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International Trade Certificate

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NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement), APEC (Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation) & the new WTO (World Trade Organization) agreements are revolutionizing international trade and creating millions of new business opportunities. Responsive to standards and demands of industry for training in this field, Brighton College has become a platinum accredited partner with FITT (Forum for International Trade Training) to deliver our program.

Admission Requirements

  • High school diploma (or equivalent) or mature student status;
  • Domestic: Grade 10 English or pass College English assessment; International student: IELTS 6.0 proof (or equivalent) or pass College English assessment

The International Trade Program is Accredited by:


Students will receive the following certifications upon successful completion of program and required exams:

  • Brighton International Trade and Freight Forwarding Diploma
  • FITTskills Diploma, with at least one year of work experience, eligible for the Certified International Trade Professional (C.I.T.P.) designation
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    A Career without Boundaries


  • Entry-level Jobs
  • Import/Export Coordinator
  • Customs Broker Assistant
  • Freight Forwarder
  • Import Export Sales Clerk
  • Traffic Scheduling - Carrier
  • International Broker / Agent
  • International Trade Consultant
  • Career Paths
  • Customs Agent (CCRS Training Required)
  • Procurement Clerk (Purchasing Course may be Required)
  • DFAIT Researcher (Research Diploma may be Required)
  • DFAIT Country Desk Officer (Call Centre)

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FITT150, 40 Hours, 2 Weeks | Global Business Environment
This course provides a comprehensive overview of key aspects of global business in the 21st century. Whether the participant is looking for general information, is seriously considering getting involved or is already participating in global trade, this course provides important information on the key elements of the global business environment.

Skills and Benefits Acquired - Planning, Forward Thinking, Advising
FITT250, 40 Hours, 2 Weeks | Global Supply Chain Management
This course describes the essential basics of global supply chain management. It explains the importance of supply chain management in the success of all international trade ventures, including the exporting and importing of raw materials and finished products. Standard trade documentation and Incoterms are also covered. Additional topics include the principles for managing production, inventory, delivery and returns as well as methods to reduce supply chain risk and enhance performance.

Skills and Benefits Acquired - Managing, Coordinating, Organizing
FITT350, 40 Hours, 2 Weeks | International Trade Finance
This course provides an introduction to an important but poorly understood element of international commerce: trade finance. Payment, risk mitigation and financing, as well as access to timely information—about both the financial flow and the flow of goods and services—are all areas of concern for both importers and exporters. In addition to understanding the financial elements of international trade, providing or gaining access to competitive trade finance is a critical element in enabling and facilitating the successful conclusion of international trade transactions.

Skills and Benefits Acquired - Analytical Skills, Critical Analysis, Financing
FITT450, 40 Hours, 2 Weeks | International Market Entry Strategies
This course familiarizes students with a range of international marketing strategies and describes the research and planning process that companies use to assess and implement these strategies. Students will become familiar with the techniques of effective ways to getting a product or service into the target market.

Skills and Benefits Acquired - Strategizing, Planning, Negotiating
FITT550, 40 Hours, 2 Weeks | International Marketing
This course introduces an essential component of international trade: effectively marketing products and services in the global market. Students will become familiar with advances in technology, such as the Internet and telecommunications that now allow small- to medium-sized businesses to successfully pursue international marketing.

Skills and Benefits Acquired - Promotion, Planning, Decision Making
FITT650, 40 Hours, 2 Weeks | International Trade Research
This course introduces an essential component of conducting international trade: researching international markets. International trade research enables companies to identify and gather the information they need to make effective decisions about when to engage in international trade and which markets will be the most profitable. It also enables companies to avoid potentially costly trade and investment mistakes.

Skills and Benefits Acquired - Research, Risk Analysis, Data Analysis
FITT750, 40 Hours, 2 Weeks | Legal Aspects of International Trade
This course introduces students to the intricate international legal framework that enables individuals, businesses and governments to successfully and legally exchange goods and services across borders. Students will gain an understanding of the cooperation between private enterprises and intergovernmental organizations, and ways in which the international community has lowered trade barriers around the world. Special attention will be given to treaties, conventions, agreements, model laws and effective methods for dispute resolution.

Skills and Benefits Acquired - Contracting, Negotiating, Dispute Resolution
FITT850, 40 Hours, 2 Weeks | International Trade Management
This course provides an introduction to the issues, strategies and techniques that are essential to the management of companies operating in a global economy. Technological, economic and political changes have created a new, increasingly integrated, rapidly changing and highly competitive international environment. Such conditions require diverse and adaptable skills from those who direct the fortunes of today’s firms.

Skills and Benefits Acquired - Managing, Leadership, Decision Making

" The friendly staff gave me some great advice which helped me choose the right program. Not only did I become certified in the International Trade industry, but I also gained a college diploma! "
Patrick Lalonde Brighton College Alumni

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