International Business Certification—Paths to the CITP Designation
The Certified International Trade Professional (CITP) designation is the world’s leading professional designation for people who do business globally. Start earning your CITP designation by selecting the path that’s right for you:
Academic Path—For students and individuals seeking a new career
Complete the eight FITTskills courses, or equivalent, online or with any of our educational partners to get started. You’ll learn first-hand from seasoned international trade professionals, and you’ll develop the skills and knowledge required for success in today’s competitive global markets.
Professional Path—For international business graduates and working professionals
Here at FITT, we recognize your prior learning and experience and encourage you to use it toward earning your CITP designation. Professionals and graduates can obtain exemptions from FITTskills courses through our Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) process. PLAR enables you to earn credits for your previous international trade education and experience.
Executive Path—For experienced international business applicants
Highly experienced professionals (10+ years) who’ve already achieved success in the field of global trade can apply for their designation directly without having to re-acquire established knowledge.
SME Accelerated Accreditation Path—For FITTskills and FITT-accredited course instructors
Have you taught our FITTskills courses? If so, you may qualify for exemptions for courses you’ve taught using our SME Accelerated Accreditation Path (SME AA). SME AA enables you to obtain credits without having to re-acquire established knowledge.
Still not sure where you fit in? Contact us today to find the path that’s right for you: firstname.lastname@example.org / 800.561.3488 ext. 108
The CITP© designation is trademarked as FIBP© (FITT International Business Professional) in the United States and Europe. These two appellations represent the exact same designation.