Upcoming Annual CIFFA Courses – Deadline May 31st


At Brighton College we offer the CIFFA (Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association) courses as a crucial component of our International Trade Diploma Program. These specialized courses are available only once per year and are not offered as standalone courses. They provide targeted training in international transportation and freight forwarding, equipping you with the essential skills needed to excel in the global logistics industry.

The CIFFA portion of our International Trade Program begins June 3, 2024.

Course Breakdown

CIFF100 | CIFFA – International Transportation & Trade

This introductory course covers the basics of various modes of transportation, including truck, rail, air, and ocean. It also delves into the geography over which goods move and the Incoterms® 2010 rules, which outline the transfer of cost and risk from seller to buyer during transportation.
Course Highlights:

  • Modes of Transportation: Truck, rail, air, and ocean
  • Geography of Trade Routes: Key routes and logistics hubs
  • Incoterms® 2010: Rules for cost and risk transfer

Duration: 40 hours over 2 weeks
Prerequisite: None

CIFF200 | CIFFA – Essentials of Freight Forwarding

Building on the knowledge from CIFF100, this course covers the intricacies of freight forwarding. Learn how to manage risk with various international payment methods, understand cargo insurance, and complete commercial documents accurately. This course also addresses export packaging, cargo security, dangerous goods handling, and effective costing and quoting techniques.
Course Highlights:

  • Risk Management: International payments and cargo insurance
  • Commercial Documentation: Proper completion and usage
  • Export Packaging: Best practices for securing goods
  • Cargo Security: Ensuring the safety of shipments
  • Dangerous Goods: Handling and compliance
  • Costing and Quoting: Offering alternative solutions to clients

Duration: 60 hours over 3 weeks
Prerequisite: CIFFA100

Why Enroll in CIFFA Courses at Brighton College?

1. Industry-Relevant Curriculum:
The courses are designed in collaboration with CIFFA, ensuring the curriculum meets industry standards and provides current knowledge and skills.

2. Expert Instructors:
Learn from experienced professionals who bring practical expertise and real-world insights to the classroom.

3. Hands-On Learning:
Engage in practical exercises and case studies that simulate real-world scenarios, preparing you for the challenges of the global trade environment.

4. Career Advancement:
Gain specialized knowledge in international trade and freight forwarding, enhancing your resume and opening doors to various career opportunities.

5. Networking Opportunities:
Connect with industry professionals, peers, and potential employers, expanding your professional network.

How to Enroll

For more details on enrollment and to register for these courses, visit Brighton College’s CIFFA Program page or contact the admissions office at admissions@brightoncollege.com.

Don’t miss this opportunity to become a skilled professional in the global trade industry. Enroll in the CIFFA courses today and take the first step towards a successful career in international transportation and freight forwarding!

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