Certificate for Specialists in Demand Guarantees

CSDG develops practical knowledge and expertise in the use of guarantees including industry rules, legislation and the challenges relating to demand guarantees and standby credits.

About the qualification

The Certificate for Specialists in Demand Guarantees will develop your understanding of industry rules, legislation and the challenges relating to demand guarantees and standby letters of credit. After studying CSDG, you will be able to demonstrate a high level of expertise in the complex issues associated with demand guarantee best practice.

Studying CSDG covers

  • Demand guarantees – including tender, performance and advance payment
  • Indemnities, Suretyships and standby letters of credit and how they compare
  • Scope of industry rules including URDG 758 and ISP98
  • Parties involved in demand guarantees and their roles and obligations
  • Risk issues, including types, control and mitigations
  • Impact of external factors including governing law and force majeure

The Certificate for Specialists in Demand Guarantees is a Level 4 qualification registered with Ofqual in the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF).


Registration fee £615
When to apply? Registrations are open all year round
No. of modules       One
Study type This qualification is on demand. Everything is online and you can study at a pace that suits you.
North/South Simon Crowther
Paris spécialités Marie Bertrand
Study material CSDG is a self-study qualification and following registration you will receive online access to the study resources covering the syllabus and containing review questions and activities. You will be learning  on our new VLE Brightspace.
Assessment type

CSDG is assessed through a 3-hour and 15 minute multiple-choice examination split into two sections:

  • Section A - 50 multiple-choice questions
  • Section B - 10 standalone multiple-choice questions, one case study with 6 linked multiple-choice questions and 6 simulation exercises
Assessment provider You can book your exam at one of our designated test centres around the world.

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New Registration Fee        £615
Discount for Indian Candidates £59
Net Registration Fee £556
Exam Resit Fee £350
Recertification fee £200
Exam deferral fee




Register here: https://secure2.libf.ac.uk/tradefinance/registration.aspx?qualcode=csdg

For more details, please visit: https://www.libf.ac.uk/study/professional-qualifications/trade-finance/certificate-for-specialists-in-demand-guarantees-(csdg)