ICC ACADEMY


The ICC Academy is the world business organization’s ground-breaking e-learning platform. It delivers online certification and professional development services to meet the educational needs of banks, corporates and other organisations at the forefront of international trade.

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Academy was founded in 2015 to set an international standard for testing the knowledge of practitioners in various industries.

It is recognized by private and multilateral institutions and governments. Its certification programme curriculum covers concepts and skills that one can use at all stages of their career. The ICC Academy is a part of the Paris-based International Chamber of Commerce. The ICC network includes 6.5 million businesses in more than 130 countries, including many of the world’s largest companies, SMEs, business associations and local chambers of commerce.

OFFERINGS

It provides a wide range of products and services to support its certification programmes, including: E-learning, accredited events and webinars across a range of subjects which reflect the activity of the 12 commissions of the ICC.

The ICC Academy offers valuable networking opportunities through the platform and the events, mentoring and access to high profile experts. Individuals can connect with industry professionals to exchange ideas, build their own network, and discuss issues on key topics created specifically to adapt to the courses they are interested in.

Certification Programmes

Overview

The ICC Academy currently offers three certification programmes: an introductory-level certificate providing a comprehensive understanding of trade finance products ( Global Trade Certificate), an advanced level certificate providing an in-depth knowledge of trade finance products and techniques (Certified Trade Finance Professional) and a certification programme providing comprehensive and practical knowledge on how to conduct export/import transactions and manage an international business (Export/Import Certificate). http://icc.academy/certifications/#courses-overview.


GLOBAL TRADE CERTIFICATE (GTC)

The Global Trade Certificate (GTC) is an introductory-level certificate providing a comprehensive understanding of trade finance products – from letters of credit through to supply chain financing techniques. It’s an ideal programme for professionals wanting to build an understanding of the nuts and bolts of global trade.

To try out our Global Trade Certificate (GTC), simply login or sign up for free here. When you are logged into the system, simply click on “Training Catalogue” and select “GTC Demo”.

 

Who’s already taking the GTC?

CORPORATES

Corporate treasury executives, Legal officers, Compliance officers and Business Development officers.

BANKS AND OTHER FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS

Specialists within the Transaction Banking function, generalists from Relationship Management and Agri-Commodities teams, Legal & Compliance officers, Risk Management officers and other key support staff. How it works?

The e-courses are delivered via our Learning Management System (LMS) using innovative tools for combining digital learning with industry-centric community discussions. The courses include videos, animations, case studies, and a self-assessment section and are available to take at any time – anywhere in the world. You can stop and re-start your training at where you left it and analyse your progress as well as the knowledge on separate subjects. 

Please note that you need to sign up for free before taking this certification. 

Language

All of the online courses for this certificate are available in English.

Assessment

To obtain the certificate, you must complete the GTC Examination. The 60 minute examination is live proctored via the internet, it is possible to complete the assessment at home while ensuring the integrity of the examination. The pass grade is set at 70%.

Upon passing the examination, learners will be issued an accredited certificate for the program. You can then use the “GTC” designation.

Price US$1499


This price includes Premium Membership of the ICC Academy for a 12 month period, access to the 6 core online training courses, all elective courses as well as a one-time attempt at the assessment exam.

Renewal of Certificate

In order to maintain the GTC designation, it is necessary to obtain 20 credits every 36 months.

How to Renew?

To obtain the remaining 20 credits, you can choose from the following elective options which include e-courses or in-person training (ICC Academy accredited events).

Advanced Level

Upon completion of the Certificate, you can continue your learning process with the Certified Trade Finance Professional certification – an advanced level certificate providing in-depth knowledge of trade finance products and techniques.

