membership Categories—Forum for International Trade Training

Become a member of FITT and gain special access to a variety of programs, publications and services that have been developed specifically for international business professionals.

 

CERTIFIED MEMBERSHIP

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Certified Membership is reserved for individuals who’ve achieved the Certified International Trade Professional (CITP) designation—the highest mark of professionalism in international trade, and the leading designation of its kind in Canada.

How do I qualify to become a Certified Member with FITT?

The Certified Membership category is directly linked to the CITP designation. To earn this designation you must:

  • Complete the educational requirements by achieving the FITT Diploma, or equivalent
  • Have a minimum of one year experience in international trade
  • Provide us with two sponsors who support your application and can confirm your international trade experience
  • Adhere to the FITT Ethical Code of Conduct
  • Agree to be a Certified Member in good standing by paying annual certification dues

How long does this membership last once I’ve been approved?
Our Certified Membership lasts for one year from the date you pay your certification dues.

How much does Certified Membership cost?
Certified Membership is $270 per year, plus applicable taxes.

What are the benefits of becoming a CITP?
The benefits provided to our CITPs include:

  • A designation that proves your level of knowledge and expertise in international trade,
  • The use of CITP in your professional correspondence, such as business cards, email signature, bio, etc.
  • Access to Harvard ManageMentor 11 professional development series
  • Access to publications provided daily, weekly and monthly by I.E.Canada and Export Development Canada
  • Access to trade and educational resources through a password-protected members-only website
  • Career growth and advancement opportunities through Goinglobal.com
  • Access to an online Membership Directory
  • Opportunity to promote your expertise in international trade competencies through and to present yourself for speaking engagements through the CITP Speakers Bureau
  • Access to our online Discussion Forum
  • Promotional support for international trade training and the CITP designation
  • Invitations to FITT and FITT-partner events, with discounts for FITT and affiliate members
  • Opportunity to elect CITP Board Members as vacancies come available

 
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CORPORATE MEMBERSHIP

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FITT Corporate Membership provides organizations with a competitive advantage in the field of international business. Our ongoing corporate benefits are specifically tailored to enhance your company’s public image as a leader in the global trade industry, while ensuring your employees have ongoing access to professional development and networking opportunities.

Is my company eligible?
Corporate Membership is available to any business that pays membership dues.

How long does the membership last once we’ve signed up?
Our Corporate Membership lasts for one year from the date you pay your membership dues.

What does Corporate Membership cost?
Corporate Membership is an investment of $695 per year, plus applicable taxes.

What are the benefits to my organization?
Company-specific benefits include:

  • A Corporate Member certificate, which you can display for employees and clients
  • An annual marketing-outreach opportunity to other FITT Members
  • A complimentary electronic set of our most current FITTskills Textbooks—eight in total available on request
  • Opportunities to partner with us for specialized training
  • Member rates for staff attending FITT events
  • Member rates for staff attending FITT-sponsored or co-sponsored workshops and seminars
  • Free 100-word job postings in FITT’s publications
  • Free 100-word company profile and logo hyperlinked to your corporate website posted on FITT’s website
  • Recognition as a Corporate Member in various FITT publications
  • Identification as a Corporate Member in the exhibit hall when exhibiting at FITT conferences*
  • Identification as a Corporate Member in FITT’s online conference*-communications
  • A discount on the purchasing price of an exhibitor booth at FITT’s conferences*, based on availability

*FITT does not hold a conference every year. Regional events are occasionally held in lieu of an annual conference, at which time corporate identification can be discussed.

Employee-specific benefits include access to:

  • Publications provided daily, weekly and monthly by I.E.Canada and Export Development Canada
  • Trade and educational resources in the members-only section of the FITT website
  • Our online Membership Directory
  • The CITP Speakers Bureau, which provides the ability to search through qualified CITPs for potential speakers
  • Our online Discussion Forum
  • Promotional support for international trade training and the CITP
  • Invitations to FITT and FITT-partner events, with discounts for FITT and FITT-affiliate members
  • Member pricing on FITTskills textbooks and Going Global participant guides 

 
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GENERAL MEMBERSHIP

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Our General Members are professionals with a vested interest in the international trade industry. We provide them with an established network of business connections, countless opportunities for skill and knowledge development, and access to the latest news and discussions relating to international business.

Do I qualify for FITT General Membership?
Yes! Our General Membership is available to any individual who pays membership dues.

How long does the General Membership last once I’ve joined?
The membership lasts for one year from the date you pay your membership dues.

What is the cost of this membership?
General Membership is $100 per year, plus applicable taxes.

What are the benefits of being a General Member with FITT?
Benefits include:

  • Access to trade and educational resources through a password-protected members-only website
  • Discounts on professional development, such as $50 off FITTskills Online tuition through FITT and KnowledgeOne
  • Exclusive access to Harvard ManageMentor 11 professional development series
  • Career growth and advancement opportunities through Goinglobal.com
  • Access to publications provided daily, weekly and monthly by I.E.Canada and Export Development Canada
  • Access to our online Membership Directory
  • Access to the CITP Speakers Bureau to search through qualified CITPs for potential speakers
  • Access to our online Discussion Forum
  • Promotional support for international trade training and the CITP
  • Invitations to FITT and FITT-partner events, with discounts for FITT and affiliate members!

 
Click here to apply now! 

 

STUDENT MEMBERSHIP

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FITT provides its Student Members with exclusive access to international business information and resources to help them get the most out of their studies. We offer discounted training and development options, networking and mentoring opportunities and a career database to help them continue on the path to global business success. And all at an affordable, discounted price!

Do I qualify for FITT Student Membership?
You must be a full-time student in a business program at a FITT-recognized institution to apply for Student Membership.

How long does the Student Membership last once I’ve joined?
The membership lasts for one year from the date you pay your membership dues.

What is the cost of this membership? 
Student Membership is $40 per year, plus applicable taxes.

What are the benefits of being a Student Member with FITT?
Benefits include:

  • Access to trade and educational resources through a password-protected members-only website
  • Career growth and advancement opportunities through Goinglobal.com
  • Access to publications provided daily, weekly and monthly by I.E.Canada and Export Development Canada
  • Access to our online Membership Directory
  • Access to the CITP Speakers Bureau to search through qualified CITPs for potential speakers
  • Online Discussion Forum
  • Promotional support for international trade training and the CITP
  • Invitations to FITT and FITT-partner events, with discounts for FITT and affiliate members

 
Click here to apply now!