The London Institute of Banking &


Certificate for Documentary Credit Specialists (CDCS®)

CDCS is the benchmark international qualification for the documentary credits sector. Studying this qualification enables you to enhance your practical knowledge and understanding of the complex issues associated with documentary credit practice. It provides you with the required skills to perform effectively in a fast-paced commercial international trade environment.

Studying this qualification develops core knowledge and understanding of the following areas:

  • Documentary credits - types, characteristics and uses, including standby credits
  • Rules and trade terms, including UCP 600, ISP98, ISBP 745, Incoterms® 2010 and URR 725
  • Parties to documentary credit transactions and their roles and obligations
  • Types and methods of payment / credit used in documentary credit transactions, including the concept of autonomy
  • Types of transport, commercial and financial documents used in documentary credit transactions
  • Risk issues, including types of risks, control and possible mitigations
  • Related products, including letters of indemnity, air way releases and steamship guarantees
  • Implications of breaching rules including money laundering and terrorist financing

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