The Academic Committee

The Academic Committee oversees the development of ICC Academy courses.
The current Academic Committee is composed as follows:

  • Co-Chair: Alexander Malaket, Representative if the ICC Banking Commission
  • Co-Chair: Daniel Kok, Managing Director, ICC Academy
  • Members: Marc Auboin, Counsellor in the Economic Research and Statistics Division of the World Trade Organization
  • Dani Cotti, Founder & Managing Director of Cotti Trade & Treasury
  • Rodrigo Daleffe Aires. Executive Director Trade & International and Agribusiness, Banco Santander Mexico
  • Gina Lim, Group Director, Trade Services & Policy at International Enterprise Singapore
  • Kah Chye Tan, ‎CEO at Tin Hill Capital
  • Rudolf Putz, Head of Trade Facilitation Programme, European Bank of Reconstruction and Development
  • Mike Quinn, Managing Director and Global Head of Traditional Trade at JPMorgan Chase Bank
  • Dan Taylor, Principal DLTAYLOR Consulting, LLC.

CERTIFIED TRADE

FINANCE PROFESSIONAL (CTFP)

This advanced level certificate provides in-depth knowledge of trade finance products. Using case studies and with an emphasis on analysis of real-world scenarios, the certificate includes an intensive online program and focuses on key trade finance products, techniques and compliance issues.

The CTFP is the gold standard in trade finance certifications and recognized internationally by financial institutions, governments and regulators. It’s the only advanced trade finance training aimed at front- and middle-office professionals from banks and corporates.

To try out the CTFP, simply login or sign up for free here. When you are logged into the system, simply click on “Training Catalogue” and select “CTFP Demo”.

THE CTFP IS TARGETED AT EXPERIENCED PRACTITIONERS

  • Specialists within the Transaction Banking function
  • Senior Corporate Banking Relationship Managers
  • Senior Corporate Treasury Professionals
  • Holders of CDCS / CSDG / CITF / GTC Certifications

In consideration of previously attained qualifications that have been kept current through the appropriate re-certifications, the following credits will be awarded to provide for the appropriate exemptions:

CDCS – 20 credits (exemption from all 4 elective courses)
CSDG – 20 credits (exemption from all 4 elective courses)
CITF – 15 credits (exemption from 3 elective courses)
GTC – 15 credits (exemption from 3 elective courses)

To be exempted from the electives, please write to our Technology Director Federica.Peloso@icc.academy. In your e-mail, kindly attach the following:

  • Proof of previous certification.
  • Information on how many numbers of credits you are asking the exemption for and;
  • For which courses you would like to receive the recognition for.

The support team will then approve the credits, subject to terms, conditions or limitations, and will provide further information on the study process.

WHY TAKE THE CTFP?

  • Get a comprehensive overview of the trade finance business with a front/middle office focus
  • Career management tool for senior practitioners and/or high potential talent
  • Advanced certification for holders of CDCS / CSDG / GTC Certifications

How it works?

The e-courses are delivered via our Learning Management System (LMS) using innovative tools for combining digital learning with industry-centric community discussions. The courses include videos, animations, case studies, and a self-assessment section and are available to take at any time – anywhere in the world. You can stop and re-start your training at where you left it and analyse your progress as well as the knowledge on separate subjects.

Please note that you need to sign up for free before taking this certification.

Language

All of the online courses for this certificate are available in English.

Assessment

In order to obtain the certificate, you must complete the CTFP Examination. The 60 minute examination is live proctored via the internet, it is possible to complete the assessment at home while ensuring the integrity of the examination. The pass grade is set at 70%.

Upon passing the examination, learners will be issued an accredited certificate for the program. You can then use the “CTFP” designation.

Price Full Certificate US$1799

This price includes Premium Membership of the ICC Academy for a 12 month period, access to the 5 core online training courses, all elective courses as well as a one-time attempt at the assessment exam.

Core CTFP US$650 for Premium Members / US$749 for New Members

This package includes access to the 5 core online training courses, as well as a one-time attempt at the assessment exam. The Core Package is aimed at the holders of CDCS/CSDG/CITF/GTC certifications only. Holders can request access to the purchase page. Access is granted upon requirement verification. Based on the credits exemption, the following applies:

  • CDCS/ CSDG holders – has access to core courses and the Exam only and can get certified without taking any of the elective courses. However, if CDCS/CSDG holds want to take an individual elective course, it has to be purchased separately.
  • GTC/CITF holder – has access to core courses and the Exam only and in order to get certified, have to meet additional requirement – to buy and complete at least one elective course.

Renewal of Certificate

In order to maintain the CTFP designation, it is necessary to obtain 24 credits every 36 months.

How to renew?

To obtain the remaining 24 credits, you can choose from the following elective options which include e-courses or in-person training (ICC Academy accredited events).

EXPORT/IMPORT CERTIFICATE (EIC)


Export/Import Certificate (EIC) is a certification programme providing comprehensive and practical knowledge on how to conduct export/import transactions and manage an international business. Developed by a top expert from the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the Certificate covers a wide range of subjects on international business transactions and contracts, export and import finance and security devices, international logistics, shipping and sourcing. This easy-to-understand certification programme is a detailed reference for any experienced practitioner.

Who’s taking the EIC?

International trade professionals – export and import managers, trade finance bankers, forwarders and carriers, customs brokers, private and government inspectors and auditors, insurance providers, trade lawyers and trade promotion executives.

How it works?

The e-courses are delivered via our Learning Management System (LMS) using innovative tools for combining digital learning with industry-centric community discussions. The courses include videos, animations, case studies, and a self-assessment section and are available to take at any time – anywhere in the world. You can stop and re-start your training at where you left it and analyse your progress as well as the knowledge on separate subjects.
Please note that you need to sign up for free before taking this certification.

Language

All of the online courses for this certificate are available in English.

Assessment

After completing all 5 courses, the examination will be made available for your completion. The examination is based only on the core courses and will be proctored ‘live’ via the Internet. The pass grade is set at 70%.

Upon passing the examination, learners will be issued an accredited certificate for the program, and may use the “EIC” designation.

Price Full Certificate US$699

This price includes Premium Membership of the ICC Academy for a 12 month period, access to the 5 online training courses as well as a one-time attempt at the assessment exam.

For individual courses, pricing begins at US$150 and participants earn a certification upon completion.

ICC CODE FOR ETHICAL MARKETING AND ADVERTISING (EMA)

Celebrating 80-years of industry guidance, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has partnered with the ICC Academy to deliver an innovative online course on responsible advertising and marketing practice.

This programme builds upon years of expertise on ethical practices through dozens of real-life examples.

Anyone doing business internationally should be well-versed on this topic to build strong consumer trust and confidence.

Our Programme

This ICC course expands on a programme initially developed with the international business school INSEAD.  Its purpose is to promote global awareness and use of ICC’s internationally-recognised Marketing and Advertising Codes, and is aimed at developing the skills needed to create, design and deliver responsible marketing communications.

By following this course you learn about the core principles of the ICC Code – the gold standard for international best practice and the global reference for international advertising self-regulation.  You will learn about how to market products responsibly from a corporate and professional perspective; and how to avoid exposing your company to risks, by exploring the impact that regulation, ethical considerations and cultural differences across national and international markets have on the practice of advertising.

Course Structure

Our 2-hour interactive course will take you through pivotal case studies to understand the principles at the heart of global advertising codes – applicable across every industry.

  • Lesson 1 – What is the ICC Code?
  • Lesson 2 – Importance of Ethical Advertising
  • Lesson 3 – Ethical Principles relating to Customers
  • Lesson 4 – Ethical Principles relating to Digital Marketing
  • Lesson 5 – Ethical Principles relating to Society
  • Lesson 6 – Ethical Principles relating to Competitors
  • Lesson 7 – Conclusion

Pricing Model

This course will be available to everyone, free of charge.  For professionals wishing to solidify their commitment to the ICC Code, we will be offering a formal examination for a nominal fee of US$200.

Courses


Overview

The e-courses are delivered via our Learning Management System (LMS) using innovative tools for combining digital learning with industry-centric community discussions. The courses include videos, animations, case studies, and a self-assessment section. You can stop and re-start your training at where you left it and analyse your progress and understanding of individual subjects. All of the online courses are available in English. http://icc.academy/courses/#courses-overview